Climate One - Extreme Weather

Today we look at what’s driving the extreme weather that’s hitting much of the country. The summer of 2012 brought thousands of heat records, unusually powerful thunderstorms, wildfires and epic droughts. Then came Super Storm Sandy which devastated much of New Jersey and New York. Scientists who publish peer-reviewed articles are increasingly confident that burning fossil fuels increases the probability and severity of storm surges and heavy rains.


Guests: Part 1
Chris Field
Professor of earth system sciences at Stanford University.
Karen Obrien
Professor of sociology and human geology at the University of Oslow.
Michael Oppenheimer
Professor of geosciences and international affairs at Princeton University.
David Friedberg
CEO of The Climate Corporation

Part 2
Richard Alley
Professor of geosciences at Penn State

Part 3
Richard Muller
Professor of Physics, University of California Berkeley

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