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Getting ready for climate change: How the West Coast can lead the way

Getting ready for climate change: How the West Coast can lead the way

In mid-November, I was in San Francisco for the Greenbuild conference and a series of events related to clean economy policies on the West Coast. One of the most significant was a meeting of representatives from the leaders of California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia — scientists and advocates addressing climate change risks and infrastructure decisions. To the best of my knowledge, this was the first time a coalition of states had come together to seriously discuss how to handle infrastructure challenges and investments in a world facing increasingly extreme weather and rising sea levels. The roundtable meeting had been in the works long before Superstorm Sandy, but the flooded New York subways, homes burned to the ground in the Bronx, and thousands of people still without electricity gave the session an even greater sense of importance. Participants discussed...

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