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Mason professors discuss climate change on Harrisburg, PA local news

FOX43 recently ran an extended story on climate change featuring interviews with Jim Kinter, Professor, Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Studies; Director, The Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA) as well as Ed Maibach, Director, Center for Climate Change Communication.

In the segment, Kinter says we are witnessing a large amount of precipitation compared to years past. “We’ve had something on the order of five or six major, multi-inch-per-six-hour rainfall events, just in the past two months, July and August of this summer,” he said.   

He summarizes the scientific core of the climate change issue, with Maibach commenting on the growth of a partisan divide over what previously had been considered politically neutral scientific questions about climate.