About This Episode
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 with host Neil deGrasse Tyson, explaining what’s known and what’s still a mystery. Andrew Freedman of Climate Central comments on the media and politics focused on the climate change debate, and filmmaker Charlie Lyons provides his take on The Day After Tomorrow and An Inconvenient Truth. Comedian co-host 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?
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In This Episode
HostNeil deGrasse Tyson
Managing editor of online content and climate policy analyst for Climate Central
Professor of film, filmmaker, TV producer, journalist
Climatologist with NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies