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Challenges, opportunities of climate solutions

One of the most ambitious climate goals on the table now is a 45 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Cornell University professor Natalie Mahowald, an author of the latest UN climate report, joined Climate Cast this week to give her assessment on the pace of climate solutions. Then, a Climate Story from Paul Thompson.

MnDOT: State should have 194k more electric vehicles in a decade

Minnesota transit officials have a bold new goal for electric vehicles in the state: electrify 20 percent of all cars, SUVs and light-duty trucks in a decade.

Measuring the costs of climate change

There are many ways to measure how much climate change is costing us. One method: tracking billion-dollar extreme weather events that have clear climate change links. Deke Arndt, chief of the monitoring section at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information, explains why on this week's Climate Cast. Then, we hear a Climate Story from Molly Reichert and John Kim, whose "Phase II" art piece will be part of a conversation focusing on art and climate change on Saturday in St. Anthony, Minn.

Northern lake ice loss threatens water, economies, culture

Nearly 15,000 Northern Hemisphere lakes already have only intermittent winter ice cover, a new study notes, and further loss of ice threatens freshwater availability, economies and culture in the world's north, including Minnesota and Wisconsin.

In Cuba, climate change means harsher hurricanes and tough coffee growing

MPR News chief meteorologist Paul Huttner visited Cuba last week and got a lesson on how climate change is affecting the country.

In Cuba, climate change means harsher hurricanes and tough coffee growing

What changes Will Steger saw on his latest Antarctica trip

Will Steger has been to the top and bottom of the world. He has seen climate change first hand in places most of us will never set foot. The famed Minnesota explorer and climate activist is just back from a return to Antarctica. He sat down with MPR News chief meteorologist Paul Huttner to discuss what has changed since his last trip to the continent, plus his outlook for the climate's future.

Why climate change cost the U.S. $160 billion last year

The world's biggest insurers say climate change is costing us billions.

Ilhan Omar: Green New Deal would help Minnesota, could pass House

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar told Climate Cast about why she supports broad new climate change legislation known as the Green New Deal.

Psst ... climate change is still here, even though it's freezing out

President Trump recently got the internet talking when he suggested, inaccurately, that recent cold and snow in the northeastern U.S. somehow negated modern climate science.

Did climate change bankrupt an electric company?

A major California electric utility is filing for bankruptcy, and climate change may be the culprit. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) could face up to $30 billion in liabilities from recent wildfires in California, the LA Times reports. Hotter conditions make for more wildfires, and that's exactly what is happening in the western U.S., as Climate Cast has previously reported. Now, some analysts see PG&E — a Fortune 500 company — as the first economic casualty of climate change. Research scholar Michael Wara, who focuses on climate and energy policy at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, joined Climate Cast to explain.

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