Temperatures in Santa Cruz have dropped more than a degree over the last 80 years.
Monterey Bay climate change summit fights global warming
By Jason Hoppin
Posted: 06/04/2011 01:30:07 AM PDT
SANTA CRUZ — Local elected, environmental and business leaders met Friday to discuss how the Central Coast can tackle climate change, refining an effort that began in 2007 and striving to make the region a leader in preventing global warming.
Held at the headquarters of Ecology Action in Santa Cruz, the Monterey Bay Climate Action Summit included academics, leaders of local nonprofits and policymakers.
The effort is based on the belief that the region is well-positioned to confront the problem, not only because of the Monterey Bay’s pro-environmental politics, but also because of homegrown scientific expertise and ready access to the capital need to tackle complex environmental problems.