In 2011, Midlands may have seen some of what is to come on climate change

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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2013 12:00 am

The Great Plains got a taste of future climate change with the historic weather of 2011 — extraordinary snow and rain across the north mirrored by intense drought across the south, according to a review of the latest climate science published Friday.

The report, required every four years by federal law, was posted in draft form online so the public can comment on it before it is formally presented to Congress and the president late this year. In addition to a national overview, the report analyzes expected regional changes.

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