Are We Losing The Race Against Climate Change?

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Guests

Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Meteorology and Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University

John Ashton, Former climate change ambassador for the United Kingdom, Co-founder of E3G

Eileen Claussen, President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA), Ranking member, House Energy and Commerce Committee

China burns nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined—and has 300 more coal plants in the works. But China also leads the world in solar panel exports and wind farms, and has a national climate change policy in place. Is the U.S. falling behind on climate? Ira Flatow and guests discuss how the world is tackling global warming—with or without us—and what it might take to change the climate on Capitol Hill.

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