Global Warming/ Chronic Wasting Disease


Guests:

Margo Thorning
* Senior Vice President, Chief Economist
* Center for Policy Research
* American Council for Capital Formation
* Washington, DC

Christopher Flavin
* President
* Worldwatch Institute
* Washington, DC

Klaus Jacob
* Geophysicist
* Senior Research Scientist
* Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
* Columbia University
* Palisades, New York

Elizabeth S. Williams
* Professor, Veterinary Sciences
* University of Wyoming
* Laramie, Wyoming

Last week the Bush Administration acknowledged that human activity is causing global climate change, and that the climate change could have significant environmental consequences. What might the economic costs of climate change be? Would it be cheaper to try and reduce greenhouse gas emissions now, or to deal with the consequences later? We'll look at the costs of dealing with climate change in this hour of Science Friday. Plus, an outbreak of chronic wasting disease is moving into the Midwest. Can the spread of this mysterious disease be stopped?

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