Climate change report hits home for Iowans

Photo by Charlie Neibergall/AP; The Guardian
Photo by Charlie Neibergall/AP; The Guardian

The recently released National Climate Assessment brings the impacts of climate change to each individual state in the United States.

“Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present,” the report said. “Corn producers in Iowa, oyster growers in Washington state and maple syrup producers in Vermont are all observing climate-related changes that are outside of recent experience.”

The Guardian provided a full explanation of the report here.

White House Releases National Climate Assessment

A new assessment of US climate change shows how often each state has been affected by weather and climate events over the past 32 years that have resulted in more than $1 billion in damages. Iowa, which has struggled with flooding and tornadoes in recent years, has been hit with up to 25 events since 1980.

Head over to the National Climate Data Center’s website to view or download an overview of the assessment.