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Is it time for a national climate summit?

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Ominous skies during last summer’s horrific Colorado wildfire season. Bob Berwyn photo.

Science, conservation groups call for high-level talks on addressing climate challenges

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — Citing damage from intense storms like Sandy, more intense and frequent wildfires and prolonged droughts, a coalition of national groups, including the American Meteorological Society and the American Fisheries Society, are calling for a national, science-based climate summit.

In a Feb. 8 letter to President Bararck Obama, the groups said the summit “would be designed to identify policies and actions that can be taken by each Federal agency and by state and local governments to address the causes and effects of climate change.”

Other groups signing on to the letter include: Society for Conservation Biology, Society for Ecological Restoration, The Wildlife Society and the Ecological Society of America. Continue reading

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