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U.N. Climate Summit Pledges Global Commitment and Action

Over 125 heads of state, government officials, CEOs, NGOs and individuals convened in New York for the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23rd, 2014 to reaffirm their dedication to curtailing climate change and their global plans for doing so. Jennifer Morgan, Director of the Climate and Energy Program with the World Resources Institute, shared her analysis of the Summits outcomes as countries gear up for climate agreements in Paris next year.

Beyond the Headlines

In this weeks trip beyond the headlines, Peter Dykstra tells us about the shrinking of a western snowpack, the spreading of Lyme disease due to climate change, and the raising of the Tellico Dam despite the endangered snail darter.

BirdNote A River of Raptors Over Veracruz

In September, migrating hawks, turkey vultures, and kestrels flood the skies above Veracruz State in eastern Mexico. Michael Stein shares an excerpt from Scott Weidensauls book Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds, as he witnesses hundreds of thousands of raptors on this migration.

Capitalism vs. The Climate

Naomi Klein, a best-selling author and climate activist, attended Climate Week 2014 events in New York. In her new book, This Changes Everything, she argues that the dangerous growth in greenhouse gas emissions is being driven by globalization and free trade ideology. She says to solve the climate crisis, we have to change global capitalism.