NASA's IMERG weather map image from showing estimated total rainfall along Irma's path across the Atlantic Ocean. Credit: NASA/GSFC/SSAI/Hal Pierce.
NASA's IMERG weather map image from showing estimated total rainfall along Irma's path across the Atlantic Ocean. Credit: NASA/GSFC/SSAI/Hal Pierce.

SEASON PREMIERE: Our Changing Climate, with Bill Nye

From Sept. 5-12, 2017, NASA's IMERG estimated total rainfall along Irma's path across the Atlantic Ocean. Credit: NASA/GSFC/SSAI/Hal Pierce.
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On our Season 3 premiere of StarTalk All-Stars, Bill Nye the Science Guy is back to delve into one of his favorite topics of discussion: climate change. Joined by comic co-host Chuck Nice and Kate Marvel, an Associate Research Scientist at NASA GISS and Columbia University, Bill and company answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about our changing climate. You’ll hear Kate talk about why the effects of climate change on the weather are similar to the effects of performance-enhancing drugs on athletes. Find out how climate change is affecting the severity of storms in major US cities like New York and Houston. Get tips on how to deal with climate deniers and maybe even ways to change their mind. Investigate the current state of nuclear energy: the benefits, the downfalls, and the dangers. Explore the role of volcanoes in the discovery of climate change and how they impact the climate today. Discover what methods, if any, we’re using to remove CO2 that’s already in the atmosphere. All that, plus you’ll hear why you must be climate-conscious when launching a rocket. And be sure to stick around for the Lightning Round as Bill, Chuck, and Kate tackle deep questions in under five minutes like, “How long do you give human existence?” and “Could we reset the Earth?” The answers are easier than you think!

In This Episode

  • Host

    Bill Nye the Science Guy

    Bill Nye
    The Science Guy
  • Co-Host

    Chuck Nice

    Chuck Nice
    Comedian
  • Guest

    Kate Marvel

    Kate Marvel
    Climate Scientist, Associate Research Scientist at NASA GISS/Columbia University

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