Climate Change Could Cost States: Study

Law360, New York (October 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A new study released on Monday says that climate change could threaten some state economies in areas such as forestry, water resources, agriculture and tourism.

Conducted by The National Conference of State Legislatures and the Center for Integrative Environmental Research at the University of Maryland, the study — titled “State Economic and Environmental Costs of Climate Change” — addresses the economic outcomes of climate change for states and stresses the importance of planning ahead.

“The earth’s climate is changing, and some states are beginning to see...
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