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Future Cities: Hot & Flooded (replay)

As pandemic rages across the world, waves of extreme, deadly floods hit London, New York, Detroit, many cities in Belgium, Germany, Austria (Salzburg), Poland, Mumbai and Zhengzhou, China – all in past couple of weeks! And cities are much hotter than the global  …

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Climate in a Fiery World

Global heat roundup + Harvard’s Dr. Loretta Mickley: how fiery this planet is. Do wildfires and those far-flung clouds of smoke heat or cool the planet? The lakes are heating up, like everything else, and that means losing oxygen. From New York State,  …

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Plants & Animals Wiped Out by Climate Change

Guests: Arizona scientist David Breshears and Australian science journalist John Pickrell. How heat waves kill off forests – and the rush to save rare animals in Australia – during the worst bushfires ever seen. This show is not about how climate change will  …

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Hurricanes and Arctic Fires: A World Slipping Away Unnoticed

We investigate zombie fires in the Arctic with Dr. Jessica McCarty, and the new wave of hurricanes as Alex Harris of the Miami Herald interviews Rutgers scientist Dr. Jennifer Francis. Buried under the surge of COVID sickness and death in the northern hemisphere,  …

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The Third Rail: Radical Climate Change During It All

While death and disease stalk nations & protests fill the streets, Nature will rock your world. New science shows the big ice sheets of Antarctica melted six times faster than now, just a few thousand years ago. Could sea level be pushed higher  …

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Burning at the End of the World

Catastrophic level fire conditions and drought in Australia as climate change bites down-under. Fire expert Greg Mullins. Plus new science: A cleanup to save your health could quicken Arctic ice changes and heating around the world, with guest Ran Feng. Listen to or  …

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Amazon to Alaska: a World on Fire

Experts explain the fires and the climate behind them. Dr. Thomas Lovejoy leads us into the recent burst of fires in the Amazon. We get a report from Brazilian scientists. From the U. of Alaska, Brian Brettschneider on crazy record-high temperatures up north,  …

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California Super Fire Special

Literally choking on smoke, radio host Maria Gilardin reports from fire-struck Northern California. Washington Post meteorologist Jason Samenow on climate & fire. Libbe HaLevy tips Woolsey fire at nuclear lab site 30 miles from LA. Wildfire experts Mark Cochrane, John Betts, & firefighter  …

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Fire Fury Future

Should we fear a new burst of warming and extreme weather due to record wildfires? I ask atmospheric scientist John C. Lin from Utah. From the UK, Dr. Edward Hanna says unusual air pressure over Greenland can ruin European summers and pump up  …

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The Great Acceleration

New science shows humans have left the stable patterns of former climates. From the Stockholm Resilience Center, Owen Gaffney explains. As Australia burns with heat, Tasmanian scientist David Bowman reveals great regions of the world where fire will strike. They call it “the  …

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Dark Climate – Now and Coming

Seas rising much faster, super storms in the coming decades, doubling and re-doubling of polar ice melt – new Hansen paper. We talk with co-author Isabella Velicogna, and with Ottawa climate scientist Paul Beckwith. Also: the Canadian super fire at Fort McMurray: can  …

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CLIMATE MYTHS

This week: why knowing more about climate change could help you stall doing anything about it. Decision expert Joe Arvai joins us. We’ll end with a voice from the first refugees from rising seas. But first, an industry insider says recycling is a  …

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