RadioActive 5/19/11

Producers/Hosts: Meredith DeFrancesco and Amy Browne

Today we look at changing and extreme weather, the relationship to climate change, and the increased need for local governments and community responses.
Yesterday, the Union for Concerned Scientists held a telephone press conference to address the gathering increase in extreme weather, in the context of global climate change. The UCS press conference participants spoke to the work that’s beginning to be done in local communities and cities to integrate climate adaptation into their planning, and the work being done to shift costs from the public sector to the insurance markets.

Guests:
1)Katharine Hayhoe, Climate scientist and associate professor at Texas Tech University. www.climatechoices.org
2) Missy Stults, Climate Director, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability www.iclei.org/
www. chicagoclimateaction.org

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