Pumpkin brand Libby's reports that unusually rainy weather in Illinois has affected the harvest of pumpkins negatively, but the company hopes to meet the needs of this year's holiday bakers. Pumpkins need warm weather to grow , but if there is too much rain, they don't get as big and they suffer more diseases.
Some climatologists affirm that the record rainfall in Illinois is related to climate change.
Pumpkins by Martin Doege ( Wikimedia)
From http: //scienceworld.scholastic.com/Earth-Science-News
Written by Sara Mirás, 3rd A ( 9th grade)