Illinois climate en Climate Change and the Midwest <p>Climate change is not just an abstract, an inconvenience, or a disaster limited to Arctic ice or coastal populations during superstorms like Hurricane Sandy. Illinois is already affected and climate change could hurt us all worse. The saying “think global, act local” is recalled, but there are no simple or easy answers.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 17:48:49 +0000 Bill Knight 24084 at Climate Change and the Midwest Warming Trend in Illinois <p>The US Department of Agriculture is confirming what gardeners in Illinois already knew: it has become warmer in the state during recent years.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />The change can be seen in <a href="" target="_blank">the USDA&#39;s plant hardiness map</a> that appears on the back of packages for seeds and plants.&nbsp;<br /><br />State climatologist Jim Angel said the previous map was based on a much colder period in Illinois history.<br /> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 17:37:47 +0000 Rich Egger 10893 at Warming Trend in Illinois