Another Climate Report, But Who’s Listening?

29:18 minutes

The White House released its latest climate report this week, with much the same message as recent IPCC findings—climate change is real, and it’s happening fast. But are Americans listening? Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, and Sheril Kirshenbaum, director of the Energy Poll at the University of Texas, talk about Americans’ attitudes toward climate change—and how green energy is making friends of environmentalists and climate deniers.

Segment Guests

Anthony Leiserowitz

Anthony Leiserowitz is Founder and Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication in New Haven, Connecticut.

Bill Nye

Bill Nye is author of Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation (St. Martin’s Press, 2014) and CEO of the Planetary Society in New York, New York.

Sheril Kirshenbaum

Sheril Kirshenbaum is co-author of Unscientific America: How Science Illiteracy Threatens Our Future (Basic Books, 2009) and the author of The Science of Kissing. She is also the director of Energy Poll at the University of Texas, Austin in Austin, Texas.

Meet the Producer

About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata was Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.