State coming to grips with climate change

Subtitle: Some measures being taken to combat future heat, storms
Source: Gazette
Author: C. Benjamin Ford
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Date Published: 07/13/2012

According to climate scientists and a number of state officials, the events of the past two weeks are consistent with what Maryland faces as a result of climate change. “Fires, drought, more extreme weather events — this is what it looks like,” said Zoe Johnson, program manager for climate policy in the Office for a Sustainable Future with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The recent heat wave “shows us ways we’re vulnerable now.” State officials will review the recent events to see what steps can be taken to prepare for the future, she said.