Climate change leads to increases in ticks, mosquitos, poison ivy

Ticked Off – America’s Outdoor Experience and Climate Change report was produced by the National Wildlife Federation, which includes 49 state affiliates and more than four million members committed to protecting wildlife and connecting Americans with nature.


Extreme weather is becoming more common. Droughts and floods are more severe and more frequent. Winter snow is melting away earlier in the spring and fall weather is slower and slower to come about.

Read full excerpt in Aug. 21 Tribune-Journal and Clarksville Star.