Global Climate ChangeBy Addie, Hailey, Jacob, Caden
Heat increase will cause more heat related deaths. Warmer temperatures mean worse air qualities. Increase in weather problems. With bad weather comes PTSD, because of the bad storms. Another weather related problem is more water-spread diseases because of more stagnant water. Hotter weather means more fleas, ticks or mosquitos. Increase in salmonella cases because of more spoiled meat due to hotter weather
there are 61 million people in the midwest, which is Canada-Mexico. A Mostly flat plain, there is a Wide variation of precipitation, along with More insects and pests, More diseases, and a Higher demand for freshwater. More than 80% of area is agriculture/great plains.
Precipitation is expected to become more intense, leading to increased flood damage, strained drainage systems, and reduced drinking water availability. Raw sewage overflow can result when cities have impervious infrastructure, impacting clean water availability and human health. More heavy downpours may increase the likelihood of property damage, travel delays, and disruption in services. Sediment runoff and erosion may clog reservoirs and reduce storage capacity. Expected rises in summer drought frequency and evaporation rates could reduce water levels in lakes and wetlands.
Warmer weather can negatively affect crop and livestock production. The warmer water can be bad for some cold water species and good for some cold water species, This causes some species to take over or overpopulate. Warmer temperatures could cause droughts, which then could cause the crop production to go down.
Three big ideas of climate change in the region. 1. Winters will be warmer, Summers will be warmer - seasons are changing and adapting to the weather 2. Warmer weather will decrease crop/livestock production 3. Precipitation expected to become more intense.
Indianola is a large farming town, so we could do something to affect crop production. If we started small, we could gradually get bigger. If we were to make more greenhouses, there would be more oxygen in the air, and less carbon dioxide. Or if we were to have all of indianola switch to eco-friendly lightbulbs, and then turn off their lights when they were done, or separate their recycling, then slowly there would be less pollution and then we could do bigger things. I read somewhere that if we had a national day once a year (or a month or something), where we turned off all electricity in the world and watched the stars, pollution would be a lot lessened, and it would be relaxing.