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GREAT DECISIONS IN FOREIGN POLICY: Rising Tide: Climate Change & The World's Oceans

Airs Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 11:30 p.m. on KPBS TV + Stream on YouTube

Around the world, sea levels are on the rise. GREAT DECISIONS explores how low-lying nations are fighting to ensure their survival and asks what can be done today to prepare for the crisis on the horizon. Narrated by David Strathair.

Rising Tide: Climate Change and the World's Oceans


  • Sen. Ben Cardin, (D-MD)
  • Alexis Crow, U.S. Advisory, Lead, Geopolitical Investing Group, PwC
  • Michael Doyle, Professor, Columbia University
  • Ama Francis, Fellow, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
  • Michael Gerrard, Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School
  • Elizabeth Kolbert, Staff Writer, The New Yorker
  • Nicolas Loris, Fellow, Heritage Foundation
  • Sen. Ed Markey, (D-MA)
  • Sen. Jeff Merkley, (D-OR)
  • Patrick Michaels, Author, Scientocracy
  • David Miliband, President, International Rescue Committee
  • Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy (2013–2017)
  • Sen. Chris Murphy, (D-CT)
  • Amb. John Negroponte, Asst. Sec. State, Oceans and Intl. Environmental and Scientific Affairs (1985–1987)
  • William Nordhaus, Professor of Economics, Yale University
  • Ben Rhodes, Dep. U.S. National Security Advisor (2009–2017)
  • Mark Ritchie, President, Global Minnesota
  • Rep. Francis Rooney, (R-FL)
  • Gen. (Ret.) Merdith "Bo" Temple, Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (2011–2012)
  • Susan Thornton, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (2017–2018)

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While schools are closed during the COVID-19 public health crisis, Foreign Policy Association will make the digital edition of the GREAT DECISIONS television series available to students and the public on YouTube.

About The Series:

GREAT DECISIONS is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the GREAT DECISIONS Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a discussion group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Here are some resources for bringing your discussion groups online.

Foreign Policy Association is on Facebook.

GREAT DECISIONS: America’s Global Affairs Discussion Program