7 episodes

A non-political podcast clarifying the basic science underlying climate questions for a general audience.Artwork by Alice Williams. Theme music courtesy of NEO Sounds.

Warming World Explained Beth Stoeckly

    • Science

A non-political podcast clarifying the basic science underlying climate questions for a general audience.Artwork by Alice Williams. Theme music courtesy of NEO Sounds.

    Episode 7 Where Are We Now?

    Episode 7 Where Are We Now?

    An update on what has been happe3ning and what scientists worldwide are saying now.

    • 13 min
    Episode 6 Why 97% of climate scientists believe humans are causing climate change

    Episode 6 Why 97% of climate scientists believe humans are causing climate change

    A discussion of some of the evidence driving the consensus among climate scientists that we are seeing human-caused climate change.

    • 15 min
    Episode 5 Energy and Heat

    Episode 5 Energy and Heat

    In this episode we discuss the meaning of energy and different ways the word is used in different disciplines. We discuss the conversion of energy from one form to another and the fact that although the total quantity of energy is the same after any process as before, some of the energy is always converted into forms that aren't useful.

    • 14 min
    Episode 4 Why Predictions Are Hard

    Episode 4 Why Predictions Are Hard

    A discussion of what computers models are, how they fit into the science of climate change, and why modeling clouds still causes controversy among climate scientists.

    • 17 min
    Episode 3 Vicious Cycles

    Episode 3 Vicious Cycles

    Vicious cycles, or positive feedback loops, are described in which a little warming causes a change which causes more warming. The result is that we may expect the rate of warming to increase.

    • 12 min
    Episode 2 The Greenhouse Effect

    Episode 2 The Greenhouse Effect

    In order to maintain a constant temperature, the earth would have to lose an amount of energy equal to that which it receives from the sun. This episode discusses how common greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, methane, and water vapor make it harder for the earth to lose energy, resulting in the earth warming.

    • 14 min

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