Governors address plans on climate
States should develop creative approaches to climate change -- just as they have with challenges such as healthcare -- despite their different economic interests, said governors at a meeting in Traverse City.
“No individual state is going to solve the climate-change problem, but we can do our part,” Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said. “In the absence of national or international consensus or progress, we have the opportunity to show the way.”
Talks on state climate policy were planned for the annual National Governors Assn. meeting this weekend on Lake Michigan, where receding water levels have touched off debate over the effects of global warming.