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You see it every day. It’s the subject of poetry, literature, art and film. It can inspire spiritual experiences, and it can destroy everything you have ever worked for. It is the weather, and no one knows it better than we do. Join us every week for the agony and the ecstasy of the one story that the entire world participates in and the science behind it. From the people behind The Weather Channel TV network.

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You see it every day. It’s the subject of poetry, literature, art and film. It can inspire spiritual experiences, and it can destroy everything you have ever worked for. It is the weather, and no one knows it better than we do. Join us every week for the agony and the ecstasy of the one story that the entire world participates in and the science behind it. From the people behind The Weather Channel TV network.

    Rip Currents, Rising Tides, and Meteotsunamis… Oh My!

    Rip Currents, Rising Tides, and Meteotsunamis… Oh My!

    Guest: Dr. Greg Dusek, NOAA Ocean Service

    The oceans hold more than 96% of the Earth’s water, and it’s the motions of those oceans we’re focusing on today!  As people hit the beaches, many are unaware of underlying dangers lurking close to shore, and we’re not talking about JAWS…  We’re talking about RIP CURRENTS, which lead to some 30,000 rescues EACH YEAR!  Today’s guest is Dr. Greg Dusek, Senior Scientist at NOAA’s National Ocean Service, and he knows all about rip currents.  We’ll discuss how to spot these hazards and how you can break the grip of the rip. We also couldn’t let Greg get away without discussing a few other topics, so if you’re already wondering what a meteotsunami is...we’ll get to those later. Let’s dive in!

    • 36 min
    The Weather Out West

    The Weather Out West

    Guest: Dr. Daniel Swain




    Introduction: 

    If you’re not from California, what is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of its weather?  Severe droughts?  Constant wildfires?  75 and sunny every single day?  In any given year, those could all be correct!  But what about over the past 30 years to create a climate normal?  That’s where our guest today comes in… Dr. Daniel Swain is a climate scientist at UCLA and he’s been researching California’s weather patterns and finding the connections with our changing climate. From atmospheric rivers of moisture to raging wildfires, we’ll discuss why California and the West are so susceptible to these phenomena, and we’ll reveal the challenges that can come from studying these diverse, beautiful landscapes. 

    • 40 min
    The Relationship Between COVID-19 and Climate Change

    The Relationship Between COVID-19 and Climate Change

    Guest: Dr. Aaron Bernstein, Harvard University




    Introduction:  We all know that climate change has been detrimental to the health of our Earth, with increased deforestation and melting ice caps. But what about our own health? Or our children’s health? My guest today is Dr. Aaron Bernstein from Harvard University, who focuses on the health impacts of the climate crisis on children’s health and advancing solutions to address its causes to improve the health and wellbeing of children around the world. We are going to discuss this issue, especially related to our current COVID-19 pandemic and how that disease has a connection to our changing climate.

    • 38 min
    Are Floating Cities the Future of Hurricane Protection?

    Are Floating Cities the Future of Hurricane Protection?

    Guest: Marc Collins Chen, Oceanix




    Introduction:  When a hurricane is fast approaching, experts always say that you have to fear the water, whether it’s rain coming down from the sky or the surge from the ocean or the flood from the rivers. What if I told you that my guest today has created a concept that would make you flock to the water and live a safer life from hurricanes? Marc Collins Chen is the CEO of Oceanix, a company that builds floating structures that can hold up to thousands of residents. Could Oceanix’s plan be the future of hurricane and climate change protection?

    • 32 min
    Professor, Author, and Atmospheric Model Extraordinaire

    Professor, Author, and Atmospheric Model Extraordinaire

    Guest: Dr. Adam Sobel, Columbia University




    Introduction:  

    Most of the time when we bring someone on to Weather Geeks, they have a certain niche or a specific craft or an interesting line of research to discuss with us. But today, I have a guest with me who does it all! Dr. Adam Sobel is a professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University. He teaches everything from tropical meteorology to climate thermodynamics to differential equations, so he’s certainly going to teach us Geeks a thing or two... about a thing or two! 

    • 38 min
    COVID-19’s Impact on Pollution

    COVID-19’s Impact on Pollution

    Guest: Ryan Stauffer, NASA




    Introduction:  

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we all live our lives, both in the present and in the future. We’ve all been stuck in our homes and adopted teleworking techniques in order to reduce as much time as possible with other people that may be sick. With these changes, we have noticed some positive impacts to our environment, including animals flocking to places they normally don’t and improved air quality in major cities. Today we’ve brought in Dr. Ryan Stauffer from NASA to discuss how this quarantine has impacted our current pollution output and how it is modeled out in the future.

    • 37 min

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