Do farmers hold the key to climate?

May 28, 2010 at 10:57 pm in INFORUM

CHICAGO – Amid one of the warmest springs on record in Chicago and renewed worries about our warming planet, how is it that late-summer days across the Midwest are cooling?

The answer may be in the towering, tightly packed rows of corn that blanket Illinois at harvest and the ripple effects from industrialized farming that scientists are only beginning to understand. Continue reading…