On the precipice of climate disaster

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A person using a tree branch to try to stop a wildfire from spreading
A volunteer uses a tree branch trying to prevent a forest fire from reaching houses in the village of Casal da Quinta, outside Leiria, central Portugal, July 12, 2022. As wildfires become more common in Portugal, six children and young adults took 32 European governments to court on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, for what they say is a failure to adequately address human-caused climate change in a violation of their human rights. Joao Henriques/ AP Photo

Climate scientist Michael Mann argues in a new book that humans have flourished on Earth because of climate change that happened over billions of years. Now, climate change threatens to destroy humans. We talk with Mann about the ways humans depend on a stable climate and how to prevent catastrophe.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Michael Mann Guest