Climate Change, LA's 2nd District, and Matters of Church and State
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Tomorrow's special election for one of LA's fifteen City Council districts has drawn big money, but it may not draw many voters. With LA facing monumental financial problems, we hear from both candidates. Also, can the Archbishop of Canterbury prevent LA's Episcopal church from confirming a lesbian bishop? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, 15,000 delegates, 5,000 reporters and 98 world leaders are gathering in Copenhagen to talk about climate change as the basic science faces a new challenge. We hear about those stolen e-mails.
Banner image: City Council candidates Christine Essel and Paul Krekorian
Copenhagen, Climate Change and Stolen E-Mails ()
As the Copenhagen conference got under way today, the UN panel on climate change promised to investigate claims that scientists at the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit manipulated data to support the theory that global warming is man-made.
- Bjorn Lomborg: Director, Copenhagen Business School's Consensus Center, @bjornlomborg
- Dan Lashof: Director of the Climate Center, NRDC, @Dlashof
- John Christy: Director, University of Alabama in Huntsville's Earth System Science Center
- Keith Johnson: Reporter, Wall Street Journal
- Kevin Trenberth: Head of the Climate Analysis Section, National Center for Atmospheric Research
The Race for LA's 2nd District Council Seat ()
Los Angeles' Second City Council District is huge, running from Studio City north to Sunland-Tujunga and from North Hollywood west to Van Nuys. After Wendy Gruel stepped down when she was elected City Controller, a special primary election was survived by Democrat Assemblyman Paul Krekorian and former Paramount Pictures executive Christine Essel, both of whom had to move into the district to run for the Council seat. The runoff will be held tomorrow. We hear from both candidates, as well as from Rick Orlov, who covers City Hall for the Daily News.
LA Episcopalians Shake Up Church with Election of Lesbian Bishop ()
The Archbishop of Canterbury had stern words today for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, which has elected a lesbian bishop, the Rev. Mary Glasspool. The local church acted this weekend in Riverside, but Glasspool must be confirmed by a national body of church leaders. Archbishop Rowan Williams warned today, “that decision will have very important implications. Duke Helfand covers religion for the Los Angeles Times.
- Duke Helfand: Reporter for the Los Angeles Times
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