Climate change may cause heat, drought, pests

'Over the past 50 years, we've seen higher average annual temperatures, more frequent downpours, longer growing seasons and fewer cold snaps,' said Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech University and a co-author of the report.

Written by: Jessica Behnham

The record-setting heat during the summer of 1988 could become the norm in Wisconsin if steps aren't taken to curb emissions that cause global warming, according to a new report.

Hotter summers and increased flooding caused by heavier rainfall are among the extreme consequences the Union of Concerned Scientists found in a study of the impact of climate change on the Badger State.

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