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David Wallace-Wells, author of 'The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming'

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World leaders recently signed a new climate change agreement in Glasgow, Scotland during the U.N.’s 2021 Climate Summit. While some countries did commit to ambitious plans to reduce heat-trapping pollution like CO2 and methane, others did not agree to work to reduce their emissions fast enough to avoid the worst predictions for damage from the effects of climate change in the coming years and decades.

Protesters around the world argue that the summit fell far short of what’s really needed to affect meaningful change.

We talk about the conference and climate issues with a journalist who follows the world of climate change closely.

David Wallace-Wells is Deputy Editor at New York Magazine, and author of “The Uninhabitable Earth” which came out in 2019. He was on the FGCU campus talking with members of the university’s Biodiversity group so we brought him by the studio.

Tara Calligan is an award-winning journalist and a public media producer, writer and online content creator at WGCU. Twitter @TlCalligan