According to a report from the Federal Environmental Protection Agency, Ohio's climate is changing and is getting warmer. Ohio has warmed by about one degree (F) in the last 100 years, and the Ohio of 2095 may have weather that's more today's Arkansas or North Carolina. The state is also experiencing more frequent flooding as climate change brings more rain, especially in the spring. On the Great Lakes, ice appears to form later than in the past and to melt sooner. The state's warming trend is likely to have an impact on Ohio's number one industry, agriculture, with both positive and negative effects. As Earth Day 2023 approaches, CMC unpacks Ohio's climate future for a discussion on the impact, cost, and potential mitigation of climate change in the Buckeye State.
Featuring Aaron B. Wilson, Ph.D., Principal Investigator at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, The Ohio State University, and State Climatologist of Ohio, Luke Messinger, Executive Director, The Dawes Arboretum, and Ja'net Graham, Senior Manager-Energy Advocacy, IMPACT Community Action, with host Marshall McPeek, Chief Meteorologist, WSYX ABC6.