Legislators and experts meet to discuss the effects of climate change on Kansas

Published: Feb. 10, 2020 at 4:40 PM CST
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The WEALTH Coalition hosted a climate hearing at the state house to discuss climate change's effects on Kansas Economy, Agriculture, and the health of residents.

Climate experts, legislators, and the community were among those invited to the hearing.

The comittee was made up of members from both parties and chambers, as well as members of the community.

The committee heard from several climate experts who voiced their opiniopns and concerns about climate change and the effect it has on Kansas. They covered a wide range of climate related issues such as impacts on Kansas, impacts on Kansas agriculture, and impacts on resident's health

Doug Cluck, a Regional Climate Service Director, says Kansas has already seen it's fair share of effects through flooding and tempature changes.

"It effects Kansas in a number of ways not only temperature but also some of the variability that we see in precipitation. There is an increase in heavy precipitation events and we know the result of that is mostly flooding sometimes short term flash flooding and also sometimes longer river flooding," says Cluck.