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 Sounds Of Dissent 
 with Mark Hertsgaard, author of "Hot: Living through the next 50 Years on Earth"
 Mark Hertsgaard
 Sounds Of Dissent radio  
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June temperatures in the United States were the 14th warmest on record. A searing heat wave toward the end of the month broke or tied over 170 records in cities across America. 56 percent of the continental U.S. is now under drought conditions, with 1.3 million acres destroyed by wildfires - a tinderbox. At month's end, tropical storm Debby dumped record-breaking rainfall on Florida, while a severe storm cut a 600-mile swath from Illinois to Virginia, knocking out power for 3.4 million households. And that's just for June. The last twelve months were the warmest since record keeping began in 1895.

A recent article published by the American Meteorological Society makes an explicit link between documented extreme weather events in 2011 and climate change. Meanwhile, back in the US Congress, Senator Jim Inhofe took the podium on Wednesday to denounce global warming as a hoax, again.

With Mark Hertsgaard, independent journalist and author of "Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth."

Radio interview by Amy Grunder, first aired live on Sounds of Dissent on WZBC 90.3 FM Boston on 2012-07-14.
Sounds of Dissent has aired since 1998 on WZBC 90.3 FM in Greater Boston. Catch us every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Time. Live streams & archive links at

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00:21:10 English 2012-07-14
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