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Climate Scientist Describes Role Individuals Play In Climate Change In 'Under The Sky We Make: How To Be Human In A Warming World'

Sustainability coverage is supported in part by Intel

When state lawmakers recently approved nearly $100 million to deal with wildfires and their aftermath, they did so nearly unanimously. But there was less consensus across the political aisle about one issue Democrats brought up: the effect of climate change on Arizona and how it’s impacting the number and severity of wildfires across the state.

President Joe Biden has brought the U.S. back into the Paris Climate Agreement, and there are efforts to reduce carbon emissions in an effort to slow climate change.

But climate scientist Kimberly Nicholas says we all have a part to play in that.

Nicholas is an associate professor of Sustainability Science at Lund University in Sweden and is author of the book "Under the Sky We Make: How to be Human in a Warming World."

The Show spoke with her to learn what role individuals play, relative to governments, large companies, and other entities out there, in terms of trying to reduce carbon footprints and help deal with climate change.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.