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Idaho Starts Climate Change Talks

Despite the uncertainty over the scale and the speed of climate change, Idaho leaders are beginning to discuss how to adapt and how to reduce its impacts. Boise law firm Holland and Hart held a workshop for its Idaho clients and lawmakers last week where scientists and policymakers examined how the state can reduce the effects of warmer winters, earlier runoffs and increased wildfires. It came the same week that Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers reported that delaying action to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by a decade could cost the U.S. economy $150 billion annually. Some Idahoans remain skeptical about how much human activities already have contributed to the changes, said Holland and Hart attorney William Myers, who served as solicitor general in the Bush administration’s Department of Interior. And it is hard for many people in Idaho to get worked up about the possible 1.25 inch-per-decade rise in global ocean levels that Obama identified/Rocky Barker, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: How aggressively should Idaho address climate change?




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