Preserved lands defend against climate change

Daily Journal: When President Obama referred to “our national treasure” during his inauguration speech, he wasn’t talking about the gold in Fort Knox. He was referring to something far more precious, something “green” rather than gold — “our forests and waterways, our croplands and snowcapped peaks.” In addition to providing clean water and air and fresh food, these open lands play a crucial role in mitigating the impacts of global climate change. Following years of scant public discussion on climate change,......

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