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Sarah Posner (sarahposner.com, God's Profits) and Katharine Hayhoe (Texas Tech University, KatharineHayhoe.com)

On The Posner Show, Sarah and Katharine talk about religion and climate change. Katharine describes how climate change exacerbated the effects of Hurricane Sandy. They discuss questions addressed in Katharine’s book, co-written with her husband, on addressing faith-based issues in climate change. If God is in control, and the end is near anyway, why should humans do anything to mitigate climate change? How is climate-change denial like creationism? Has Sandy revived climate change as a political issueFinally, Katharine explains why houses of worship should go green.

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Recorded:Nov 7    Posted:Nov 11, 2012
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The Posner Show | Nov 11, 2012 | Sarah Posner & Katharine Hayhoe

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Daniel Drezner, author of the recent book The Ideas Industry, explains the cycle of praise and rejection that shapes the careers of top public intellectuals.

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Journalist Tony Ortega explains how the organization has used its canonical texts to justify incidences of child sexual abuse. Plus: Scientology vs. the IRS.

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The left’s nonviolent core

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Former Weather Underground member Mark Rudd explains why he can’t write off the Antifa movement completely. Plus: Not so fast, comrade.

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Biden’s political tightrope act

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether Joe Biden can maintain populist appeal without making promises to the Sanders wing of the Democratic Party. Plus: Sunday Night Football, interrupted.

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Disrupting the identity politics paradigm

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Andrew Sullivan argues that a new Democratic focus on wealth inequality could “scramble” the country’s ideological divisions.

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“Making friends with desire”

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Ethan Nichtern, author of the new book The Dharma of The Princess Bride, offers a Buddhist take on the film’s themes of family, friendship, and romance.

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Are the Pences on to something?

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In light of the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal, Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss Mike Pence’s old-fashioned rule for interacting with other women.

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Do comedians have a moral responsibility?

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Daniel Kaufman and Daniel Tippens on what political scrutiny of stand-up comedy says about our collective morality.

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Does world peace start with inner peace?

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Robert Wright and biologist Tyler Volk, author of the new book Quarks to Culture, on what might save the world.

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