About This Episode
Weather gives way to climate change as the StarTalk Live crew grapples with the impact of the Industrial Revolution, greenhouse gases and the Earth’s orbit and axial tilt on climate change. Neil goes back to the Carboniferous Era to explain where fossil fuels come from, and climate scientist Dr. Adam Sobel tells us how much carbon we’ve put into our atmosphere. With insights from his involvement in the last Presidential election, musician and author Questlove raises the issue of politics in the climate change debate and asks the question, “Aren’t scientists not supposed to lie?” And comic co-host Eugene Mirman and comedian Michael Showalter bring a bit of humor to bear on subjects from deforestation and ice ages to chaos theory and “The Butterfly Effect,” all on the eve of Winter Storm Nemo pummeling the Northeast with the Blizzard of 2013.
NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: StarTalk Live! Storms of Our Century (Part 2).