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One Planet: Climate change and the Colorado River

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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, veteran environmental journalist Jim Robbins joins us to talk about his in-depth series headlined, “The West’s Great River Hits Its Limits: Will the Colorado Run Dry?”

The Colorado River serves 40 million people and by 2050, the river is projected to serve millions more. How is climate change affecting the flow of the Colorado River?

Guest:

Jim Robbins, veteran environmental journalist and author ofThe Wonder of Birds: What They Tell Us About the World, Ourselves and a Better Future

Web Resources:

Yale Environment 360: The West’s Great River Hits Its Limits: Will the Colorado Run Dry?

The NY Times: Amid 19-Year Drought, States Sign Deal to Conserve Colorado River Water

Mashable: The West accepts its drought-ridden future, slashes water use

 

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.