Report Details Climate’s Effect on Key Sectors in Region’s Economy

Report Details Climate’s Effect on Key Sectors in Region’s Economy

News Type: State, Regional, Federal Source: Flathead Beacon
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With wildfires raging in California and President Donald Trump doubting global warming’s legitimacy, a new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration explains the consequences of climate change in dire terms — temperatures are steadily rising as the result of human activity.

Released the day after Thanksgiving by the Trump administration, as congressionally required, the Fourth National Climate Assessment presents a dire warning about the warming world’s potential to deliver devastating impacts to the economy, including key sectors in Montana’s outdoor economy like skiing and fishing.

In Montana and the northwestern United States, residents list the inherent qualities of the region’s natural environment among the top reasons to live in the region, a trend that is reflected in the economy.