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Climate Debate and Third Culture Kids: Wednesday’s Show (October 28, 2015)

A new University of Texas survey released last week indicates more than three out of four Americans now believe climate change is occurring. The results were released as President Obama met with business leaders making public commitments to reduce their carbon footprint. Has there been a sea change in attitudes towards climate science? Or have […]

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A new University of Texas survey released last week indicates more than three out of four Americans now believe climate change is occurring. The results were released as President Obama met with business leaders making public commitments to reduce their carbon footprint.

Has there been a sea change in attitudes towards climate science? Or have we simply transitioned from disagreement over the facts to disagreement over what — if anything — to do about them? We learn about the survey and contemplate its implications on this edition of Houston Matters.

Dave Fehling will moderate a panel discussion called “Carbon Tax: Is It the Right Time?” on Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the University of Houston. The event is part of the university’s 2015-2016 Energy Symposium Series “Critical Issues in Energy.”

Also this hour: A conversation about “third culture kids” in Houston. They’re kids raised in a culture outside of their parents’ culture for a significant part of their developmental years. We discuss what life in Houston is like for third culture kids with two people who fit the definition: attorney Betsy Camp, and Apple Gidley, author of Expat Life Slice by Slice. She also writes the “ExpatApple” blog for The Daily Telegraph.

Plus: On Monday at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, architect Jim Furr presented The Loved One – this month’s edition of the museum’s film series “Movies Houstonians Love,” where well-known Houstonians select a movie that’s influenced them in some way and screen it for an audience. The series is in its 11th season. Back in October of 2014, Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty sat down with the museum’s Marian Luntz to discuss some of the movies screened over the years. We listen back to their conversation.

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