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Weathering Heights

December 29, 2010

It’s interesting that during the past week with all the blizzards on the East Coast and rain on the West Coast, most of the media never really mention the possibility of climate change/global warming taking place.

The East Coast is struggling to recover from the massive blizzard that slammed into hundreds cities and towns from the Carolinas to Maine. The storm was a grimly fitting end to 2010, which was characterized by extreme weather from start to finish with heat waves, floods, volcanoes, blizzards, landslides and droughts. While TV networks closely follow extreme weather events around the world, they rarely make the connection between extreme weather and global warming. We speak with Dr. Paul Epstein of Harvard University’s Center for Health and the Global Environment.

Democracy Now did raise this issue when Amy Goodman interviewed Dr. Paul Epstein. Among the topics discussed were Fox, asthma and infectious disease. You can listen to the interview here.

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