Jails in the U.S. have increasingly become holding cells for people suffering from mental illness despite the fact that the vast majority pose no threat to public safety. We get an update on new efforts to keep people with mental illness out of jail and into treatment.
In a new feature film, global climate change spells death and destruction for hundreds of thousands of Americans in a matter of days. Diane and her guests talk about the scientific realities and uncertainties of global climate change.
- Dr. Jonathan Pershing director of the climate, energy and pollution program at the World Resources Institute
- Dr. John Christy professor and director of the Earth System Science Center, University of Alabama at Huntsville
- Dr. Anthony Busalacchi director of the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center at the University of Maryland
- John Fialka environment and energy reporter for "The Wall Street Journal," Washington bureau
- Andrew Revkin covers the environment for "The New York Times" and writes the paper's "Dot Earth" blog; author, "The North Pole Was Here: Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the World"
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