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How California should budget for climate change
How California should budget for climate change

A new federal report on climate change released by the White House does not focus, as previous reports did, on predictions about the future but instead offers stark descriptions of the here and now: shorter winters, intensified storms, deepening drought, more frequent heat waves. Growing seasons are changing and Western pine forests are falling to beetle infestations. None of this should come as a surprise; the most recent report by the United Nations' climate change experts said pretty much the same thing on a global scale. But there has been a more discernible tone of alarm in such reports during the last several months. They press the point that the effects of climate change are...

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