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Porter Fox On The Future Of Winter

Brian Albers

Winter is shrinking. In Utah, we see snowlines receding up the mountain and around the world, ice is melting at incredible rates. In a new book, the writer Porter Fox explores this drastic change and how it could change much of the world.

Fox is a lifelong skier, so he has a personal interest in cold, snowy weather. But less winter and less snow doesn’t only mean less skiing; it also means less water, rapid sea level rise, thawing permafrost and tipping points that could spell the end of the natural world as we know it. Fox’s new book is called The Last Winter and he joins us this Friday at 11 a.m. to share what he’s learned about the future of winter.

Airs: Dec. 3, 2021 at 11a.m. MT and 7 p.m. MT.

Porter Fox's book is The Last Winter: The Scientists, Adventurers, Journeymen, and Mavericks Trying to Save the World [Bookshop|Audible|Indiebound|Amazon]

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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