“People are already starting to act, preparing for the climate that will be not the climate that was,” said Jim Buizer, University of Arizona professor, an author of a new federal report on climate change in the U.S.
The U.S. government report tells an unambiguous story: The planet is warming, climate change is driven primarily by people and it’s already affecting Americans, through more frequent or intense heat waves, downpours and, in some regions, floods or droughts.
Minnesota is expected to see increased heat, extreme rainfall, prolonged drought and their collective repercussions could put significant stress on existing infrastructure and regional ecosystems, the report says. [More on changes expected in Minnesota]
Today’s Question: Are you taking steps to prepare for the climate that will be?