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ON THE LINE: Economic Argument for Action on Climate Changei
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April 25, 2014 3:00 AM
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.

ON THE LINE: Economic Argument for Action on Climate Change

Published April 24, 2014

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.

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From hard issues to hot topics, HashtagVOA explores what people are talking about on social media. And it’s a program in which you, the viewer, can join the worldwide conversation through Facebook and Twitter.  Host Cal Perry engages top experts to provide answers to your questions. The program airs each Tuesday at 1730 UTC on www.voanews.com and continues daily @HashtagVOA on Twitter and www.facebook.com/hashtagvoa

This Week's Program:

#Refugees
Britain, France and Germany will attend an urgent meeting of European Union, set for September 14th, to address the flood of refugees into Europe.  Labeling the situation as "exceptional," EU ministers will discuss better ways to process refugees in Italy and Greece, the main landing points for some 322,000 people who have crossed the Mediterranean this year. On this week’s HashtagVOA, Cal Perry talks with people on the frontlines of this humanitarian crisis. 
GUESTS
Babar Baloch: Spokesperson, UN High Commissioner for Refugees [Budapest, Hungary]
Kirk Day: Field Director, International Rescue Committee [Lesbos, Greece]  
Jelena Milic: Director, Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies [Belgrade, Serbia]