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Confronting climate change

Written by Marie Cusick, Guest Host | May 8, 2019 4:49 AM

Photo courtesy of Carolyn Beeler

What to look for on Smart Talk, Wednesday, May 8, 2019:

Activists and ordinary citizens are confronting climate change everyday.

On Smart Talk, we'll hear from people taking on this massive, existential issue. Here in central Pennsylvania there is a legal scholar who published a new book on potential climate solutions.

John Dernbach of Widener University Commonwealth Law School has co-edited a book called "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.

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John Dernbach and his book, "Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States"

Also joining the discussion, Olivia Shumaker is a 16-year-old activist from Lancaster County, who is organizing school strikes to demand climate action.

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Olivia Shumaker, a 16-year-old activist from Lancaster County

Finally, appearing on Smart Talk is 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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Carolyn Beeler

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