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How Climate Change Makes Poison Ivy Worse



Poison ivy is getting more poisonous, and climate change is to blame. What’s the connection? Climate change is occurring because burning oil, coal and other fossil fuels releases gases like carbon dioxide (CO2). CO2 builds up in the atmosphere, trapping heat that causes temperatures on the ground to rise, creating a “greenhouse” effect on the […]

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Top Ten Reasons to Take Climate Change Seriously



Still on the fence about whether climate change matters to you? Here are ten reasons why it should: 1. Poison Ivy.  Poison ivy leaves have gotten bigger and their toxic oils more potent because the plants are thriving in hotter conditions. As climate change increases, it will be easier to get poison ivy and harder to […]

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