Climate change: altering life in Alaska, how policy could change under a President Trump

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Guests: Erica Goode, Susan Phillips, Evan Lehmann and Jeremy Schulman

Alaska is on track to experience the warmest year on record. Climate change is often discussed in the political and legislative realms, but in some places it’s already having an impact on daily life. We’ll start the hour by talking about the village of Shaktoolik, an Alaskan village of less than 300 people that’s at imminent risk of destruction, leaving the residents to dig in their heels and try to fortify their homes, or join the stream of climate change refugees across the globe. We’ll discuss the rapid warming in Alaska with ERICA GOODE, a Science and Environment Reporter at the New York Times. Then, we’ll hear from State Impact’s SUSAN PHILLIPS about a gathering of 200 nations in Morocco that called on U.S. president-elect Donald Trump to join the fight against global warming. Finally, we’ll learn about how President-elect Donald Trump could change America’s direction on climate change policy and environmental legislation with EVAN LEHMANN, the Deputy Editor of ClimateWire at E&E News, an online media company that offers daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets, and JEREMY SCHULMAN, Senior Project manager for Climate Desk, a project of Mother Jones Magazine.

 

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