A new law in Peru greatly weakens the ability of the Ministry of Environment to stand up to the powerful mining industry there, even as the country is preparing to host the UN Climate Change Conference in December. We'll discuss the impact of the legislation with journalist Frank Bajak.
What happens 100 years from now if climate change has brought us to a point when water has become one of our scarecest resources, and more precious than oil or gold? We've asked fiction writers to imagine the Great Lakes region a century or more on, and help us paint an audio portrait of that world.
We'll examine U.S. policy on international food aid with Catherine Bertini, the 2003 World Food Prize Laureate. Mary Pipher joins us to discuss her new book, 'The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture.'