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Retired Nebraska State Senator Ken Haar says it’s critical to invest in clean energy and drought-resistant crops.

Fields of corn and soybeans are common sights in Nebraska, but by the end of the century, that could change.

Haar: “We’re a heavily agriculture state. And the signs are already there that climate change is happening.”

That’s retired State Senator Ken Haar. He says by the end of the century, Nebraska is likely to suffer more droughts. And temperatures in the state could be up to nine degrees Fahrenheit hotter than they are now. That would make the climate in Nebraska more like southern Oklahoma – which is bad news for corn and soybean growers.

Haar: “In southern Oklahoma they don’t raise a lot of corn and soybeans.”

As a senator, Haar was part of a bipartisan committee working on a climate action plan for the state. And he continues to push for it, even now that he’s retired.

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Haar: “I know that this may take a while. I’m trying to be patient … but I’m trying to push from the grassroots level now.”

Haar says it’s critical to invest in clean energy and drought-resistant crops. So he’s talking to people throughout the state about possible solutions.

Haar says that acting now will ensure a better future for our children and grandchildren.

Haar: “They deserve a great world.”

Reporting credit: Justyna Bicz/ChavoBart Digital Media.
Image graphic: Created by David McCarthy.

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