Missoulian: Let’s lead by example on climate change

Over the past 30 years, Montana has experienced increased occurrence of fire, decreasing winter snow pack, high summer time temperatures and retreating alpine glaciers, at least partially as a result of human-induced climate change. Taking action on the causes of climate change must start right here in Montana and will be most effective if those actions are taken now.

Taking a proactive stance on climate change, Gov. Brian Schweitzer appointed a Climate Change Advisory Committee in December 2005 to help develop policy recommendations that would decrease Montana’s greenhouse gas emissions (the primary cause of climate change) and simultaneously “save money, conserve energy and bolster the Montana economy.”

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