New Consensus On Climate Change

New Consensus On Climate Change

Some climate change skeptics have reassessed their views. Diane and her guests discuss shifts in the debate on the role of humans in a warming world.

The United Nations Environment Program says the news about climate change is "bad and getting worse." In the U.S. alone, thousands of heat records have been matched or set so far this year. Most climate scientists have long accepted that the planet is warming and human activity is partly to blame. But global warming deniers have had a strong voice in the debate - along with substantial research dollars from conservatives such as the Koch brothers. Diane will talk with a prominent skeptic who has changed his mind. And her guests will explore not just the dire predictions, but also possible solutions.

Guests

Juliet Eilperin

national environmental reporter for The Washington Post and author of "Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks."

Michael MacCracken

chief scientist at Climate Institute and lead editor for the book “Sudden and Disruptive Climate Change: Exploring the Real Risks and How We Can Avoid Them.”

Richard Muller

professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of "Energy for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines."

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