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January 6, 2009 blogs about climate change and California
Nature magazine's new online climate page has an interesting blog post about global warming and California. The Golden State has long been a climate policy leader, the blog points out. But such leadership, it adds, is also a matter of common sense, given the gloomy projections about how global warming is expected to impact the state. 

Reporting from last month's American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco, Nature's Olive Heffernan ticks off a list of those impacts, based on presentations by climate specialists. They include a much diminished spring snow melt, less precipitation overall and more frequent severe heat waves. To read the actual blog, which is titled On the Home Front, go to:

To read all Climate Feedback posts from the AGU conference, go to:

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Tom Knudson lives in the Sierra Nevada and travels widely throughout the range. His hobbies include fly-fishing, backpacking and cross-country skiing. He is the recipient of numerous journalistic awards, including two Pulitzer Prizes, one for a 1992 Sacramento Bee series "Sierra in Peril," a watershed work about environmental threats to the mountain range. E-mail Tom at

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