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IN-DEPTH: Extreme heat in S. Korea and other countries raises calls to stop climate change
Updated: 2022-06-29 14:35:08 KST
It's the monsoon season right now in Korea, so the heavy rain has made things a little cooler in some parts of the country.
But other regions are still scorching hot, and in fact, there have been some heat records broken this month.
This is widely attributed, at least in part, to climate change.
There was a drought earlier this summer, too, all of which has been bad for farmers.
So what's the damage, and what action is being taken and by whom? Indeed, who needs to take action?
For a closer look at these questions this evening, we are pleased to welcome to the program this evening KIM Ji-seok, East Asia Climate and Energy Specialist at Greenpeace.

1. A number of countries are experiencing extreme heat right now. Where are the key trouble spots, and what effects are we seeing?

2. What has been the cause of the extreme heat in Korea, and what specific damage has it caused?

3. Cutting carbon emissions is a cause taken up by many big companies, and in our everyday lives. Has it made no difference? How much of the extreme heat right now man-made?

4. If we must change our societies and economies to stop climate change, how much of the burden falls on ordinary people in their everyday lives, and how much on big carbon-emitting companies?

5. What are some examples of promising efforts in different countries to stop climate change?

6. South Korea is going to revive its nuclear power industry under the new administration. Nuclear power is low carbon. Does Greenpeace see it as part of the solution?
Reporter : devin@arirang.co.kr