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What The UN Climate Change Report Could Mean For The Northeast

Climate change earth, boiling pot of water
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.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.