Climate of Hope (Originally aired May 3, 2017)
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 699 , Segment 4
Episode: Government Shutdown Drama, New National Monuments
- Dec 8, 2017
- 21:37 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. Temperatures are swinging dramatically, and the US is still recovering from unprecedented storms this hurricane season, Meanwhile, President Trump walked away from the Paris climate agreement. Is there any reason for hope that something can be done before the rapidly warming climate displaces people, plants and animals the world over? 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."