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Climate Cast: 'The Swamp'

Journalist and author Michael Grunwald's book; "The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise" looks at the history of south Florida's development, amid hurricane ravaged swampland. He wrote a piece in Politico this week entitled: "A Requiem for Florida, the Paradise That Should Never Have Been."

Climate Cast: Harvey, Irma and the mounting costs of climate-enhanced weather events

How do we begin to assess the economic and social costs of extreme weather events like Harvey — and the costs of climate change in the future? MPR's chief meterologist Paul Huttner put that question Newsha Ajami, Stanford senior research associate and director of Urban Water Policy for Water in the West; Amir Jina, assistant professor at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy; and Washington Post Capital Weather Gang Deputy Weather Editor Angela Fritz.

Climate Cast: Harvey, Irma and the mounting costs of climate-enhanced weather events

Climate Cast: Harvey's climate change connections

Paul Huttner talks to climate & hurricane expert Bob Henson of Weather Underground about Hurricane Harvey, before being downgraded to a tropical storm.

Climate Cast: Remembering the Louisiana floods

MPR's Paul Huttner spoke to John Upton from Climate Central about the connetion between extreme weather events, like the Louisiana's floods last year, and climate change.

Climate Cast: For the birds

Chief meteorologist Paul Huttner spoke to Carrol Henderson of the DNR about birds. Specifically, how their migratory patterns and other behavior are influenced by climate change.

Climate Cast: The era of the giant wind farm

By the end of the decade, a huge new wind farm in Oklahoma is expected to generate enough electricity to power 800,000 homes. Paul Huttner talks with J. Drake Hamilton, Science Policy Director at Fresh Energy, about why more mega-wind farms may be on the way.

Special Podcast: Live event about Minnesota forests and lakes

Hear lights from from Paul Huttner's live event about the on-the-ground effects of climate change, recorded at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais. This episode features Paul's keynote address as well as highlights of presentations from University of Minnesota forest researcher Lee Frelich, and Jay Austin of the Large Lakes Observatory at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Climate Cast: The wildfire-climate change feedback loop

Climate Central analyzed 45 years of U.S. Forest Service records from the western U.S. They found large fires on Forest Service land are increasing dramatically. The average number of fires over 1,000 acres each year has more than tripled since the 1970s. This week on MPR News Climate Cast, chief meteorologist Paul Huttner asked wildfire and climate expert Dr. Michael Flannigan from the University of Alberta in Canada about those trends.

Decoupling: Some companies growing and lowering GHG emissions

MPR News' chief meteorologist Paul Huttner spoke with Tim Nixon. He is Head of Sustainability Thought Leadership with Thomson Reuters. His research for clients finds insight into economic trends, and identifies companies that are both adapting to climate change and showing growth. TR's client list includes some of the world's biggest investors and law firms.

Climate Cast: Minnesotan's questions, answered

Forest ecologist Lee Frelich and Lake Superior specialist Jay Austin answered auidence questions at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais.

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