After Words

Mark Lynas

Mark Lynas talked about his book Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet, published by National Geographic. Mr. Lynas says scientific studies show that… read more

Mark Lynas talked about his book Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet, published by National Geographic. Mr. Lynas says scientific studies show that global warming in the last century has pushed the Earth’s temperatures up to unprecedented levels and he says the world’s population must make changes now in order to avert disaster. The guest interviewer was Gene Karpinski.

The 2001 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projecting average global surface temperatures to rise between 1.4 degrees and 5.8 degrees Celsius (roughly 2 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of this century. Based on this forecast, Mr. Lynas outlines in his book what to expect from a warming world, degree by degree. At 1 degree Celsius, most coral reefs and many mountain glaciers would be lost. A 3-degree rise would spell the collapse of the Amazon rainforest, disappearance of Greenland’s ice sheet, and the creation of deserts across the Midwestern United States and southern Afric close

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After Words with Mark Lynas

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Program ID:
203400-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 15, 2008 | 9:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Mar 23, 2008 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Mar 15, 2008 | 9:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 16, 2008 | 5:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 16, 2008 | 8:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 17, 2008 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 22, 2008 | 9:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 23, 2008 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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