Rick Steves: It’s time to stop debating climate change

Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder

Travel guide Rick Steves speaks during a news conference announcing the filing of an initiative to legalize possession of marijuana in Washington state Wednesday, June 22, 2011, in Seattle. New Approach Washington, a coalition group including Steves, Seattle City Attorney Peter Holmes, former U.S. Attorney John McKay and the state ACLU chapter, is pushing an initiative to the Legislature that would regulate the recreational use of marijuana in a way similar to how the state regulates alcohol. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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Bill and Wendy are joined over the phone by travel guru Rick Steves. Rick talks about his Climate Smart Commitment program, which will donate $1 million to climate-smart agriculture, conservation, and agroforestry projects in underdeveloped countries, so that the 30,000 people who travel with Rick Steves’ Europe tours each year will fly to Europe and back with no carbon footprint. He says we need to move on from debating the existence of climate change to debating actions to solve the problem.

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