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LA CROSSE TALK PM: Climate Alliance’s Schlesinger, Nichols on how Wisconsin could save $14 billion a year



Dr. Tom Schlesinger (left) and Nick Nichols in the WIZM studio on April 19, 2023, discussing climate change on La Crosse Talk PM.

Though we buried the lead to start La Crosse Talk PM on Wednesday, two guests joined — Dr. Tom Schlesinger and Nick Nichols — to discuss climate change, what we can do about it and what Wisconsin could do that would save $14 billion a year to the benefit of everything and everyone.

La Crosse Talk PM airs weekdays at 5:06 p.m. Listen on the WIZM app, online here, or on 92.3 FM / 1410 AM / 106.7 FM (north of Onalaska). Find all the podcasts here or subscribe to La Crosse Talk PM wherever you get your podcasts.

Schlesinger is a political scientist that specializes in healthcare and also has a Master’s in international environmental policy, focusing on climate change.

Nichols, now retired, was the La Crosse County Sustainability Coordinator, and works in climate protection across the region. They are both part of a group called the Climate Alliance for the Common Good.

A bit part of the show focused on how Wisconsin could transition to electric power, without outsourcing that power, and the benefits the state would see economically, environmentally, fiscally. Part of that discussion included green energy sources, like wind, solar. 

Began the show defining a bit climate change, the timeline for when society needs to transition away from the carbon-methane production that contributes to it, and how these topics shouldn’t be political — but are.

We also discussed some aspects of electric vehicles, as well as what individuals and corporations can be doing 

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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