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Two Degrees: CNN Climate Change Debate

Airing on December 4 at 1900 GMT, Two Degrees: CNN Climate Change Debate is an hour-long program hosted by anchors Hala Gorani and Max Foster.

President Obama has claimed “no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations”. Pope Francis has called it “one of the principle challenges facing humanity in our day”.

Climate change dominates the global political agenda, and yet solutions are complex and lack consensus. Ahead of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, Two Degrees: CNN Climate Change Debate explores some of the options available to political leaders – and asks an audience of voters what is most palatable to them. Which solutions find most favour with regular energy users in the UK, and how does this inform the global debate?

Bringing together three thought provoking figures on the subject of climate change, and a representative audience of the British population, CNN’s Hala Gorani and Max Foster anchor a discussion with real time interactive voting at the McLaren Thought Leadership Centre.

The debate assesses some of the alternative energy options available to developed world countries, and asks how lifestyles may change accordingly. Are UK citizens comfortable with the practical realities of renewable energy? Are higher fuel taxes or constraints on airport expansion political realities they can live with?

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd; Director of The Prince of Wales’ Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change, Sandrine Dixson-Declève; Adviser to Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Father Augusto Zampini Davies all take part in the debate.


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