Politics of Climate Change Subject of Conference

Like it or not, discussions about climate change in the United States are awash in politics.

The vast majority of scientists agree the planet is warming as a result of man-made greenhouse gas emissions, which itself raises serious social and political questions. But skeptics say the problem is blown out of proportion.

Starting Thursday, the Juneau World Affairs Council hosts a three-day conference focusing on the politics of climate change.

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Casey Kelly is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.

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