“Climate change is water change, and the sooner we recognize that, the better off we’ll be.”
For today’s show, we look at the impacts of climate change on water from two different angles. First up, Eric Kuhn, former General Manager of the Colorado River District, talks about this year’s unprecedented megadrought in the western U.S.
Then, Bob Kopp, director of the Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, lays out what the latest IPCC report says about sea level rise and the future of the oceans.
Eric Kuhn is the retired general manager of the Colorado River Water Conservation District and co-author with John Fleck of Science Be Dammed: How Ignoring Inconvenient Science Drained the Colorado River (University of Arizona Press, 2019).
Robert E. Kopp is a professor of earth and planetary sciences, director of the Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, and co-director of the Coastal Climate Risk and Resilience Initiative at Rutgers University.