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What The Kansas City Metro Could Be Facing From Climate Change

Joel Frey plods along MIll Creek Parkway on Monday afternoon during an afternoon run. He said, "I'd rather it be 90 (degrees), but I don't get to pick my weather."
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Joel Frey ran along Mill Creek Parkway during Kansas City's recent polar vortex. He said, "I'd rather it be 90°, but I don't get to pick my weather."

Kansas City's recent cold snap is just one example of the extreme events the Midwest will continue seeing as a result of climate change.

That's because global warming isn't just about it getting hotter, it's causing more extreme weather events. The result is the country will continue experiencing hurricanes, floods, droughts and wildfires.

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