Unprecedented Crime: Climate Science Denial and Game Changers for Survival
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FEATURING DR. PETER CARTER – A number of recent reports based on new climate data suggest that the news on global warming is not getting better. For example in the Arctic, average daily temperatures are up a whopping 20 degrees from the average this winter. And, a new draft report from the United Nations which was recently leaked says there is a “very high risk” that the planet would be warming beyond at tipping point.
On the up side, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in early March that the Trump administration could not block a children-led lawsuit against the government over climate change from moving forward. That lawsuit is claiming that inaction on climate change is unconstitutional and jeopardizing the future of young people.
Can we view the ongoing fueling of climate change as a crime? According to a new book, yes we can.
Dr. Peter Carter, founder of the Climate Emergency Institute, he served as an expert reviewer for the IPCC’s fifth climate change assessment. He is the co-author with Elizabeth Woodworth of the new book ‘Unprecedented Crime: Climate Science Denial and Game Changers for Survival’.
**This segment was originally broadcast on March 9, 2018.