Climate Cast

Climate Cast

From Minnesota Public Radio

MPR News meteorologist with the latest research on our changing climate.

Most Recent Episodes

Climate Cast: A climate scientist's take on 'Russiagate'

Paul Huttner asks prominant Penn State climatologist Michael Mann why he tweeted this week about a "oil connection" to the FBI investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Donald Trump campaign. Mann says having a former energy company CEO as secretary of state raises suspicion about the Trump administration's energy policy in the U.S., Ukraine and around the globe.

Climate Cast: Scientists concerned about winter's high temperatures

Extreme warmth in the Arctic is stunning many climate scientists. MPR's chief meteorologist Paul Huttner talked about the unnaturally warm temps with Washington Post's weather editor Jason Samenow and Mark Serreze from the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Climate Cast: CO2 is driving climate changes

The head of the EPA, Scott Pruitt, said it's difficult to tell how much carbon dioxide (CO2) is contributing to global warming during a CNBC interview. However, scientists have long believed that the release of CO2 into the air through human activities is a primary cause of global warming. MPR's chief meteorologist Paul Huttner spoke to University of St. Thomas professor John Abraham about the rises in CO2 in the atmosphere and what that means.

Climate Cast: Chicago's snow drought and warm winter records

Chicago went through January and February with very little snow and Minnesota saw the warmest February on record. MPR's chief meteorologist Paul Huttner talked about these warm weather trends with All Things Considered host Tom Crann.

Climate Cast: Proposed cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The Trump administration is looking to cut funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. MPR's chief meteorologist Paul Huttner spoke with Washington Post's weather editor Jason Samenow and Rear Admiral David Titely, former naval officer with a Ph.D. in Meteorology, about the practical impacts of these cuts.

Climate Cast: Proposed cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Climate Cast: Wind turbines create economic and environmental opportunities

MPR News chief meteorologist Paul Huttner spoke to guests about the growth of clean energy jobs and what it means for the climate and our economy.

Climate Cast: Wind turbines create economic and environmental opportunities

Climate Cast: Who is Scott Pruitt, Trump's pick to lead the EPA?

Oklahoma's Attorney General has questions about climate change and the EPA. What does that mean for our climate future?

Climate Cast: Can scientists predict the effects of climate change?

Rex Tillerson has his doubts that scientists can measure our impact on the atmosphere. MPR's chief meteorologist Paul Huttner discussed this with the Washington Post's deputy weather editor, Angela Fritz.

Climate Cast: Renewable energy under Trump

Are wind turbines and other renewable energy resources under attack? Maybe not, said Harvard's Jody Freeman.

Climate Cast: What were the biggest climate events this year in Minnesota?

MPR Chief Meteorologist, Paul Huttner spoke to MN Department of Natural Resources State Climatologist, Pete Boulay about this year's biggest climate events

Climate Cast: What were the biggest climate events this year in Minnesota?

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