Growing Seasons

Mary from Florida


I got your letter and thought it was very interesting.  I do not usually think about the benefits of global warming.  We are learning about global warming in science this week and my teacher told us about lots of harmful effects of global warming, but she also said there may be some benefits like you mentioned.
I also live on a farm, but global warming is causing problems for my family.  Our farm is in Florida and we grow oranges that are shipped all over the country.
Lately we have had droughts in the summers and this is leading to fewer oranges on our trees. People worry that we will not have enough water when it doesnít rain for a long time. During the summer we have to be very careful with the use of our limited water.

From, Mary



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