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What The Kansas City Metro Could Be Facing From Climate Change

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Carlos Moreno/KCUR 89.3
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.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Zach Wilson is the associate producer for KCUR's Up To Date.
Mackenzie Martin makes podcasts for KCUR Studios. You can find her on Twitter @_macmartin.