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Tools to fight climate change, NBA play-ins begin: 5 Things podcast


On today’s episode of the 5 Things podcast: The tools to fight climate disaster

National correspondent Elizabeth Weise is back to outline what humanity can do to reverse course. Plus, the mayor of Mariupol, Ukraine says 10,000 civilians have been killed there amid Russia’s invasion, reporter Cady Stanton talks about exhibits increasingly showcasing the LGBTQ community, the Labor Department will give its latest inflation outlook and the NBA postseason is here.

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Taylor Wilson:

Good morning. I’m Taylor Wilson and this is 5 Things you need to know Tuesday, the 12th of April 2022. Today, a glass half full look at fighting climate disaster. Plus the latest glance at inflation and more.

Here are some of the top headlines:

  1. The U.S. has ordered non-emergency government staff to leave Shanghai. China’s largest city is under a tight lockdown amid a COVID 19 surge in recent weeks.
  2. Gunmen have killed a family of eight outside Mexico city, including four children. A motive is still not clear.
  3. And President Joe Biden has announced new federal regulations targeting so-called ghost guns. The rules will go after privately made firearms that can be assembled from do-it-yourself kits. The weapons lack serial numbers, making it hard to trace the owner.

Last week’s United Nations climate report painted a dark picture. If humanity does not act now to stop greenhouse gas emissions the planet could warm as much as three degrees celsius. National Correspondent Elizabeth Weise, told us on the show last week that at those temperatures major cities will be underwater, unprecedented heat waves will define summers, terrifying storms will become more frequent, and millions of plant and animal species will go extinct. But there is a sliver of hope.

Elizabeth Weise:

Yeah, so that climate change report is pretty depressing. I mean, you got to admit, they’re basically saying if we don’t act now we’re going to reach three degrees celsius. And a lot of really bad things happen if the climate warms three degrees celsius, and we don’t want those things to happen. And they happen within the lifetime of our grandkids, some of them.

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