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Media Roundtable: Humanity faces 'grave and mounting threat' of climate change, UN report warns


On this edition of Your Call's Media Roundtable, we discuss the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which warns that any further delay will miss a brief and rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a liveable and sustainable future for all.

The nearly 3,700 page report notes that at least 3.3 billion people’s daily lives are "highly vulnerable" to climate change, and people are 15 times more likely to die from extreme weather than in years past. The IPCC says this opportunity for action will only last for the rest of this decade.


Bob Berwyn, science correspondent for Inside Climate News

Web Resources:

Inside Climate News: ‘Delay is Death,’ said UN Chief António Guterres of the New IPCC Report Showing Climate Impacts Are Outpacing Adaptation Efforts

Vox: Why climate solutions will fail without the help of social scientists

The Conversation: Climate change: IPCC report reveals how inequality makes impacts worse – and what to do about it

Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.
Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.