Science, Tech & Environment

Despite near certainty in new UN report, a climate of denial persists

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A truck drives through water pushed over a road by Hurricane Sandy in Southampton, New York, October 29, 2012.

Friday's release of a major UN report on climate change shows scientists are about as sure as they could possibly be that global warming is real, and that humans are in large part responsible.

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And yet denial of the crisis persists.

Host Marco Werman talks about the perception gap with environmental risk specialist Peter Sandman.

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