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Climate Week - October 20 - 27


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MTPR News: Climate Week Programming

Monday 10/21
5:30 PM: Sally Mauk sits down with University of Montana climate experts to get an overview of where we are now with climate change, and how we are – or are not – responding to it.

Tuesday 10/22
5:30 PM: Alison Mills reports on Glacier’s shrinking glaciers, and the impact of climate change on the park.

Wednesday 10/23
5:30 PM: Katrin Frye examines how climate change is impacting Montana’s rivers, streams and native fish like west slope cutthroat and bull trout.

7:00 PM: Sally Mauk hosts an hour-long program - "Facing the Firestorm" - featuring six experts from forestry, firefighting and fire safety for a frank discussion of our changing wildfire climate, the danger it poses to Montana, and what we should be doing about it.

Thursday 10/24
5:30 PM: Dan Boyce looks at how climate change is affecting Montana’s high alpine wildlife like pika and goats.

Friday 10/25
5:30 PM: Edward O’Brien visits with Montana farmers to learn how our changing climate is changing their livelihood.

Other Climate Week programs on MTPR

Monday 10/21
7:30 PM: "Game Changer" - A Climate One Documentary
This program looks at the economic and political impacts of climate disruption at home and abroad.

Wednesday 10/23
7:00 PM: Sally Mauk hosts an hour long discussion panel with six experts from forestry, firefighting, and fire safety for a frank discussion of our changing wildfire climate.

Thursday 10/24
1:00 PM: Burn: An Energy Journal presents "Rising Seas"
"Rising Seas" explores sea-level rise in South Florida, along the Louisiana/Texas Gulf Coast, in New York City, and in Greenland.

7:30 PM: The Write Question Special
In this special one-hour version of The Write Question,host Cherie Newman talks with Christopher White, author of The Melting World: A Journey Across America’s Vanishing Glaciers;  and Doug Peacock, author of In the Shadow of the Sabertooth: A Renegade Naturalist Considers Global Warming.                                                                                                                                                           

MontanaPBS Climate Week Programs

Sunday 10/20
6:00 PM: Montana Ag Live
Montana Ag Live will look at climate change and how it may affect agriculture, with Dr. George Pederson, Research Ecologist with the United States Geological Survey located at the Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center.

Monday 10/21
8:00 PM: Energy Quest USA- Earth: The Operator's Manual
This program looks at US states and cities that are tapping new sources of energy and promoting sustainability.

Tuesday 10/22
9:00 PM: Frontline: Climate of Doubt
goes inside organizations that fought to redefine the politics of global warming.

Thursday 10/24
Noon and 7:00 PM: Degrees of Difference
The phrase "Climate Change" is so polarizing that just uttering it can end a friendship. Three sets of friends across Montana try to get past the controversy and have a productive conversation.

12:30 PM and 7:30 PM: Montana Journal- Climate Changing Business
This program looks at the positive and negative impacts of a changing climate on everything from fishing guides to firefighters to farmers in Montana. How are businesses across the state coping with the differences?