Cooler and Wetter: Study Links Irrigation to Inaccurate Climate Perception (UVM Environment)

June 01, 2016

It’s the height of irony. Irrigation systems designed to buffer farmers from the effects of a warming planet may be causing them to think their local area is cooler and wetter than it is, says research published June 1 in the journal Global Environmental Change – perceptions that other studies suggest may slow their efforts to address climate change.