Climate change forum scheduled Friday in Truckee |

Climate change forum scheduled Friday in Truckee

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TRUCKEE, Calif. — A public meeting will be held Friday, Oct. 11, in Truckee to get input from Californians on how the state should prepare for climate risks.

The California Natural Resources Agency, in coordination with other state agencies, will be drafting the new Safeguarding California Plan, an update to the 2009 climate adaptation strategy, officials said in a press release.

"In 2009, the state released one of the first multi-sector climate adaptation strategies in the country," according to the CNRA press release. Since then, our understanding of climate risks has evolved and our strategies for responding to these risks have also evolved, making it an ideal time to update the plan and continue to build a collective vision for preparing for climate risks."

CNRA plans to release a draft version of the Safeguarding California Plan for public review and comment by the end of 2013.

"California is already taking aggressive action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but no matter how quickly we reduce our climate polluting emissions, impacts will still occur," officials said. "Many impacts — bigger and more intense wildfires, floods, severe storms and heat waves —­ are already occurring and will only become more frequent and more dangerous."

Friday's meeting is at 3 p..m. at Truckee Town Hall, at 10183 Truckee Airport Road.

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