Science and Nature

Weathered

Natural disasters and extreme weather can happen without warning. And with the impacts of climate change, more Americans than ever are at risk. Weathered will highlight real stories from people affected by natural disasters across the country and explain how families and communities can be prepared.

Earth’s Climate Has Always Changed. Why All the Fuss?

10m 42s

If you take a look at global temperature graphs that span millions or billions of years, you can see that our planet’s temperature has made wild swings. In fact, the Earth used to be completely covered in snow and ice! So, what’s the big deal about a few degrees of warming today?

Episodes

  • Earth’s Climate Has Always Changed. Why All the Fuss?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Earth’s Climate Has Always Changed. Why All the Fuss?

    S4 E6 - 10m 42s

    If you take a look at global temperature graphs that span millions or billions of years, you can see that our planet’s temperature has made wild swings. In fact, the Earth used to be completely covered in snow and ice! So, what’s the big deal about a few degrees of warming today?

  • Why Are So Many of Gray Whales Washing Ashore?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Why Are So Many of Gray Whales Washing Ashore?

    S4 E5 - 12m 2s

    From Mexico all the way up to Alaska, hundreds of gray whales have been washing up ashore. The deaths peaked in 2019, and the numbers were so significant that it led scientists to call it an Unusual Mortality Event (UME) which kicked research into gear. This episode of Weathered explores gray whales' complex food web and how what’s happening in the Arctic may just affect all of us.

  • Cool Us or Kill Us? Did Geoengineering Cause a Huge Famine?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Cool Us or Kill Us? Did Geoengineering Cause a Huge Famine?

    S4 E4 - 9m 39s

    This episode of Weathered explores the controversial world of solar geoengineering by injecting sulfate aerosols into the stratosphere, looking at both the controversial promises and profound risks associated with manipulating the Earth's climate. Luke Iseman, the founder of Make Sunsets, tells us about his start up that is already releasing small amounts of sulfur dioxide into our skies.

  • We Found the Worst Weather on Earth: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    We Found the Worst Weather on Earth

    S4 E3 - 12m 10s

    The weather down here can get pretty crazy. But we got curious and asked: just how extreme can weather actually get on planet earth? So we decided to travel the world in search of answers and discovered not only some fascinating answers, but some pretty interesting questions along the way.

  • These Diseases Love a Warmer World But Which Should We Worry: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    These Diseases Love a Warmer World But Which Should We Worry

    S4 E1 - 12m 45s

    As our world gets warmer and our climate gets more extreme, the weather isn’t the only thing that’s changing and becoming more dangerous. Disease vectors are also spreading and becoming riskier to humans. In this episode of Weathered, we delve into some of the world’s biggest killers, like Malaria and Dengue, but also discuss some smaller, and creepier threats that are becoming more common.

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