Nature Conservancy says Kansas and their neighboring states will bear the brunt of global warming. Here's Nature Conservancy's release on their study and projections if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise. Here's the Climate Wizard that allows you "map" the climate of any area of the U.S. If Nature Conservancy is right, they'll be using srtifical grass on atheltic fields and golf courses in the Heartland because they won't have enough water to keep real grass alive if temps climb as much as ten degrees. STANDARD BOILER PLATE This verbiage will now be attached to any blog I do about global warming. It’s amazing to me that somebody who can apparently read and then post comments still wonders in public why global warming matters on a technology web site. But I am naive, always assuming everybody’s paying attention. It’s because of money. If global warming has enough acceptance among corporations, the public and even pols, there will be more money spent on green tech, wisely or unwisely. If oil prices stay low and most people don’t care a fig about global warming, green tech will have a difficult time succeeding, regardless of its merits. Not every good idea succeeds. VCs usually invest where they think there’s best chance for a good return. In greentech as in any tech the winners will often be determined by luck, brilliance, timing, happenstance and even marketing. Behind it all will be the money and behind that: whether the evidence for global warming and curtailing pollution drive action or is written off as claptrap.