What we learned from the climate beat in 2022
Missouri saw flooding, drought, extreme heat and bitter cold in 2022. Meanwhile, in Kansas, drought-fueled wildfires are exhausting resources and adding importance to the fight to conserve water. We'll take a look at the biggest climate stories of the year.
Kansas City is one of the top five metropolitan areas expected to experience heat index temperatures above 125 degrees in the coming decades, according to a new heat risk model. That's just one of the extreme weather events Missouri residents experienced in 2022.
Meanwhile in Kansas, drought decimated crop harvests, fueled wildfires and killed livestock.
Kansas News Service reporter David Condos and Harvest Public Media's Eva Tesfaye discuss the biggest stories on the climate beat in 2022, and share what gives them hope in 2023.
Kansas City Today is hosted by Nomin Ujiyediin. It is produced by Byron Love and KCUR Studios and edited by Gabe Rosenberg and Lisa Rodriguez.
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