Climate Change

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It’s been a dry, warm winter so far this season.  We’ve had persistent high pressure settling in over most of the Western states, and snow enthusiasts are looking to the long-range forecast for the hope of a break in this pattern.  Carolyn Murray has this report:

Utah leaders met on Tuesday pledging to tackle climate change and signed a declaration called Path to Positive Utah. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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The Park City Interfaith Council and Citizens Climate Lobby are teaming up to present a two part series on climate change.  The first meeting is this Sunday, October 8th.  The guest panel includes both a science and a humanities perspective on the impacts of climate change.  Carolyn Murray has more:

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President Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will be withdrawing from the Paris accord -- the global agreement, reached in 2015, to set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and limiting the rise in average global temperatures. But the President's denial of global warming got a cold reception from America's cities. A group of 83 mayors -- including Park City's own Jack Thomas -- say they will continue to uphold the commitments of the Paris Agreement. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Congress gets back to work September 8th.   A top priority for lawmakers will be the federal budget.  KPCW's Renai Bodley spoke to Utah Senator Mike Lee and Utah Democratic leaders about what's at stake.

Climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann joined the show to talk about his ongoing efforts to raise awareness of climate change issues and the many issues arising from efforts. Local beekeeper Doug Fryer also joined to show to talk about the state of bees, colony collapse, etc. This show originally aired in May of 2014.

Nell and Chris speak to Dr. Jeff Masters, meteorologist and co-founder of "Weather Underground,"  then go to the website for all things weather and climate related world-wide. Chris and Nell will get Jeff's thoughts on the IPCC's 5th Assessment Report on Climate Change and his explanation on why there appears to be a "pause" in global warming this past decade.