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Earth Focus

Inside The Climate Wars: Conversation with Michael Mann

The debate over climate change remains polarized. Efforts to discredit the science of climate change by fossil fuel interests are a large part of the reason why says Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State University. "If there was a huge industry that would stand to profit greatly if the theory of gravity were wrong you would see the theory of gravity being contested in our US Senate," he tells "Earth Focus" correspondent Miles Benson in an exclusive interview. Mann on the politics of climate change and the impact it has had on both science and policy.

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Communities and innovators all over the world are creating new sustainable food sources that are resilient to climate change and growing populations.
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Adaptation to Global Water Shortages

Anticipating future water needs, two regions on opposite sides of the world turn to technology for answers.
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City Planning

Two cities, San Francisco and Freetown, brace for climate change using vastly different methodologies.
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Climate Migration

Droughts and floods are driving many people away from their rural, farming communities into big cities.
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Sea Level Rising - Living With Water

Forecasts are dire for Louisiana to experience the second-highest sea level rise in the world. How is the region adapting?
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The New West and the Politics of the Environment

A quiet, little-known revolution is taking place in American environmental politics.
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Vanishing Coral

Explore our ocean's coral reefs and the imminent anger they face from climate change.
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Can Religion Save the Environment?

Cambodia's indigenous Chong people protest the construction of a hydroelectric dam.
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Climate Change: The Rising Cost

Climate change is driving economic impact and change across the United States.
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Food Heroes

Farming provides both employment and therapeutic recovery for America's combat veterans.
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