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Encore: Scientists Discuss Federal Report on Climate Change

A portion of a GOES-EAST composite satellite image in visible and infrared light, centered on the U.S. East Coast.
NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center, data from NOAA GOES
A portion of a GOES-EAST composite satellite image in visible and infrared light, centered on the U.S. East Coast.

The federal government recently released a reportclaiming climate change is, in fact, real. The report confirms that climate change is an issue that is spiraling, and will likely lead to significant implications that could potentially affect the economy or human safety. Some climate change-caused scenarios are earthquakes, wildfires, floods, increased hurricane intensity, disrupted agriculture yields, or increasingly severe algal blooms and red tide outbreaks.

Dr. Andrea Dutton, associate professor of geology at the University of Florida and expert on sea level rise, joins the show to weigh in on climate change, and what it means for us. Dr. Todd Stack, a gastroenterologist based in Jacksonville, also contributes to the discussion. Dr. Stack is the founder of My Green Doctor, a company that aims to bring environmental sustainability to healthcare. He also serves on the board of directors for the Physicians for Social Responsibility.  

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Mike Kiniry is producer of Gulf Coast Live, and co-creator and host of the WGCU podcast Three Song Stories: Biography Through Music. He first joined the WGCU team in the summer of 2003 as an intern while studying Communication at Florida Gulf Coast University.
Julie Glenn is the host of Gulf Coast Live. She has been working in southwest Florida as a freelance writer since 2007, most recently as a regular columnist for the Naples Daily News. She began her broadcasting career in 1993 as a reporter/anchor/producer for a local CBS affiliate in Quincy, Illinois. After also working for the NBC affiliate, she decided to move to Parma, Italy where she earned her Master’s degree in communication from the University of Gastronomic Sciences. Her undergraduate degree in Mass Communication is from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
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