Kate Sackman of EcoMyths Alliance believes more people seek to understand Climate Change and how to solve it. For our EcoMyths segment, Sackman joins us with Dr. Paul Smith, secretary general of Botanic Gardens Conservation International and former head of the Kew Millennium Seed Bank. They’ll tell us why they think that botanic gardens, accessible to most city dwellers in the U.S., are the key to finding these global solutions.
We’ll look at the relationship between Climate Change and health with Dr. Sarah Lovinger of Chicago Physicians for Social Responsibility, Brian Urbaszewski of the Respiratory Health Association and Dr. Peter Orris of the University of Illinois. And France just passed a law requiring all restaurants to provide takeaway boxes for customers who request them. Louisa Chu joins us to talk about the “doggy bag” law. And on ‘Global Notes’, Tony Sarabia tells us of Renata Flores’ efforts, through song, to revive the ancient Incan language of Quechuan.
Many analyzing the deal hammered out in Paris say it's way better than no plan at all. But proof, they warn, will be in the execution of efforts to cap global temperature rise at 2 degrees Celsius or less.
As the U.N. Climate Change Conference winds down in Paris, "Worldview" broadcasts LIVE from the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. We’ll discuss the outcome of the Paris talks and how Climate Change has amplified conservation efforts.
We check with a local conservation ecologist to see what has been discussed at the talks, how likely it is to achieve prolonged international cooperation and what’s being done here in Chicago to combat climate change.