I found the article about the climate change study by researchers Johannes Feddema and Nathan Brunsell and its effect on Kansas interesting (11/13, Local, “Climate change brings Kansans dire prediction”). But I questioned the time frame they used, 1950-2000.
Why didn’t they go back to the 1930s, when parts of Kansas, Nebraska and that whole area were referred to as the dust bowl? We might learn from those people — how they coped and what they did to improve the situation.
Seems to me we ought to use as much of history as possible.
I was struck by the two contrasting articles about Kansas in the Local section on 11/13: “Climate change brings Kansans dire prediction” and “Idea to lower Kansas highway speed limit appears to run out of gas”.
Are Kansans resigned to the fact that no one wants to be inconvenienced by reducing our carbon footprint and therefore want to retain the higher speed limit so folks can get through our future, devastated state as soon as possible?