Election 2012: Recap, Reaction and Analysis

Nov 7, 2012

Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna
Washington gubernatorial candidates Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna.
Credit Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna campaigns

The votes have been counted and another election day has come and gone. We recap the major races, reflect on the new reality of our political landscape and hear your reaction to last night's results at 206.543.KUOW (5869) or weekday@kuow.org.

Also this hour: writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben and 350.org kick off their “Do the Math” climate change tour today. According to 350, life on Earth will be threatened if the planet's temperature rises just 2°C (3.6°F). To stay below that, they estimate that we can burn up to 565 more gigatons of CO2 — but no more. How can we do that if fossil fuel companies have 2,795 gigatons in their reserves? Bill McKibben joins us to talk about what math can tell us about climate change.