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“Cooperate or perish."

That’s the stark warning from United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres at the annual COP27 summit in Egypt this week.

What does this mean for our global fight against climate change? And what’s the Minnesota perspective?

We ask two Minnesota climate watchers who are at COP27.

Pat Hamilton is director of global change at the Science Museum of Minnesota and J. Drake Hamilton is Fresh Energy's senior director of science policy.

Click play on the audio player above or subscribe to the Climate Cast podcast to hear more.

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