Gov Murphy tours Ida storm damage in Hillsborough


Climate Change and New Jersey

Ed Potosnak, executive director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, talks about state policy responses to the extreme heat and strong storms in New Jersey, where last summer Hurricane Ida was blamed for 30 deaths.

THE BRIAN LEHRER SHOW / WNYC – On this day, after Newark set a record with five 100-degree days in a row, we turn to our climate story of the week. For the past few weeks, we’ve covered some big stories including Europe’s lack of infrastructure to deal with a heatwave, and nationally what it means that the EPA has authority to regulate emissions was strongly curtailed by the Supreme Court, but now we’re going to localize the story of climate change again and the efforts to mitigate it as well …