Fatal flooding has killed more than 100 people in Bangladesh and India, while a dramatic heatwave spanning Europe is causing wildfires in Spain. Extreme weather like this will only become more common and more severe as the world drags its heels on climate change. As you might expect, it’s been a trying time to lead the world’s climate efforts, and for the last six years that’s been the job of Patricia Espinosa, the United Nations’ climate chief. She joins the show from Italy.
Also on today's show: The latest on the Afghanistan earthquake, more revelations from the Jan 6 committee, and interviews with former federal prosecutor Daniel Goldman and The Nation Sports Editor Dave Zirin.
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