Scientific Advisory Committee On Climate Change Reconvenes In New York

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Where President Trump has shut down the national committee on climate change, New York is starting it back up anyway, with help from Columbia University. The new committee of 19 scientists will be working directly with cities, bypassing federal and state-level oversight. ⁃ TN Editor

New York State has revived a climate science committee that the Trump administration let go last summer. The group’s objective is to help local and regional officials to get the information they need to prepare and respond to impacts like heat waves, droughts, and flooding. And they’re building a network of dozens of organizations to get the job done without the federal government’s involvement.

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