On this Earth Week, environmental advocates talk about their efforts to raise awareness and get more people to pay attention to climate change. From extreme weather, and shorter ski seasons, to the threat of new invasive species and changes in habit for songbirds and wildlife, they say climate change is having a dramatic impact on the Adirondacks.
At her recent town hall meeting, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik took several questions on climate change, including concerns that it could become an issue of national security.
W. Timothy Palmer with the North Country NY Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby joins us to talk about the group’s efforts to work with lawmakers on Capitol Hill on national policies to address climate change, including a carbon fee on fossil fuels to encourage the use of alternative energy sources.
Watch extended interview with Tim Palmer on the push to get Congress to approve a carbon fee and whether efforts to engage members of Congress have become more difficult with the Trump Administration’s position on climate change: https://youtu.be/V6UKJ_6YOcY