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One Planet: UN report says we have 12 years to avoid climate change catastrophe

Oct 15, 2018


  On this edition of Your Call's One Planet series, we'll discuss the recent UN report that says we have about 12 years to avoid a catastrophic environmental breakdown. As the report calls for "rapid and far-reaching" action to reduce carbon emissions, the State Department said the US does not endorse the reports' findings. 

As governments around the world react with calls for urgent changes, the climate deniers in the White House continue to ignore and diminish scientific research. How are scientists responding? 

Guests:

Michael Halpern, deputy director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists

Audra Wolfe, historian and author of the forthcoming book, Freedom's Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science

Web Resources:

Summary of IPCC Special Report on Global Warming

Vox: The EPA is making some alarming changes to its science and health divisions

Freedom’s Laboratory by Audra Wolfe

Michael Halpern