Climate of Hope
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 545 , Segment 1
Episode: Climate of Hope, Floating Farms, Shopping for a Friendly Judge
- May 3, 2017 11:00 pm
- 20:49 mins
Guest: Carl Pope, co-author of “Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet” Troubling news about the state of the earth's climate can make even the optimist despondent. Rising sea levels are threatening coastal communities. Warmer ocean temperatures are killing coral reefs at alarming rates. Storms are becoming more intense and temperatures are swinging more dramatically. Meanwhile, President Trump has threatened to cancel America’s commitment to work with other countries on slowing climate change. Is there any reason for hope that something can be done before the rapidly warming climate displaces people, plants, and animals all over the world? It’s enough to make you want to bury your head in the sand, sometimes. But former Sierra Club executive director, Carl Pope, and billionaire and former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, have a new book meant to change the conversation. They’re an unlikely pair. The book is called, "Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet."