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ChatChat - Claudia Cragg


Nov 26, 2020

We can only hope, going forward from increasingly alarming climate change horrors of the past few years, that the Biden-Harris administration will make climate change a top policy concern after COVID19. The appointment of John Kerry as The Special Presidential Envoy for Climate certainly suggests this intention.

And, just in time, since this past August saw the US facing unprecedented climate emergencies, struggling to tackle the biggest wildfire in modern history. And for climate at the world at large, for the first time on record, the Arctic sea ice did not start to freeze at the end of October 

This interview is a reprise of a conversation we had for @KGNU with Dr Todd Sanford during his time at The Union of Concerned Scientists. 

UCS is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. The organization "strives for independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices."
 
What began as a collaboration between students and faculty members at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969 is now an alliance of more than 400,000 citizens and scientists. UCS members are people from all walks of life: parents and businesspeople, biologists and physicists, teachers and students. The organization's achievements over the decades show that thoughtful action based on the best available science can help safeguard our future and the future of our planet.