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The Next Generation Of Climate Activists; Mapping Baltimore's Future Climate

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Urgent alarms from the U.N. and the European Parliament call for intensified commitment to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, while the Trump Administration pursues pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

As scientists warn that time is running out, young people are taking action. We speak to artist and activist Nadia Nazar of the youth-led organization Zero Hour.

Plus, a mapping tool that predicts your city’s future climate. Spatial ecologist Matthew Fitzpatrick tells us why the Maryland of 2080 may feel more like Mississippi or Arkansas.

You can hear more from Nadia Nazar and Matthew Fitzpatrick at the Institute of Marine & Environmental Technology tonight, following a screening of the National Geographic film “From Paris to Pittsburgh: The Climate for Change is Now”. Register here.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is Senior Supervising Producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.