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Climate Convergence

Blue Ridge Mountains
Ed Brown (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

We have discussed climate change many times on Charlotte Talks but there is a new science emerging in the study of our changing climate. Social scientists are being called upon more and more to study climate's effect on human culture. Entire societies are changing their traditions, the media is covering the issue differently and lawmakers are shaping policy based on our perception to climate change. One local social scientist has discovered fascinating social changes among native Alaskans. He'll share how those changes could affect policy here in our own region. (Note: This show was pre-recorded last week.)

Harvard Ayers
- Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Author of An Appalachian Tragedy
Bill Gupton - NC Central Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club
Robin Smith - Attorney, Former Assistant Secretary for Environment at the North Carolina Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources