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Brown plans forum on state’s climate change risks

By Josh Richman
Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 at 3:25 pm in Global warming, Jerry Brown.

Gov. Jerry Brown today announced he’ll get together with environmental, business and public health and safety leaders for “The Governor’s Conference on Extreme Climate Risks and California’s Future” on Dec. 15 in San Francisco.

Brown’s office said the conference will focus on the risks of unpredictable and extreme weather events caused by climate change and how our communities can prepare and adapt. It aims to build on the findings of a United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report – to be released later this month – outlining the link between global warming, extreme weather events and their economic impact.

Among those joining Brown at the conference, to be held at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, will be IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri.

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  • Doug

    Nice idea, but if last year was any indication we are in for more temperate and wetter weather. The rest of the country got the extremes, but not CA.

  • John W

    Re: #1

    Oh good! Because Northern California has had decent weather of late, the effects of climate change only affect the rest of the country and the rest of the planet. Nice to know.