The third National Climate Assessment finds humans unquestionably responsible for recent climate disruption, and warns that global temperatures could rise as much as ten degrees by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions go unchecked. Steve Curwood talks about the climate report with Carol Browner, President Obama’s former director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy.
Source: Living On Earth: A Troubling Climate Assessment
Dr. Berwick studies the management of health-care systems to improve the tradeoff among quality, safety and costs. Dr. Berwick concludes that "Any health-care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent health care is by definition redistributional."
Donald Berwick, M.D. is a former President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement and a former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Source: Commonwealth Club Radio Program: Modernizing Medicare and Medicaid: How to Upgrade America's Health Care
Diet and exercise are seen as the key factors that cause obesity, but new research suggests that certain chemicals called obesogens contribute to the global weight problem. Bruce Blumberg, professor of developmental and cell biology at the University of California at Irvine tells Steve Curwood that the effects of an obesogenic chemical he studied seem to persist for several generations.
Source: Living On Earth: Chemicals That Promote Obesity Down the Generations
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