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MPR News meteorologist Paul Huttner with the latest research on our changing climate.

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    • 4.6 • 72 Ratings

MPR News meteorologist Paul Huttner with the latest research on our changing climate.

    The potent greenhouse gas we need to talk more about

    The potent greenhouse gas we need to talk more about

    Carbon dioxide gets most of the climate change headlines but methane has 82 times more warming potential than carbon dioxide over a 20-year timespan.

    • 3 min
    How climate change intensifies extreme weather

    How climate change intensifies extreme weather

    The summer of 2022 was marked by floods, droughts, and hurricanes. How did climate change supercharge these events?

    • 4 min
    How a rural renaissance is transforming energy systems

    How a rural renaissance is transforming energy systems

    How are small towns building clean energy futures? L. Michelle Moore, author of “Rural Renaissance: Revitalizing America’s Hometowns through Clean Power,” shares examples of how rural towns are taking on the biggest ideas to transform our energy systems.

    • 4 min
    Fair offers chance to learn about climate solutions

    Fair offers chance to learn about climate solutions

    Minnesota farmers weren’t just eyeing the latest tractors on display at the state fair this year. Many made their way over to the Eco Building to ask how they can rent their land out to solar developers.

    • 3 min
    Fair offers opportunity to see fresh crop of EVs

    Fair offers opportunity to see fresh crop of EVs

    Curious about the Ford F150 Lightning or Mustang Mach-E? Head to the Minnesota State Fair to learn more.

    • 5 min
    Small temp change can have big impact on boreal forests

    Small temp change can have big impact on boreal forests

    A new study suggests that even small temperature changes can have a big effect on our boreal forests.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Caran Quinn ,

My Favorite Climate Podcast

Excellent topics. Impactful, but brief. Always interesting guests who leave an imprint and reinforce what I’m doing to reduce CO2. Thanks for all that you do!

Musing by Me ,

Climate matters

Plus: your broadcast, points to the effects of CC locally with great effect.
Negative: your broadcast, fails miserably at pointing fingers at the causes of CC. My quote: “fossil fuels are our destruction”!
Neutral: people want/need hope. I grew up knowing our world would end in nuclear winter. Now I “believe” our end is a CO2 summer. I was wrong the first time; let’s keep our fingers crossed! I recommend a podcast called “Drilled”. Because!

egdod17 ,

Needs Native voices!

I hope you begin to Center the voices and stories of Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and environmental justice activists more!

Very few of these stories are about Native sovereignty; would be great to see more!!

NoDAPL, NoKXL, IdleNoMore, 350 Pacific, and so many more...

These folks are the rock stars of the movement against climate change; they have been doing the work for centuries that settlers are just coming around to, and they are the communities most impacted by climate change and pollution.

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