Study: Central Illinois will be much hotter by 2050

Pantagraph: If you thought last summer was hot, you ain't seen nothing yet. Central Illinois will see water shortages, including some severe ones, when average temperatures climb 4.5 to 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit by 2050, according to a new study from the Natural Resources Defense Council and Tetra Tech, a California-based environmental consulting firm. More rain will fall over the central United States, but the increase in moisture will be offset by more demand for water by plants and people, ......

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