Long known as a state of firsts, Vermont hopes to lead the way on climate change.
The State could take the lead in reducing carbon emissions. It could be a leader in the study of climate change. Or perhaps the state could be a center for development of technology.
All this week, VPR will consider these possibilities in our special coverage of The Changing Climate.
Dr. Alan Betts is an atmospheric researcher from Pittsford and president of the Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering. He spoke with Mitch Wertlieb about the U.S. awareness of global warming, how our economy has grown from the availability of fossil fuels and how a shift is needed from that to stop climate change.