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2012 was one of the hottest year on record in the U.S., with Hurricane Sandy flooding the New York subway, drought devastating Midwest farms, and California and Colorado on fire. Ira Glass adds his comments on climate change. Reporter Julia Kumari Drapkin tells the story of Colorado’s State Climatologist, Nolan Doesken. Ben Calhoun tells about former Congressional Representative from South Carolina, Bob Inglis. Ira Glass talks to writer and activist Bill McKibben.
Source: This American Life: Hot In My Backyard
Music includes I'm A Climate Scientist - Extended Version, Reverend Billy And The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir - Explaination, Hollywood Undead - Young, George Carlin - Modern Man, Odetta - Freedom Trilogy, Michael Jackson - They Don't Care About Us, Tom Lehrer - The Old Dope Peddler, David Rovics - Coal Mine, Linda Tillery & the Cultural Heritage Choir - All the Pretty Little Horses, Redgum - I Was Only 19, Marvin Gaye - What's Going On, The Onion - Modified Broccoli, Willie Nelson - Crazy, The Original Mambo King - Caravan, Stephen Longfellow Fiske - Earth Anthem, Charles Mingus - Peggy's Blue Skylight
This American Life: Hot In My Backyard