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Experts: N.H. could suffer if climate change continues

CONCORD, N.H. --Experts say global warming could cut New Hampshire timber values, shorten logging season and increase the number of insects.

Loggers and policy makers Thursday discussed what continued climate change could mean for New Hampshire's industries, including tourism and maple syrup production. Experts said the state could have seven times the number of high-temperature days by 2070 if things don't change.

Former New York Gov. George Pataki also spoke at the conference planned by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and Clean Air-Cool Planet. He said forest industries should be part of the solution to climate change. Pataki said there is tremendous potential for reducing carbon emissions and using wood chips to produce a fuel similar to ethanol.

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Information from: New Hampshire Union Leader, http://www.unionleader.com

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