Global Warming and Last Night's Presidential Debate

10/04/12 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk about global warming with author Mark Hertsgaard. Later we’ll talk about last night’s presidential debate and open the phone lines. First- one listener comment about this week’s release of videos- from the conservative and liberal camps. One of the videos was a video that has been available on the web for five years showing then senator Barack Obama speaking to an historic black college in Virginia. Conservatives had hoped it would be heralded as a video which shows how radical President Obama is. Here’s what one listener had to say.

For twenty years, our next guest- Mark Hertsgaard has investigated global warming for news organizations including the New Yorker, NPR, Time, Vanity Fair, and the Nation. But the full truth did not hit home until he became a father and, soon thereafter, learned that climate change had already arrived―a century earlier than forecast―with impacts bound to worsen for decades to come. Hertsgaard’s daughter, now seven years old, is part of what he has dubbed “Generation Hot”–the two billion young people worldwide who will spend the rest of their lives coping with mounting climate disruption.

His new book is HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years On Earth ---

We're also joined by Dr. Catherine Thomasson, MD who is Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility in Washington, DC. They'll both be speaking tonight at the USF College of Public Health in Tampa at 6PM in a free event.

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