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AirTalk Earth Day Call-In Special: Living Through The Climate Emergency

Dry cracked earth is visible along the banks of Phoenix Lake on April 21, 2021 in Ross, California.
Dry cracked earth is visible along the banks of Phoenix Lake on April 21, 2021 in Ross, California.
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While it may manifest itself in different ways, there’s no denying that our planet faces a climate emergency of epic proportions, and we’re all living through it.

For us in the West, there are a lot of similar themes -- drought, rising temperatures, increased risk of wildfire, air pollution, rising sea level, just to name a few. President Biden has made it a centerpiece of his new administration by reinstating a number of the environmental regulations that his predecessor rolled back, re-entering the U.S. into the global Paris Climate Accord and by rolling out a plan to address climate change that includes investing in renewable energy and re-entering global discussions on addressing the climate emergency. 

Today on “AirTalk” from 11 a.m. to noon PT, KPCC’s Larry Mantle hosts an hour long, regional call-in show with NPR affiliates from California, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado to find out what “Living Through The Climate Emergency” means to the people who live in the American West and the reporters who cover them. Join the conversation by calling us at 866.893.5722 or tweet @AirTalk.


Jacob Margolis, science reporter for KPCC/LAist in Pasadena, CA; he tweets @JacobMargolis

Erik Anderson, environment reporter at KPBS, the NPR affiliate in San Diego, CA; he tweets @KPBSErik

Ezra David Romero, climate reporter KQED, the NPR affiliate in San Francisco; he tweets @ezraromero

Miguel Otárola, climate and environment reporter for Colorado Public Radio, in Denver, CO; he tweets @motarola123

Heidi Kyser, staff writer and producer for KNPR, the NPR member station in Las Vegas, and for Desert Companion, a magazine covering local issues and current events in Southern Nevada; she tweets @HeidiKyser