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The Reality of a Warmer World: Climate Change in San Diego


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How could climate change affect San Diego? How will we cope with the reality of a warmer world -- a world where wildfires and drought would be common. We'll examine the risks to California and San Diego from global warming with Richard Somerville, a leading climate scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. 

Mainstream scientists now agree that the earth is getting warmer and that humans are the main cause. But questions remain --- how cataclysmic and destructive of a phenomenon is climate change? And can each of us as individuals really do something significant to short circuit climate change?


  • Richard Somerville , theoretical meteorologist and distinguished professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, coordinating lead author of IPCC report.

(Listen to highlights from KPBS radio series "A Matter of Degrees: Climate Change in San Diego" tomorrow morning on These Days at 9 a.m. [89.5 FM on your radio dial.] )

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