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What is the Idaho Climate-Economy Impacts Assessment?

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It might be wintery here in Idaho, but that doesn’t mean we’re not seeing changes in our climate not only here in our state, but all around the world.

This past summer was the third hottest on record in the United States. Here in the Treasure Valley, there were 27 days that pushed above 100 degrees; shattering previous records.

And there’s other risks in a future that continues to have warmer weather – more frequent droughts and wildfires, a diminishing snowpack – to name a few.

Last year, the University of Idaho McClure Center for Public Policy Research, released the Idaho Climate-Economy Impacts Assessment.

Megan Foster, a program director and research scientist for the McClure Center spoke with Idaho News 6 about the project’s goals.

“It really provides a glimpse into you know, what are these risks, what should we be aware of, but also what are these opportunities,” Foster said.

“This is for Idahoans.” she continued,…

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