The Current

The Current for Aug. 10, 2021

Today on The Current: Stark warning on climate change must prompt action, not despair, say scientists; U.S.-Canada border reopens, but only in one direction; and episode 5 of CBC podcast Brainwashed
Laura Lynch is this week's guest host of The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

A UN report has brought the climate crisis into sharp focus, but some scientists say while the warning is stark, the focus must be on action, not despair. Guest host Laura Lynch is joined by Simon Lewis, a professor of global change science at University College London; and Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist and professor in the department of political science at Texas Tech University.

Plus, vaccinated Americans are now welcome back to Canada, no quarantine necessary, but Canadians hoping to enter the U.S. by land are still in limbo. We talk to two families living in border cities about what the changes mean to them. And we discuss when the road south might reopen with Kathryn Bryk Friedman, a Canada-U.S specialist at the University of Buffalo.

And this summer, we're bringing you a few of the best original CBC podcasts. Today it's Episode 5 of Brainwashed, a disturbing tale of CIA experiments in mind control, what happened at a Montreal hospital, and the lives ruined because of it all.