By Nataly Tavidian, Grand Island/Hastings Reporter - email
Climate change was at the top of the agenda at the 2012 Annual Peace Conference, held this weekend in Grand Island.
Nebraskans for Peace is the oldest statewide peace organization in the country, and its members say there is a direct tie between peace and the climate.
Tim Rinne, with Nebraskans for Peace, said, "When you have people living under stress, living under pressure you set the stage for social disruption."
The members of NFP want to bring law makers and citizens together, and find common ground on climate change.
The peace organization invited Mark Reynolds, to be the keynote speaker at this year's conference.
Reynolds worked with members on lobbying efforts. He said, "What we're really working on is, what are the things we can put in place to create an incentive for there to be more wind energy in Nebraska. The good thing about that is the renewable energy a job is they tend to be longer lasting."
This year's extreme drought was one reason the organization chose to focus on the climate.