Climate Change

PRI keeps you up to date on the latest news, analysis and voices from around the world on the global climate crisis.

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Allergic reaction to climate change

Alaska used to be a great place to live if you have allergies as pollen counts are low on a tundra. But with climate change, n tundra giving way to flora and insects are moving in. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with Jeffrey Demain, founder/director of the Alaska Allergy Asthma and Immunology Center, about climate change and allergy development.

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Dangerous assumptions

An article in "Nature" asserts that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has seriously underestimated the technological solutions necessary for the stabilization of the climate. The commentary is titled "Dangerous Assmptions" and it's co-authored by Senior Scientist Tom Wigley of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

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Lake Mead

Climatologist Tim Barnett talks about the troubles facing the nation's largest reservoir, Lake Mead, which is low on water due to reduced snowfall in the Rockies and the effects of climate change.

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Global warming worries winemakers

Wine producers say global warming could spell disaster for the future of wine, and they say rising temperatures could have a negative impact on their grapes, perhaps causing the subtle distinctions among wines to disappear

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Michael Specter

Faith talks to New Yorker writer Michael Specter about why worrying about eating local foods is an overly simplistic way to think about our so-called "carbon footprints" in fighting global warming.

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Understanding the human side of climate change relocation

Papua New Guinea inhabitants are in a race against climate change as they continue to lose their land to rising sea levels and coastal erosion. Since 1994, the islanders of the seven atolls have lost about 50% of their land. In an effort to relocate from a no longer habitable environment, they face devastating economic and political obstacles.

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