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Finding Hope in Troubled Times

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jul 9, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 16:43

Guest: Kate Davies, DPhil, Author of “Intrinsic Hope”, Clinical Associate Professor of Public Health at the University of Washington All across the northern hemisphere, hot temperatures set records over the last week – from Ireland to Oman and throughout the United States. Climate scientists say things are only going to get hotter as greenhouse gases from cars, power plants and farms trap heat. This is a gloomy time in the world: drought, fires, food shortages, civil wars, animal extinction, political polarization, growing social inequality. You might even feel a bit hopeless for the future. But environmental policy expert Kate Davies finds plenty of room for hope. Maybe just not the kind of hope we’re used to thinking of.