National Weather Conference Starts Today In Tahoe



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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, January 09, 2014
A national weather conference opening in South Lake Tahoe Thursday will highlight the work of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency

“Operation Sierra Storm” is an annual conference for network television meteorologists to listen to leading scientists talk about climate trends. This year the TRPA’s Julie Regan  will offer an opening presentation at the conference. Her speech will focus on how climate change can shape public policy from development to walkability to reducing greenhouse gasses.

“The main theme is Tahoe as a world leader in environmental sustainability and as we move into this new era in the 21st century of climate change and threats of climate change we have a lot to share with the world about what we have been doing here in Tahoe.”

~Julie Regan

The conference will include scientists from UC Berkeley and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. It is open to the public on Friday.

Regan says that’s appropriate because the agency’s public policy is guided by environmental and climate considerations in areas from development to transportation.

“We’ve been doing sustainability planning for so many years and now the rest of the world is catching up to look at our carbon footprint and how we operate on the land with a light footprint. We have so many practices in Tahoe that we think are exportable to the world,” said Regan.

The conference will features scientists from UC Berkeley and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. It will be open to the public on Friday.

 

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