December 12, 2009
Outside the United States, the world is pretty much on board with the notion that the climate is changing in profound ways and that human activity is partially the cause. Within the United States however, there is a stubborn minority who believe it is all hype, or a natural occurrence, or a conspiracy by scientists, politicians, environmentalists and other overt and covert liberals. They reject the notion that there is a scientific consensus, they believe the insurance companies’ risk assessments with which they price their products are simply jumping on the bandwagon, and so forth. We look at the scientific consensus and what the skeptics have to say about them, and also pose few questions from a Green IQ test we stumbled upon.
We’re joined by Brenda Ekwurzel, Federal Climate Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists.
We get an update on how things are going at the Somerville Homeless Coalition from Mark Alston-Follansbee, Executive Director. Personal experiences, funding, what works, who helps.