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Confronting climate change: WITF Smart Talk

  • Marie Cusick
The Sv├şnafellsj├Âkull glacier in Iceland. Glacial retreat is among the most visible impacts of climate change. Since the early 20th century, with few exceptions, glaciers around the world have been retreating at unprecedented rates.

Marie Cusick / StateImpact Pennsylvania

The Sv├şnafellsj├Âkull glacier in Iceland. Glacial retreat is among the most visible impacts of climate change. Since the early 20th century, with few exceptions, glaciers around the world have been retreating at unprecedented rates.

Wednesday’s edition of WITF’s daily public affairs show, Smart Talk, featured interviews with┬ápeople from different walks of life confronting climate change.

A legal scholar in central Pennsylvania has published a new book on potential climate solutions. John Dernbach of Widener University Commonwealth Law School co-edited Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States. He calls it a “playbook for how to deal with climate change,” and it includes over 1,000 things that can be done on a local, regional, and national level.

Also joining the discussion was Olivia Shumaker, a 16-year-old activist from Lancaster County, who is organizing school strikes to demand climate action. Finally, appearing on┬áSmart Talk was Carolyn Beeler, a reporter with PRI’s The World. Beeler recently traveled to Antarctica, spending two months aboard a research vessel covering scientists studying a massive glacier that’s at risk of collapsing.

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