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ON THE LINE: Cooling A Warming Worldi
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October 18, 2013 3:00 AM
The world is getting warmer and many believe humans are largely to blame. In its recently released report, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change claims with 95% certainty that humans are causing global warming. While the scientists around the globe seem to be coming to a consensus, the skeptics remain unconvinced and many of the world's governments still appear reluctant to do much about it. Is there enough will to slow global warming, and, is there enough time? "Cooling a Warming World" next, On The Line. GUESTS Dr. Kevin Trenberth: Distinguished Senior Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research. Dr. Joe Casola: Staff Scientist & Program Director, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions.

ON THE LINE: Cooling A Warming World

Published October 17, 2013

The world is getting warmer and many believe humans are largely to blame. In its recently released report, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change claims with 95% certainty that humans are causing global warming. While the scientists around the globe seem to be coming to a consensus, the skeptics remain unconvinced and many of the world's governments still appear reluctant to do much about it. Is there enough will to slow global warming, and, is there enough time? "Cooling a Warming World" next, On The Line. GUESTS Dr. Kevin Trenberth: Distinguished Senior Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research. Dr. Joe Casola: Staff Scientist & Program Director, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions.

On the Line

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On the Line is a lively forum, hosted by Ayesha Tanzeem, where newsmakers, policy experts, diplomats, activists, academics and journalists discuss world events. It focuses on the critical issues shaping the future, and gives those issues the vigorous, serious debate they deserve. The program broadcasts worldwide on VOA Television, and is also heard on VOA radio. Condensed versions of the program can be heard in translation in over 40 languages via VOA radio's language services.

 
This Week's Program:

Economic Argument for Action on Climate Change
Fears that the planet is becoming too hot dominated Earth Day celebrations this week.  Climate scientists recommend radical action, but economic concerns stand in the way.  How do we reconcile the two?  Find out next, ON THE LINE.

GUESTS
Ekundayo Shittu: Assistant Professor, George Washington University;  Lead Co-author - IPCC Climate Change Report
Steven A. Cohen: Executive Director - Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York