© 2021 Boise State Public Radio

For assistance accessing our public files, please contact us at boisestatepublicradio@boisestate.edu or call (208) 426-3663.
NPR in Idaho
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

What Idaho Is Facing With Climate Change, And Solutions — Big And Small — To Address The Crisis

Wood River Fire and Rescue

The UN’s new climate change report out this week makes it clear that the climate crisis has arrived and it could get a lot worse. Among the dire scientific predictions, there is a glimmer of hope: humans still have time to decide how bad things will get.

Here in Idaho, we’re experiencing historic heat waves, wildfire smoke that arrived earlier than normal this summer and the constant threat of drought that’s throwing on of our largest sectors — agriculture — into disarray. How can the state meet the challenge of climate change at our doorstep?

Idaho Matters talks with Kendra Pierre-Louis who is a climate reporter and producer of the podcast “How To Save A Planet.”

Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!