[MCN] Are Montana bankers, realtors oblivious to shared climate risk?

Lance Olsen lance at wildrockies.org
Thu Feb 15 10:59:15 EST 2018

The Montana Bankers Association <<www.montanabankers.com/>>and the Montana Association of Realtors <<https://www.montanarealtors.org/>>got a one-sentence email from me in the past couple weeks. 

I simply asked each group what it was doing to assess its own exposure to climate risk. 

Neither has replied so far.

The topic keeps coming up.

Banks Told They're Lagging on Response to Climate Change Risks <https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-15/banks-told-they-re-lagging-on-response-to-climate-change-risks>
Bloomberg  2-15-2018
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-15/banks-told-they-re-lagging-on-response-to-climate-change-risks <https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-15/banks-told-they-re-lagging-on-response-to-climate-change-risks>

“The impacts of temperature may also be more indirect, but still related to physiological tolerances. For example, in spiny lizards (Sceloporus), local extinctions seem to occur because higher temperatures restrict surface activity during the spring breeding season to a daily time window that is overly short [23]. 

Similarly, increased air temperatures may both decrease activity time and increase energy maintenance costs, leading organisms to die from starvation rather than from overheating [14].”

Cahill et al. How does climate change cause extinction? 
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2012.1890 

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