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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.

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#HongKong Democracy
As Hong Kong prepares to mark the 18th anniversary of the territory’s return to Chinese sovereignty, protestors are once again planning to take to the streets in the name of democracy, echoing the cries of last fall’s Umbrella Revolution. Adding to the tensions, the Hong Kong government’s electoral proposals, which were designed to lay out a framework for the election of the city’s next leader in 2017, have collapsed. This week’s HashtagVOA looks at the vast political gulf between pro-democracy and pro-establishment camps in Hong Kong.  

GUESTS
James Tien: Hong Kong Legislative Councilor (Liberal Party)
Chip Tsao: Columnist, Broadcaster
Lawrence Ma: Silent Majority for Hong Kong
Michael Lipin: VOA   
Raymond Yam: VOA