Study: As Snowmelt Declines, Farmers in Western U.S. Could Be Among the Hardest Hit

Yale Environment 360 discusses how, as snowmelt declines, farmers in western U.S. could be among the hardest hit.

As global temperatures continue to rise, farmers in the western United States who rely on snowmelt to water their crops could be one of the most severely affected agricultural communities in the world, according to a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change. Two of the most vulnerable regions to climate change will be the San Joaquin and Colorado river basins, both major producers of crops and livestock.

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