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Coming up in this program: leading scientist Dr. David Karoly says record heat and fires in Australia are a warning to the world. Karoly also taught climate science at the University of Oklahoma. I ask him about that.
But the big news is Australia. The country experienced all-time record heat, continuing heat, giant heat. The whole country, coast-to-coast, was above 37 degrees C or 100 degrees F at one point.
Then came the floods down through Queensland, plus a swarm of tornadoes. It's out of control, and still the government and industry are pushing a doubling of coal exports. Climate? Who cares?
But we are not alone in the big change. Insects may adapt or die faster than humans, as told by "the bug guy", University of Maryland's Dr. Michael Raup. He's a great communicator.
Then Dr. Steven J. Davis explains why climate solutions advanced just 9 years ago are no longer possible. A new report updating "wedge theory" says existing technology is not enough to stem the climate tide. Now what?