Former Nebraska Governor and US Senator, Bob Kerry, asks the right question in the midst of the immense disaster underway in the nation's Heartland. It convinces us that like Californians, coastal Texans and Floridians, folks in the Heartland are likely to become increasingly vocal advocates for action on global warming to combat climate related catastrophes. Agriculture is so very vulnerable to floods, heat, drought and fire and our food supply is at real risk. We applaud Mr. Kerry as we do his fellow native Nebraskan, Karen Ross, our wise California Secretary of Food and Agriculture. These folks from the Heartland give us hope that governments across the Great Plains and in Washington DC will join California in boldly acting to mitigate and adapt to what is unfolding with increasingly destructive power.