Environmental News: Super Pollutants Lurking In Your AC, Biden's Support For Electric Cars And Cape Cod Residents' Climate Dilemma
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From its basketball team to its signature sunshine, Miami always brings the heat. But now that extreme heat is the norm, the city has hired a first of its kind, a 'Chief Heat Officer.' Millions rely on air conditioners to help beat the heat, but both air conditioners and refrigerators chill with the use of a super pollutant. Plus, will rising tides force the coastal residents of Cape Cod to move inland?
Guests on our environmental roundtable:
Beth Daley — editor and general manager of The Conversation, U.S.
Cabell Eames — legislative manager at the Better Future Project, a Massachusetts-based grassroots climate-action organization.
Dr. Aaron Bernstein — interim director of The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital, and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.