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Friday, July 22, 2011

Climate Change: Is the US Fiddling while It Burns?

Climate Change: Is the US Fiddling while It Burns?

Max, a red nose pitbull, cools himself in the Columbus Circle fountain during a heat wave on July 12, 2011, in New York City. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory as the heat index is expected to reach 100 °F in New York City. Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images

Climate Change: Is the US Fiddling while It Burns?

KCRW, July 22, 2011

While we've made some progress addressing climate change, dispute and paralysis have been all too common. Even among those who accept that global warming is real, there's disagreement about what it all means, how to talk about it and how to respond. Guest host Terrence McNally explores what we can do in terms of both prevention and adaptation. How do we realistically deal with the politics and economics in order to get things moving? Also, debt ceiling negotiations continue, and an end to the military policy of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."


Climate Change: Is the US Fiddling while It Burns? (12:00 p.m.)

Record-high temperatures were recorded in at least 168 US cities yesterday, and today is expected to get even hotter. Over 130 million Americans are living under excessive heat warnings. That crippling heat wave may or may not be attributable to global warming but, in the past month, a series of reports predict global climate change will have profound consequences for people's livelihoods, health and security. What does the latest data tell us? What effects are we experiencing now and what can we expect in the near future? Perhaps, most importantly, how can we deal wisely with the growing threat of climate change in a time of partisan political gridlock and economic distress?


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