Cosmic Queries – Climate Change

A view of the massive rift in the Antarctic Peninsula's Larsen C ice shelf, photographed on Nov. 10, 2016. Image Credit: NASA/John Sonntag
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Bill Nye the Science Guy is back to help lead the fight against climate change and discuss the future of climate science. Joined by Dr. Radley Horton, a climate scientist at Columbia University, and comic co-host Chuck Nice, Bill and company are ready to answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on climate change. You’ll discover how computer models can now connect extreme weather events to human-caused climate change, but Radley also raises important points about the reliability of computer modeling. Chuck ponders if climate deniers are using the same disinformation tactics used by big tobacco companies to combat ‘smoking causes cancer’ research. Find out about “abrupt” climate change, the possibilities of the northern hemisphere freezing over, and the influence Greenland’s ice sheet has on the world climate. You’ll also hear why every country will be impacted by climate change. Learn how Radley became a climate scientist and whether Bill would consider running for President. Pick up a few different ways to handle anti-intellectual arguments. Explore “eco-fashion”: clothes made from sustainable crops, “3D weaving”, solar nanoparticles embedded in clothing, and additive manufacturing processes. Plus, Bill shares his ideas on how you can live greener with examples from his own life, and don’t miss a prediction on what the world will look like in 2030.

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