HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is preparing to host a conference for Connecticut high school students in which they are expected to learn about climate change and the effects of global warming is having on the state.
Murphy says the northeast region of the United States has seen firsthand the effects of climate change in recent years, with major storms occurring about twice as often as before and sea levels rising by just over one inch per decade along the coast.
High school students attending Monday's conference will learn about the growing threat of climate change and global warming. They will also hear about public policy that focuses on slowing climate change and how high school students can help stop the problem.
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