FROM Wieslaw Maslowski
Summer Arctic Ice to Be Gone by 2013 The Arctic ice cap shrank so much this summer that several nations began staking claim to the Northwest Passage. Now comes a dramatic new forecast. By the year 2013, new supercomputer studies show, ice will be gone from the Arctic Ocean all summer long. Wieslaw Maslowski, a research professor of oceanography at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, who headed the team that produced the new data, joins is from the American Geophysical Union's annual fall meeting in San Francisco.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.