Those in the business of land conservation management were disappointed that action on the Warner-Lieberman climate change legislation had been postponed, realistically until after the election of a new president -- because the bill included support for initiatives in adaptation, a growing field addressing the impacts of climate change that are already underway. At the leadership dialog convened in May in Washington D.C. by Armando Carbonell and James Levitt, participants noted a range of these impacts, from the disruption of ecosystems to soil runoff in working landscapes. One of the most dramatic examples was the latest report on the pine beetle, flourishing thanks to warmer temperatures, and devastating pine forests from Colorado to British Columbia. Impacts and responses are detailed in this column on a new service called Citiwire, set up by Neal Peirce and the Citistates Group. Instructions on signing up are here.