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    West Coast Governors Battle Climate Change

    By By Valerie Smock
    November 09, 2013, 2:54:57 AM EST

    Climate change is a hotly debated topic and will continue to be that way well into the future. At the end of October, top officials gathered together at Cisco's San Francisco Hunter's Point Office to sign what they’re considering an historic climate change plan. It calls for unprecedented cooperation among West Coast governments, including British Columbia.

    California's Governor, Jerry Brown said this is significant. The plan requires that all jurisdictions account for costs of carbon pollution, and where possible, link programs to grow the low-carbon economy. The issue is working on a problem we can’t see yet.

    The Bay Conservation and Development Commission says its study shows a potential rise of 16 inches by 2050 and 55 inches by 2100. Without their levees, San Francisco and Oakland airports might be inundated. Officials hope to have an agreement on climate change by 2015 in Paris.

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