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Methane emissions reduction critical to curbing world warming; San Jose children near the airport face lead poisoning

A view of Reid-Hillview Airport with Downtown San Jose in the background. Image by the_tahoe_guy is licensed under CC 2.0

On today’s show:

0:08 – We discuss the big take-aways from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change-IPCC AR6 report and its findings on the greenhouse gas methane with Daphne Wysham (@daphnewysham) CEO of Methane Action.

0:34 – A study commissioned by Santa Clara County found high levels of lead in children near Reid-Hillview airport in East San Jose. San Jose Councilmember Magdalena Carrasco (@CM_Magdalena), whose District includes the Reid-Hillview airport and Stephen McHenry, an airplane pilot and board President of the San Martin Neighborhood Alliance join us to discuss the findings.

1:08 – We spend the second hour discussing Edward Slingerland‘s (@slingerland20) new book Drunk: How We Slipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization.

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