Climate Cast MPR News meteorologist Paul Huttner with the latest research on our changing climate.
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MPR News meteorologist Paul Huttner with the latest research on our changing climate.

Most Recent Episodes

Rough 2020 hurricane season 'a preview of the future'

Warmer oceans from climate change drove a new breed of supercharged hurricanes — and a lot of them — this year.

The art of science communication

This year's winner of the American Geophysical Union's Climate Communication Prize says scientists have a responsibility to clearly communicate their research with the public paying for it.

What GOP Senate could mean for Biden's climate agenda

A former Republican Congressman says there's agreement on clean energy and green jobs. He's urging President-elect Joe Biden to focus on "durable" bipartisan legislation over executive orders that could be overturned.

New maps show more Upper Midwest homes in flood zones

Just because a home isn't in FEMA's 100-year flood zone doesn't mean it isn't susceptible to a 100-year flood.

Climate change puts hundreds of Superfund sites at risk

The federal government says 945 Superfund sites are vulnerable to climate change-fueled floods, storms and fires, putting nearby communities at risk of contamination.

Can shorter climate plans net quicker change?

In a world of 20- and 30-year climate action plans, Red Wing, Minn., has just adopted a five-year plan.

Climate change is affecting flower pigments

A new study in the journal Current Biology shows climate change is contributing to changes in flower pigmentation. Clemson University researchers used flower pressings dating back to the 1940s to study how their ultraviolet pigmentation, which is invisible to the human eye but can be captured through UV photography, has changed over time. They found that higher temperatures and ozone depletion correlated with pigment increases and decreases, depending on the species.

Ocean stratification and what it means for weather

Oceans are becoming more stratified, and that could have grave consequences for the health of marine animals and humans alike.

Next generation nuclear is a step closer to market

The federal government recently approved a new kind of nuclear reactor that's smaller, cheaper and could be one the final pieces of the carbon-free puzzle.

A degree warmer, a fire career changed

This year's historic fire season in the west has made the link between climate change and more intense and frequent wildfires abundantly clear. For firefighter Don Whittemore, it was a close call with a fireball in 2006.

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