Fugate: Climate change needs to become priority

STORM COMING? Jim Shriner, Mill Creek Marine owner, said climate change warnings are causing small-business owners to incur “exorbitant costs” for insurance. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS
STORM COMING? Jim Shriner, Mill Creek Marine owner, said climate change warnings are causing small-business owners to incur “exorbitant costs” for insurance. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS
It’s time Rhode Islanders get serious about the threat climate change presents to property, roads and outdated drainage systems, says Grover Fugate, executive director of the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council. Though there are plenty of skeptics, sea-level rise and extreme weather are signs that business, community and state leaders can’t afford to ignore, say…
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