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Climate Change

World Bank's Watson, WRI's Lash discuss U.N. study on the planet's future

Is the human race wrecking the planet with reckless overuse of resources and mass damage to the environment? A new U.N.-sponsored ecological study by more than 1,300 scientists predicts dire shortages and a worldwide ecological crisis in this century without radical policy changes by all nations. World Resources Institute President Jonathan Lash and World Bank chief scientist Robert Watson join OnPoint to discuss the ecosystem assessment and its critics, the media's coverage of climate change reports, and ending subsides for agriculture and fisheries.