On WAMU-NPR: Religion, Science, and the Climate Divide

Tomorrow at 130pm, I will be a guest on WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi Show to discuss the communication challenge on climate change and strategies for overcoming political polarization.

Also as guests from Copenhagen will be Richard Cizik, formerly VP of the National Association of Evangelicals and Eric Chivian, director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard University. In 2008, Cizik and Chivian were named among Time magazine's 100 most influential people.

Earlier this year in a paper published at the journal Environment, I discussed the efforts by Cizik and Chivian in partnering on intiatives that span the political gridlock on climate change.

More details on the segment are here which you can also listen to online either live or archived.

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