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What The UN Climate Change Report Could Mean For The Northeast

LA Johnson
UN report warns of catastrophic changes as a result of the planet warming.

UMass Amherst climate researcher Michael Rawlins is interviewed

A report released by the United Nations this week said some devastating impacts of global warming are unavoidable.

Scientists say the warming planet means we can expect more weather extremes over the next 20-30 years.

For what that will mean here in the Northeast, WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Michael Rawlins, Associate Director of the Climate System Research Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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