An environmental group has rated each state’s strategy for dealing with climate change. Problems can range from droughts to rising sea levels. Two of the Pacific Northwest states are well prepared. Idaho is not.
Both Washington and Oregon have strategies to deal with water problems that could arise from climate change. The Natural Resource Defense Council says nine states – including Washington and Oregon – are “well prepared.”
Idaho, though, is on the bottom half of the list. Ben Chou is a water quality analyst with the Council. He says Idaho is “largely unprepared.”