ASU’s Vice President and Vice Provost of Global Futures, Peter Schlosser, was featured this week on the KAET news and current affairs program Horizon, where he discussed the current threat of climate change and the Biden administration’s prioritization of climate action.
“We actually see the expression of this (existential) threat, which is a global threat, but we see it locally. Here in Phoenix, we see wildfires, we have drought…we have record heat, record death related to heat. So, more frequently we see fallout of this global crisis play out in our backyard.”
Across the interview with Ted Simmons, Schlosser addresses the ideas of decarbonization, the opportunity of job growth and trillion-dollar industries and the real impact of the Paris Accords and the meaning behind the Unied States re-entering the accords via a recent executive order.
“I hope that by seeing more and experiencing more – more people are getting closer to the crisis – I hope this will wake them up and make them willing to take on different choices, different from what got us into this crisis.”
View the fulll interview at KAET PBS.