Robert McLean's Podcast

New York Times reporter Somini Sengupta contemplates 'Urban life and climate change'

March 21, 2019 Season 1 Episode 93
Robert McLean's Podcast
New York Times reporter Somini Sengupta contemplates 'Urban life and climate change'
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Robert McLean's Podcast
New York Times reporter Somini Sengupta contemplates 'Urban life and climate change'
Mar 21, 2019 Season 1 Episode 93
Robert McLean/Somini Sengupta
Considering urban life and climate change
Show Notes

New York Times international climate reporter, Somini Sengupta, visited the University of Melbourne recently to talk about urban life and climate change.
She said we live in a time when most of the world's population is urban and so climate change presents grave new risks for the world's cities and so forces those who live there to figure our how to survive.
Somini discussed the scale of the problem and considered the different ways urban populations around the world are rapidly recalibrating their behaviours to address and counter climate change.
She pointed the near full theatre of a New York Times story that allowed people to discover "How Much Hotter Is Your Hometown Than When You Were Born?"



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