SAN JOSE, Calif. Climate experts have seen the future of America’s breadbasket â and from their perspective, it doesn’t look pretty.”I don’t want to be a wheat farmer in Kansas in the future,” said Harold Brooks, a senior scientist at the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, Oklahoma.
Brooks isn’t a wheat farmer. He’s a researcher who has analyzed how climate change could affect the weather in America’s midsection, based on historical data and computer modeling. Last year, he and his colleagues found that tornado patterns are becoming more variable — with severe storms coming in bunches or not at all.