© 2021 Connecticut Public

FCC Public Inspection Files:
WEDH · WEDN · WEDW · WEDY · WNPR
WPKT · WRLI-FM · WEDW-FM · Public Files Contact
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Environment

Climate Change Is Making Our Weather Weirder

Snow-covered mailboxes with tall piles of snow behind them in Boston after the January 2015 blizzard
Whoisjohngalt
/
Wikimedia Commons
Snow-covered mailboxes in Boston after the January 2015 blizzard

The term global warming makes it clear that climate change is raising temperatures around the world. But climate change and a melting Arctic will shape our weather in New England in a whole host of other ways as well.

This hour: from extreme storms to “weather whiplash”, we look at the science behind why climate change is making our weather...weirder.

And later: leaders around the globe have committed to reducing carbon emissions. Will technologies that take carbon out of the atmosphere help reduce carbon dioxide levels before it’s too late?

GUESTS:

  • Dr. Jennifer Francis - Senior Scientist at the Woodwell Climate Research Center in Falmouth, Massachusetts
  • Dr. Akshat Rathi - Reporter for Bloomberg News covering climate and energy

Cat Pastor contributed to this show.

Related Content