Climate Change Discussed in Ocean State Monday

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island officials and business leaders are meeting to discuss how climate change affects the Ocean State.
      Stronger and more frequent hurricanes, rising sea levels, flooding and coastal erosion are all on the agenda for Monday's forum. It is hosted by Save The Bay, a group that fights to protect
the Narragansett bay.
      According to Save the Bay, the forum at its Providence office is intended to bring together private and public sector leaders to discuss ways to prepare and respond to climate change.
      Featured speakers will include Michael Lewis, director of the state's Department of Transportation; Louis Gritzo, vice president of research at FM Global, a property insurer; and Edwin Pinero, chief sustainability officer at Veolia Water North America, a water and wastewater treatment company.

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