By Raina Wagner – In the United States, Environmental Justice concerns dictate that mitigation should not be the only regional and national response to the planet’s rising temperatures. Environmental Justice demands an adaptive response.
Babbitt served as Secretary of the Interior from 1993 to 2001, as Governor of Arizona from 1978 to 1987 and as Attorney General of Arizona from 1975 to 1978. As Governor Babbitt brought environmental and resource management to the forefront in Arizona, and as Secretary of the Interior he led the creation of the Pacific Northwest Forest Plan, restoration of the Florida Everglades, passage of the California Desert Protection Act, and legislation for the National Wildlife Refuge System. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.