Climate change is fueling extremism, raising tempers along with temperatures
This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I’m Scott Simon. Coming up, a group of scientists on Tuesday will share how global warming is fueling conflict, even wars. They will try to do something about it. At the U.N., they are preparing for a major meeting this week to try to sort out how humanity can protect itself against the effects of climate change. Meanwhile, NPR’s Robert Siegel talks to an unlikely figure on the front lines of the fight against climate change, in Alaska.
This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I’m Scott Simon. Coming up, we’ve got the story of a woman who’s been on the front lines of a battle to save her home and a town from rising sea levels. The fight is taking place in Alaska. We’ll tell you her story in a moment, and we will hear from a retired meteorologist who says we’ve just begun to see the effects of climate change. And we’ll bring you a report from a U.N. meeting about how scientists are grappling with the challenge of fighting climate change.
But first, we want more about an extraordinary story from the other side of the world, where a woman may have the last laugh in a battle to save her home, but also could suffer even more from rising seas. This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I’m Robert Siegel. It’s late at night, and there’s a man standing on a beach in Chile. The weather is rough, the winds are gusting, and the waves are crashing. Waves like this are common on this stretch of coast, which sits at the junction between the Pacific and the Atlantic. The problem is this beach, called Playa El Teniente, is one of the most remote places on Earth.
It’s part of a chain of islands that make up the archipelago of Valparaiso, which stretches into the Pacific, the coast of Argentina, the