1. PUBLIC OPINION:
Most farmers see climate change but can't see humans causing it
When farmers in McCracken County, Ky., need help identifying a crop-eating pest or fencing in a herd of miniature horses, they call Doug Wilson. But these days, the agricultural extension agent is the one seeking advice, as he tries to help his county's agriculture sector wrestle with one of its emerging problems: climate change. A new crop of opinion polls suggests many U.S. farmers believe the climate is changing, but few lay the blame on man-made greenhouse gas emissions. Fewer still favor policies to cut greenhouse gas emissions.