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Fortunately, Gov. Janet Mills recognized local weather change as a significant current menace for Maine’s financial system, ecology and residents when she grew to become governor in January 2019 — earlier than COVID hit — and fashioned the multi-sector Maine Local weather Council, which produced the Maine Gained’t Wait motion plan in December 2020.
In April 1999 I co-chaired the primary Maine Local weather convention in Lewiston. The nationwide scientist who spoke didn’t know whether or not or not local weather change was going to be a danger to Maine in 1999. It’s now 2022 and now not is there a query — local weather change is going on.
Final week, I Zoomed the convention “Communities Main on Local weather.” The primary panelists shared outcomes from their native Local weather Resilience Partnerships after which a panel on transportation. Maine has such a inventive, optimistic, widespread sense group of leaders from all elements of Maine – rural and concrete — which are getting issues achieved.
I agree with the speaker who urged all to cease being polarized ideologues – it doesn’t matter whether or not individuals agree or disagree in regards to the science of local weather change or adaptation – however we have to “get to sure” to cut back hazards and save prices and lives.
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