UM offers new climate change program | greatfallstribune.com | Great Falls Tribune
HELENA (AP) — The University of Montana is launching a new Climate Change Studies Program, to be headed by a former Nobel Peace Prize winner....October 15, '09: Rehberg asks for ag emergency
University of Montana forestry professor Steve Running, who shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the issue, said the issue will be bigger than the current health care debate.
“Where it gets completely wild is when you consider what kinds of things we can do to reduce carbon emissions,” Running said. “The technology doesn’t exist to do that now, without reducing our lifestyles to primitive levels.”
Running said people would have to make dramatic changes to their lifestyles to save their grandchildren.
“I haven’t seen a politician on a national forum actually admit what I just said,” he said.
U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R.Mont, sent a letter to Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer Thursday requesting a declaration of emergency for counties and reservations adversely impacted by record-cold temperatures across the state.