Climate change is real…now what?

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An iceberg melts in Kulusuk Bay, eastern Greenland, in this July 17, 2007, file photo.  The melting of the Greenland ice cap and its effect on the area around Greenland is one of the more immediate effects of climate change. (AP Photo/John McConnico, File)

An iceberg melts in Kulusuk Bay, eastern Greenland, in this July 17, 2007, file photo. The melting of the Greenland ice cap and its effect on the area around Greenland is one of the more immediate effects of climate change. (AP Photo/John McConnico, File)

Guests: Beth Porter, David Tilman, Andrew Revkin

More Americans than ever are worried about climate change. Two new surveys found significant increases in the number of people who believe the planet is warming and are concerned it will affect them. This hour, we’re talking about global warming and individual action. First we’ll talk about efforts in California to reduce paper receipt use. We’ll be joined by BETH PORTER, Green American’s climate and recycling director. Then, we look at a new report on eating sustainably – for our own health and for the planet’s. Ecology professor at University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Minnesota DAVID TILMAN tells us what’s on a sustainable diet menu and how our entire food system needs to be transformed. Finally, we talk with environmental journalist ANDREW REVKIN about what’s behind the shift in American’s attitudes and beliefs around global warming and if the rising concern will lead to significant climate action.

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