Climate One – Meltdown: The Impact of Climate Change on Mountains and Forests

Today we explore how mountains and forests are being impacted by climate change and, in turn, affecting our health. An economist and a doctor connect a rise in Dengue fever and a rise in the temperature of the Earth. A corporate consultant and an environmental advocate explain how planting trees is good for business. And a professional snowboarder says the demise of ski slopes is motivating skiers to launch into action on climate volatility.

Part 1 Mountain Meltdown

• Porter Fox, Editor, Powder Magazine; Author, DEEP: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow
• Anne Nolin, Professor, Geosciences and Hydroclimatology, Oregon State University
• Jeremy Jones, Founder and CEO, Protect our Winters; Professional Snowboarder

Part 2 Overheated

• Andrew Guzman, Professor, UC Berkeley Law School; Author, Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change
• Richard Joseph Jackson, Professor, UCLA School of Public Health; Host of the four-part public TV program, Designing Healthy Communities

Part 3 Forest Wars

• Mike Korchinsky, Project Developer, REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation); Founder and CEO, Wildlife Works
• T.J. DiCaprio, Senior Director, Environmental Sustainability, Microsoft Corporation
• Sissel Waage, Director of Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services, Business for Social Responsibility

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