As we continue to heat up and our crops fail to thrive, some Montana farmers are facing the prospect of losing their livelihoods.
In a report issued last week, the Montana Department of Agriculture warned that the drought has hit many of the state’s farm and ranching families hard.
In fact, more than 20 percent of the farmers and ranchers surveyed reported they had experienced losses in livestock production in recent years.
But Montana’s drought is not just a Montana problem.
The U.S. Department of Interior is also worried about the drought’s impact on climate change.
“While the U.K. is experiencing a major drought, it is also experiencing a substantial increase in extreme weather events such as heat waves, flooding and droughts, as well as other impacts,” the department said in a statement.
“Drought is the greatest threat to human health and the planet.
The impacts of climate change are well documented, and climate change will cause more and more extreme weather.”
The drought in southern Montana comes as the U