Climate change? Show me the evidence

If you’re not sure whether climate change is real, you’re not alone. Although recent surveys reveal that 75% of Marylanders think climate change is occurring, many people say they just don’t know enough to be certain about whether it is a problem.

It’s not surprising that people are confused. Climate change isn’t always taught in schools and it wasn’t taught at all when today’s adults were schoolkids. We can’t rely on personal experience for evidence because variability in weather makes it hard to detect climate trends in real time.  Our friends and neighbors might not know any more than we do.  And the recent injection of political opinion into the climate discussion has only added to the confusion by distracting people from reliable scientific evidence.

So, what does the evidence say about some common climate change questions from farmers? 

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