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How are local meteorologists connecting the weather to climate change?

Weather forecast being recorded in a TV studio.
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Six in ten Americans say they’re feeling the effects of climate change where they live, and that the federal response thus far has fallen short.

Meteorologists are shown to be trusted messengers on climate change, and one non-profit news outlet is driven to help broadcasters connect the local weather conditions to the science of climate change. This hour, we hear from Bernadette Woods Placky at Climate Central, and NBC Connecticut Chief Meteorologist Ryan Hanrahan.

NBC Connecticut Chief Meteorologist Ryan Hanrahan speaks with Connecticut students in school engagements, discussing weather, the "Snow Monster" vehicle, and often, climate.
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NBC Connecticut Chief Meteorologist Ryan Hanrahan speaks with students in various school engagements, discussing weather forecasting, the "Snow Monster" vehicle, and often, climate.


  • Ryan Hanrahan: Chief Meteorologist, NBC Connecticut
  • Bernadette Woods Placky: Chief Meteorologist, Climate Central; Director, Climate Matters Program

Cat Pastor contributed to this show which originally aired April 7, 2022.

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Katie is a producer for Connecticut Public Radio's news-talk show 'Where We Live.' She has previously worked for CNN and News 8-WTNH.
Lucy leads Connecticut Public's strategies to deeply connect and build collaborations with community-focused organizations across the state.