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Monsoon Failure – Marine Heat Waves -Tree Extinction

Could years of drought in India strike again, bringing famine and mass migration? New science says “yes”. Professors Gayatri Kathayat and Ashish Sinha explain. NCAR scientist Kevin Trenberth reports two marine heat waves right now. Endangered tree expert Malin Rivers with a survey  …

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For Generation Dread

Imagine growing up in a climate-damaged world. Dr. Britt Wray talks her new book “GENERATION DREAD – Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis”. Then we question the future of forests and climate with scientist William Anderegg, University of Utah. Alex footnotes  …

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Not Normal: Heat & Storms

Big storms – hurricanes, tropical cyclones, typhoons – will double in the next decades. Netherlands scientist Nadia Bloemendaal on stormy climate times. The Director General of CIFOR – the world’s largest forest science organization – Robert Nasi on forests and global landscapes in  …

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Arctic Will Change Your Life. Nitrous Oxide, Sea Ice, & Western Fires

Take a break from the pandemic. Earth is calling. The 3rd major global warming gas, nitrous oxide, is emerging from permafrost, another feedback. From Finland, we hear from lead author Dr. Maija Marushchak. Then another shock: new science connects disappearing sea ice to  …

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Climate Disruption: Extreme Cold This Winter?

Dr. Judah Cohen explains why waves of extreme cold and snow are more likely – BECAUSE the world is warming. Then we go to a last stand for the mighty Amazon rainforest with veteran Kerry Bowman. The Amazon absorbs up to 10% of  …

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Fire Fury Future (repeat)

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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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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From Extinction to Climate Engineering

Global warming can cause an extinction-level hole in the ozone, says Dr. John Marshall from UK’s University of Southampton. From Milan, Dr. Anna Abatayo’s paper “Solar geoengineering may lead to excessive cooling and high strategic uncertainty”. Aided by Alan Robock, Alex reports 20  …

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Last Chance: The Global Deal for Nature

Earth needs a radical plan to stop the warming and save the species. Well-known ecologist Dr. Eric Dinerstein explains “The Global Deal for Nature”. From Cambridge, Dr. Chris Sandbrook cautions a billion people could be affected. Throughout, haloed nature scientist Edward O. Wilson  …

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The Time of Climate Troubles

Mountain water serving half the world is disappearing. Canadian scientist Dr. John Pomeroy reports back from the “High Mountain Summit” in Geneva. From Queensland Australia, Sean Maxwell explains intact tropical forests count for 6 times more carbon than thought. Those distant places may  …

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