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THANKS for covering climate change. It was a very timely episode. I think, however, that a follow up might be useful. Many folks on your blog wanted to hear a discussion about the cost of inaction, rather the the cost to a household.
Climate change is a moral issue. What does inaction now mean for future generations and what obligation do we have to them? What does it mean to us as humans to care for the Earth? Who is most affected (currently) by climate change and should we care that it is the poor?
I've suggest several guest, but one set of folks uniquely qualified to address the issue of the cost of inaction (to Oregon in particular) are at the UO's Climate Leadership Initiative (http://climlead.uoregon.edu/). One of their studies looked at the impact on the Rogue River Valley and determined that wine country won't survive climate change. It said that Southern Oregon will end up looking more like CALIFORNIA (that will get your listeners' blood pumping).
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