Fires choke utility and U.S. asks: Who pays for warming?

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“We’re seeing states all over the country act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and plan for a low-carbon future. But what I don’t think people realize is how fast we need to adapt to climate change and its effects,” said V. John White, executive director of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies, a Sacramento-based think tank. “It’s no longer our grandchildren who have to deal with this. It’s us. Whether it’s fire risk in the West or hurricane risk in the Southeast, it is clear climate change is catching up with us, and we need to take extraordinary action to adapt.”

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