The Mississippi Delta is experiencing historic flooding, tornadoes recently tore up towns in Alabama, and multiple blizzards buried the Northeastern U.S. last winter. These and other extreme weather events around the world are dominating the news, making people wonder whether climate change is the culprit for all these catastrophes. NASA climatologist David Rind discusses the science of climate and weather, explaining what’s known and what’s still a mystery. Andrew Freedman of Climate Central comments on the media and politics focused on the issue, and filmmaker Charlie Lyons provides his take on “The Day After Tomorrow” and “An Inconvenient Truth.” Chuck Nice looks for the bright side of climate change: pre-cooked trout in overheated streams; dead cedar forests mean more material to build closets… what’s so bad about that?
Episode: Season 2, Episode 19 – Climate Confusion
Air date: 16 May 2011
Co-host: Chuck Nice: comedian
Guests: Andrew Freedman: managing editor of online content and climate policy analyst for Climate Central, Charlie Lyons: professor of film, filmmaker, TV producer, journalist, David Rind: climatologist with NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Running Time: 41 minutes
ISBN: Digital Download 978-1-61544-922-4