May 24, 2021 - Contemporary Issues
Topic: Climate Change in Iowa
Climate change is a long-term threat to the planet’s well-being, but it’s already affecting human communities. In addition to impacts on coastal areas and in the Global South, we see early effects of climate change right here in farm country. WOI-TV meteorologist Brandon Lawrence broke it down for us on Earth Day this year.
To learn more, read Don Hofstrand’s 2018 column describing the impact of climate change on midwest agriculture and the 2020 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll on farmers’ beliefs on climate change. To learn much more, dig into the EPA’s Fourth National Climate Assessment.
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