INTRODUCING APPLE NEWS TODAY: Every weekday morning, hosts Shumita Basu and Duarte Geraldino bring you up to speed on the biggest stories of the day — and how the world’s top journalists are covering them.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Climate change report predicts mass migration in the U.S.

Current estimates project tens of millions of people in this country will be forced to leave their homes because of climate-related disasters, and that millions of others will be left behind in inhospitable and at times dangerous conditions.

Also on today’s show: Much of the world’s plastic ends up in landfills, an Iranian scientist faces consequences after refusing to become an FBI informant, and a letter is finally delivered 100 years after it was sent.

Consequences for turning down the FBI

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About Our Hosts

Shumita Basu is a broadcast journalist with public-radio roots. She’s drawn to vivid narratives and accountability journalism and especially admires local reporters who own their beats.

Duarte Geraldino is a longtime broadcast journalist, editor, and TED speaker. He’s passionate about journalism that focuses on economic justice and migration, and that amplifies voices that are too often silenced.