‘If you want a scary story’: Agriculture, human health and ecosystems at risk as Illinois’ climate is quickly changing

‘If you want a scary story’: Agriculture, human health and ecosystems at risk as Illinois’ climate is quickly changing
Jeff Kirwan, a corn and soybean farmer, injects ammonia into the soil of his fields on April 19, 2021, in New Windsor, Illinois. - Stacey Wescott/TNS

Illinois’ climate is swiftly changing, In an extensive new report released Tuesday, the Nature Conservancy details how Illinois’ climate has transformed and looks forward to what more change might mean for the state’s agriculture, human health and already-stressed ecosystems. “There’s a big message there that we need to be doing everything we can to prevent future climate change by mitigating our use of fossil fuels, particularly,” said Donald Wuebbles, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Illinois, and one of the lead authors of the assessment. “For those things we can’t p...

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