Getting all hot and bothered?

Since 1925, the average annual temperature has increased more than 1.5F in California, and nearly 2F in Nevada. While this is a slightly higher increase than the global average, we know that it is getting hotter and more dangerous for human health. In 10 of the last 15 years, heat killed more Americans than tornadoes, hurricanes or extreme cold. And, California’s water demand is expected to increase by nearly 70% in the next few years. Unfortunately, none of the 20 most valuable perennial crops grown in CA are expected to benefit from climate change.