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One Planet: What Impact Will The US Election Have On A Warming Planet?

Nov 2, 2020

On this edition of Your Call's One Planet Series, just a day before the election, we are discussing what’s at stake for the climate. Over the past four years, the Trump administration has launched a war on science and climate scientists.

Trump has promised to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement, dismantled major climate policies and rolled back nearly 100 rules governing clean air and water, wildlife, and toxic chemicals. What's at stake if he is reelected? What changes will be made under a Biden administration?

Guests:

Michael  Mann, distinguished professor of atmospheric sciences, director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State, and author of The Madhouse Effect

Naomi Oreskes, professor of the History of Science at Harvard University, writer at Scientific American, and author of Why Trust Science? 

Web Resources:

 

The Guardian: A second Trump term would be 'game over' for the climate, says top scientist

The Guardian: ExxonMobil misled the public about the climate crisis. Now they're trying to silence critics

The New York Times: As Election Nears, Trump Makes a Final Push Against Climate Science

The Washington Post: Trump rolled back more than 125 environmental safeguards. Here’s how.