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This NebGuide will explain how climate changes at the end of this century will affect winter wheat production. Although it doesn't make daily headlines, global warming that results from climate changes will present challenges for current and future generations. While scientists may disagree about what causes current climate change, there is general agreement that a change is happening now and will continue for some time. As humans, it doesn't matter much whether the air temperature is 92 degrees or 97 degrees - either way we tend to be uncomfortable. However, a 5 degree temperature change can have dramatic implications for plants, as well as an increase in carbon dioxide concentration.