Students in Eugene ready to take part in Strike 4 Climate, part of a national strategy with the group Our Children's Trust and its federal lawsuit to enact climate change policies.

Students in Eugene ready to take part in Strike 4 Climate, part of a national strategy with the group Our Children’s Trust and its federal lawsuit to enact climate change policies.

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  • Students around the world are planning to walk out of class Friday to demand action on climate change. We talk with two of the students planning a demonstration in Portland. Jaden Winn is a sophomore at Wilson High School and Charlie Abrams is a freshman at Cleveland High School. As it turns out, Abrams was first on our show sharing his passion about this issue when he was in the 5th grade.

 

  

 

  

  • This week, we heard a lot about the planned freeway expansion project in Portland’s Rose Quarter, as the Oregon Department of Transportation started taking public comment on the proposal’s environmental impact. It seems like a good time to talk about how the state’s transportation plans fit in with its emission reduction goals. Angus Duncan, chair of the Oregon Global Warming Commission, joins us to dig into this topic. ODOT declined our invitation to take part in this conversation.

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