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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:21 AM CST

There has probably been more discussion in government policy about climate change over the past few weeks than in the past two years combined.

On Thursday, a Government Accountability Office report cited the fiscal exposure facing the federal government due to the increasing impacts and costs of weather disasters once considered "rare." As the report stated, "Among other impacts, climate change could threaten coastal areas with rising sea level, alter agricultural productivity, and increase the intensity and frequency of severe weather events such as floods, drought and hurricanes."

As the report stated, "The federal government is not well positioned to ...

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