On Second Thought For Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Last month, Moody’s Investors Service issued a stern warning to states: address climate change or risk a credit downgrade. That report says Georgia is one of a handful of coastal states facing the highest risk from climate change. We talk with climate change reporter Christopher Flavelle of Bloomberg News and Jennette Gayer of Environment Georgia.

If you’ve ever visited any Reddit message board or YouTube comment section, you know internet trolls and hate speech go hand in hand. A new study from Georgia Tech suggests the most effective way of combating internet hate speech is to eliminate the spaces where it occurs, not the trolls individually. We talk with Georgia Tech Assistant Professor Jacob Eisenstein.

Then, Atlanta-based rapper Killer Mike adds two more songs to our Georgia Playlist. He is nominated for a Grammy Award for best rap song.

And every year, the online magazine The Bitter Southerner picks its favorite Southern albums of the year. We listen to some of the featured tracks with Chuck Reece, the magazine’s editor-in-chief and co-founder.