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Climate change tops 2010 environmental stories

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This week, NCPR will revisit some of the important environmental stories and conversations of the past year. Environmental issues often span more than a year, more than many years.
For a couple of decades now, "climate change" has had a global context. It's beena story of far away places and exotic animals: polar bears and shrinking arctic ice. A book out this year from ecologist Jerry Jenkins' bursts that bubble.

"Climate Change in the Adirondacks" paints a detailed, intimate picture of how the global warming will affect our lives here in the North Country.

Jenkins works for the Wildlife Conservation Society's Adirondack Program. He says temperatures in the Adirondack-North Country have already risen by roughly two degrees Fahrenheit. And he told Brian Mann that reducing carbon pollution will mean making decisions that no one is going to like.

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