GAO highlights climate change risks

 

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Ever-warmer …

Government ‘not well-positioned’ to handle climate change risks

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY  — Slowly but inexorably, the very guts of the U.S. government are acknowledging the risks of climate change, most recently demonstrated when the Government Accountability Office said the federal government must do a better job managing climate risk to limit the government’s fiscal exposure.

The changes to GAO’s High Risk List were part of the agency’s biennial update to its list of federal programs and operations at “high risk” for waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement or needing broad-based transformation. Continue reading

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