Climate Change And Public Policy

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One of the issues we’ve heard little about during this election campaign is climate change. But Hurricane Sandy has thrust the topic into the spotlight. It is a complex, challenging problem both scientifically and politically but on election day, we step away from the politics and focus on how scientists are communicating with those who make public policy to help them and citizens understand what is happening and the potential consequences.

Dr. Michael Mann
- Physicist and Director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University. Author of Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming and The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines
Dr. David Szymanski - Geologist and forensic scientist, Assistant Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences at Bentley University

  • This show is in conjunction with the Geological Society of America's annual meeting being held in Charlotte this week. Details about GSA.