September 27th, 2010
During periodic visits to see relatives and friends in the Upper Midwest, I’m always watching for signs of climate change, and movement toward greener living. It’s not idle curiosity. Effective responses to climate change will be critical here where so much of the world’s corn, beans and wheat is grown. I’m also interested because I know that the climate changes predicted for this region may not appear to be connected to global warming. In the Southwest, the U.S. is heating up and drying out, exactly what most people expect to see from global warming.