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Climate Change

The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Protect a Planet in Peril

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Frances Beinecke talks about her tenure as head of Natural Resources Defense Council, at the front lines of the modern environmental movement.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Was Climate Change Responsible for Hurricane Sandy?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Atmospheric scientist and Columbia University professor Adam Sobel discusses whether Hurricane Sandy was a freak event or a harbinger of things to come.

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WNYC News

Podcast: When Climate Change Comes to the City of the Future

Friday, October 17, 2014

When New York was built, filling in wetlands and paving over grass with asphalt didn't cause a climate crisis. Now it does. 

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Features

What Listeners Loved This Week

Friday, October 17, 2014

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One woman took out a second mortgage to go to space. We toured an abandoned NYC island. A Russian milkman becomes an American Icon. Here are the week's top stories, all in one playlist.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Will We Live in 2050?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

How will climate change impact New York City by 2050? Matthew Schuerman and Janice Huff talk about the series that looks at climate change and the ramifications for our city.

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WNYC News

Future Storms Could Lead to Financial Disaster

Sunday, October 12, 2014

In 2050, a storm comparable to Sandy could cause $90 billion of damage. That's 4.5 times the damage the storm inflicted in 2012—equal to the entire economy of Ecuador.

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WNYC News

Extreme High Tides Could Flood Our City's Streets

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The sea level around Manhattan increased a foot over the past century. By 2050, scientists predict it will climb another 18 inches, making mild storms as destructive as hurricanes.

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WNYC News

As Temperatures Climb, So Does the Risk of Blackouts

Sunday, October 12, 2014

As it is, New York City sets a new record for electricity demand every year or two. No one can be sure what 2050 will bring, but if we're not ready, the grid could fail.   

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WNYC News

The Science Behind NYC 2050

Sunday, October 12, 2014

There is no single widely accepted model for projecting climate change. Instead, there are 35 of them.

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WNYC News

New York City Could Get as Hot as Alabama in 2050

Sunday, October 12, 2014

By 2050, NYC will likely experience 45 days at or above 90 degrees Farenheit. That's a month and a half of sweltering days, which could be deadly.  

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The Takeaway

MacArthur Genius Fellow Battles Black Carbon

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

According to the MacArthur Foundation, Tami Bond’s work "has the potential to unlock the role of energy in our climate system and to help millions breathe cleaner air."

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WNYC News

The State of Planet Earth in Black and White

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado has documented workers and migrations. "Genesis" presents 200 pictures of pristine remote regions, indigenous people and wildlife.

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Money Talking

Corporations Pledge to Combat Climate Change

Friday, September 26, 2014

Corporations are promising to reduce emissions, embrace sustainability and divest from fossil fuel companies. Will it be enough?

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WNYC News

Bloomberg, Climate Guru

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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The former New York City mayor told world leaders at the U.N. Climate Summit that cities can agree on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, even if nations cannot. 

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WNYC News

De Blasio: The Earth Was My First Real Cause

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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Mayor de Blasio goes global, talking about his relationship to the earth and world leaders.

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WNYC News

Climate Protests Continue, Occupy Wall Street Style

Monday, September 22, 2014

On the heels of Sunday's peaceful march for climate change, activists staged a sit-in near Wall Street Monday, blocking traffic on Broadway all afternoon.

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The Takeaway

The Vermont City That's Running on 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Monday, September 22, 2014

Burlington, Vt., will now produce one third of its energy from water power, one third from wind energy, and one third from a biomass renewal station.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

If We Know Climate Change Is Real, Why Don't More of Us Act to Stop It?

Monday, September 22, 2014

We know that the climate is changing. Why are we so good at ignoring it?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Here's What 300,000 Climate Marchers Sound Like

Monday, September 22, 2014

It started with a moment of silence. Then came the cheering and chanting of demonstrators from around the world, looking for a way out of a climate crisis. This is what they had to say.

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The Takeaway

What Works in The Fight Against Climate Change?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Getting everyone to buy an efficient washing machine is a strategy that's gotten lots of people involved in the fight against climate change. But it may not make the most impact.

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