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Storm Damage Spurs Climate Discussion

An aerial view of an damanged bridge with a construction vehicle nearby.
Toby Talbot
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Associated Press File
In this file photo, a bridge is washed-out on Route 100 in Ludlow. The state's "Climate Change Team" says climate change data

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Massive storms like Sandy and Irene fit the model that climate scientists have been predicting: climate change will bring more frequent and intense storms our way. So what's a Vermonter to do about it? On the next Vermont Edition, we talk with a few people who are focused on the question of what individuals and small communities can do about climate change. Our guests include Amy Seidl, author of Finding High Ground: Adaptation in the Age of Warming, and leader of UVM's Climate Action Seminar: Responding to the New Normal. And we talk with Kathy Blume, an activist with 350 Vermont, the climate change group that seeks to be a global example for solving what they call the climate crisis.

Also in the program, an update on how Vermont conducts search and rescue operations. The Vermont Legislature created a Search and Rescue Strategic Plan Development Committee in response to a hiker's death in Ripton earlier this year. Neil Van Dyke of Stowe Mountain Rescue is a member of the committee. He outlines the recommendations the group is making to the Legislature.

Jane Lindholm is the host, executive producer and creator of But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids. In addition to her work on our international kids show, she produces special projects for Vermont Public. Until March 2021, she was host and editor of the award-winning Vermont Public program Vermont Edition.
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