Science and Nature

Hot Mess

Hot Mess is a show about how climate change impacts all of us, and about how we can create a better future for our planet and ourselves. Premiering April 19th, 2018!

Feeling Guilty About Climate Change feat. Hank Green

9m 7s

Climate guilt is a common feeling. We’ve all benefited from fossil fuels, and most of the stuff we do in life depends on them. But we also know that we can’t continue down this path if we want to live in a stable world. So how do we overcome this challenge? How do we make a change? We talked to Hank Green to get his thoughts.

Episodes

  • The Link Between Extreme Weather and Climate Change: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Link Between Extreme Weather and Climate Change

    S1 E35 - 9m 48s

    Climate and weather are not the same thing. But climate change is making extreme weather events even more extreme. How do scientists pick apart how much stronger a storm is or how much hotter a heat wave is due to climate change and global warming? Guest host Adam Levy talks to Dr Fredi Otto to find out.

  • The Rise of Climate Fiction feat. Lindsay Ellis & Amy Brady: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Rise of Climate Fiction feat. Lindsay Ellis & Amy Brady

    S1 E34 - 12m 27s

    Climate Fiction comes in all sorts of forms, there’s your Mad Maxes, your Games of Thrones, your Parables of the Sowers, and your WALL-Es. But are Cli-Fi books, movies, and TV shows just capitalizing on a hot topic, or do they actually change people’s perceptions of climate change? Lindsay Ellis, of It’s Lit, and Amy Brady, the editor-in-chief of The Chicago Review of Books, help us find out.

  • Our Food System is Rigged feat. Sheril Kirshenbaum: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Our Food System is Rigged feat. Sheril Kirshenbaum

    S1 E33 - 11m 53s

    The way we eat is unsustainable for the climate. Our food system contributes a massive amount of greenhouse gas emissions and touches basically every facet of our life. The answer is pretty simple on paper: We need to convert more of our diet to plant-based foods, and away from red meat. But in practice? It’s nowhere near that easy.

  • Are You Scared Enough? feat. David Wallace-Wells: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Are You Scared Enough? feat. David Wallace-Wells

    S1 E32 - 9m 45s

    The conventional wisdom on how to talk about climate change and inspire people to do something about it has always been "don't scare people". At least until recently. In the past couple years climate scientists and climate journalists have started talking in scarier and more worst case terms than ever before. Why? And is this a good thing? I talked to author David Wallace-Wells to learn more.

  • Feeling Guilty About Climate Change feat. Hank Green: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Feeling Guilty About Climate Change feat. Hank Green

    S1 E31 - 9m 7s

    Climate guilt is a common feeling. We’ve all benefited from fossil fuels, and most of the stuff we do in life depends on them. But we also know that we can’t continue down this path if we want to live in a stable world. So how do we overcome this challenge? How do we make a change? We talked to Hank Green to get his thoughts.

  • What’s The Best Car For The Climate?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    What’s The Best Car For The Climate?

    S1 E29 - 6m 43s

    Say you’re looking to buy a car. How do you pick the best car for the planet? There’s already a lot to consider when choosing a new ride, and factoring in climate change makes it even trickier. Well we’re here to guide you through it… even if we can’t come to the dealership with you.

  • How to Talk About  Climate Change: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How to Talk About Climate Change

    S1 E28 - 8m 20s

    Talking about climate change is hard. Not talking about climate change is easy. But if we want to keep our planet livable then we have to do the hard thing and not the easy thing. But how do we do the hard thing? I asked some of my favorite creator friends to help me figure that out.

  • How To Make Clothes Less Terrible for the Planet: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How To Make Clothes Less Terrible for the Planet

    S1 E27 - 6m 39s

    Clothing is something we have to think about every day, but we don’t always think about how our clothes impact the planet. Fashion designers like Justine Leconte are transforming the industry by creating sustainable, ethical clothing and showing everyone that fashion can be about more than having the latest trends.

  • How To Suck Carbon Dioxide Out of the Sky: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How To Suck Carbon Dioxide Out of the Sky

    S1 E26 - 5m 33s

    Carbon dioxide gets a lot of grief these days. It’s the main cause of the global warming that’s already damaging coral reefs, ice caps, and coastlines. But for eons, life survived on Earth because natural processes kept CO2 levels within limits, preventing the planet from getting either too cold or too hot.

  • Will Big Oil Have To Pay Up Like Big Tobacco?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Will Big Oil Have To Pay Up Like Big Tobacco?

    S1 E25 - 5m 58s

    Today, lawsuits are positioning climate change as this generation's smoking: it pollutes the air, it’s caused by burning chemicals we buy from a handful of huge companies, and it’s dangerous to human health. Fossil fuel companies are being taken to court just like tobacco companies were, because of what they knew and when. Should they be forced to pay for damages from climate change?

Extras + Features

  • Welcome to Hot Mess!: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Welcome to Hot Mess!

    39s

    Hot Mess is a show about how climate change impacts all of us, and about how we can create a better future for our planet and ourselves.

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