Climate Change Report, Tree Of Life More Complex Than We Thought, Generation Z Means More Diversity Than Ever

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Data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 statistics revealed that for the first time there are more children — birth to age 9 — who are minorities than who are white. We talk about this and other statistical trend lines with a researcher. We also learn about new discoveries about the evolution of life. We also discuss a U.N. climate change report that says drastic action is needed to curb rising global temperatures.

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  • U.N. Climate Change Report Warns Of Global Tipping Point By 2030

    An international team of climate scientists warn in a new report that unless drastic action is taken to combat rising global temperatures, Earth could reach a tipping point for extreme weather and human displacement by 2030. We talk with a researcher about what’s in the report and what can be done to slow a changing climate.

  • Redrawing The Family Tree Of All Living Things

    Maybe you’ve taken a look at your own family’s genealogy lineage and mapped a family tree to find out about your ancient past. Well scientists have been doing the same thing, only they’re looking to find more about the tree of all living things by reading patterns in DNA and RNA. We learn about new discoveries in the evolution of life from the author of a new book.

  • Generation 'Z-Plus' To Be The Most Diverse, Minority White

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population born after 2007 will be minority white and the most diverse in the country’s history. William Frey, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, joins us to talk about the shifting demographics of America.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Chris Mooney Guest
  • David Quammen Guest
  • William Frey Guest

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