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A legislative panel welcomed an idea earlier this week on having an existing state climate committee conduct a long-range study looking at how the state's largest industry can deal with rising temperatures and wild swings in the weather.
State Senator Ken Haar introduced the proposal that would require the State Climate Assessment Response Committee to study and issue a report on how the state should prepare for climate change.
The study would begin this year and would conclude by September 2014.
Drastic change in weather prompted the study, from flooding in 2011 to one of the driest summers on record in 2012.
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