PBS NewsHour

Why 2019 extreme weather didn't prompt climate policy action

Clip: 12/25/2019 | 8m 42s Video has closed captioning.

By almost any measure, 2019 was a year of especially sobering news on climate change, with grim warnings about what could happen in the future along with extreme weather events occurring now. The year also saw a global protest movement, initiated by young people, arise to try to tackle the problem. But as Miles O’Brien reports, the call for action was often divorced from political reality.

Aired: 12/25/19

Rating: NR

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