Kansas Drought

Analyses of future climate conditions indicate that maize, soybean, and grain sorghum yields would decrease approximately 2-12 percent at the state level in Kansas despite increases in irrigation application, suggesting that future drought will exceed the range that historical irrigation reactions can adapt to.

Kansas currently faces one of the top five greatest drought threats in the continental United States.

What's Happening with Drought?

Kansas

Southwest, Central Plains Face ‘Unprecedented’ Drought

Climate change is creating an “unprecedented” risk of severe drought in the Southwest and Central Plains... More

Georgia

What a Warmer Future Means for Southeastern Wildfires

Tinder-dry conditions that have resulted from months with little to no rain and toasty fall temperatures have allowed the fires to reach unusual heights. More

New York

Sandy’s Surge Was Extreme. It Could Become Normal

The risk posed by future storms like Sandy is only going to increase due to climate change. The potential for stronger storms and rising seas mean Sandy-level flooding could could occur once every 23 years as opposed to once every 400... More

Climate Change Behind Surge in Western Wildfires

Western firefighting veterans lamenting a “new normal” amid surging forest fires have received an explanation for the destructiveness they’ve been unable to quell... More

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