We talk with Twila Moon, lead scientist, National Snow and Ice Data Center about the melting of the polar regions. The temperature changes in the Arctic cause extreme weather events elsewhere. In addition, the thawing of permafrost is releasing CO2, Methane, and other gases into the atmosphere. Native peoples are actively trying to adapt, but dependence on fossil fuels is too great.
We talk with Prof. Amit Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology, about the China Shock. Chinese advances in trade, manufacturing, etc. have affected the US by displacing American workers from those areas of employment. This is causing political disruption.