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MPR News Chief Meteorologist Paul Huttner discusses the latest research on our changing climate.

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MPR News Chief Meteorologist Paul Huttner discusses the latest research on our changing climate.

    To prevent a pandemic, fight climate change

    To prevent a pandemic, fight climate change

    Climate change has exacerbated some of the health inequities behind disparities in COVID-19 cases.

    • 3 min
    Early climate prediction for 2020 'spot on'

    Early climate prediction for 2020 'spot on'

    The team predicted global temperatures would rise half a degree Celsius by 2020.

    • 4 min
    Climate Cast: How hurricanes impact supply chains

    Climate Cast: How hurricanes impact supply chains

    The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts June 1, but 2020 marks the sixth consecutive season a tropical cyclone has formed before the official June 1 start date. This year, Tropical Storm Arthur formed on May 16.
    The science shows climate change and warmer oceans is changing hurricane seasons and intensity, but when hurricanes hit, how do they impact supply chains to cities?
    Paul Huttner talked with Chris Shughrue, a researcher with the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Shughrue said the impacts of hurricanes like Katrina were felt across the South.
    “Following that storm, there was major devastation throughout New Orleans, but we also saw that this led to regional impacts throughout the American South on various economic sectors due to shortages of materials and subsequent changes in employment as people left New Orleans and moved to other parts of the South,” he said.
    Click the audio player above to hear Huttner’s interview with Shughrue.

    • 4 min
    First climate change, now COVID-19: Tips for managing the stress

    First climate change, now COVID-19: Tips for managing the stress

    In the past few years, many psychologists report seeing patients with physical and emotional symptoms related to climate change. Now add coronavirus, and it’s easy for some of us to feel overwhelmed, even hopeless. But mental health professionals say hope can be an effective antidote.

    • 4 min
    Climate change isn't just shifting how the world feels, it's changing how it sounds

    Climate change isn't just shifting how the world feels, it's changing how it sounds

    As climate change affects animal habitats and biology, the sounds they make are changing. And New York Times science writer Emily Anthes says that could have consequences for their survival. This piece includes audio from Thierry Lengagne, Peter Narins and Tullio Rossi.

    • 4 min
    How a drop in oil prices today could fuel tomorrow's energy transition

    How a drop in oil prices today could fuel tomorrow's energy transition

    Demand for oil will increase when stay-at-home orders are lifted. But the oil industry may be slow to meet that demand, sending oil prices soaring — along with consumers’ interest in alternatives.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

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.

Goranger22 ,

Appreciate the discussion

Love the discussion like format

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