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Learn about climate change impact

Eli Lehrer, founder of the free market think tank, the R Street Institute in Washington, D.C., will speak by national conference call to a meeting on Saturday, March 1 at 11:45 a.m. at the Douglas County Public Library community room, Alexandria. Everyone is welcome.

Lehrer will speak on the insurance industry’s concerns about the impact of climate change. In Minnesota, Bob Johnson of the Minnesota Insurance Federation noted that the increase in severe weather has led to an average increase of 267 percent in homeowner insurance premiums from 1997 to 2010.

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