One Planet: How Climate Change Is Fueling Extreme Weather
On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we are discussing the climate crisis and weather patterns. The recent record heat waves in the Pacific, mega droughts in California, fires across the US west, and devastating floods in China, Germany and other European countries, are just some of the examples of natural disasters exacerbated by the climate crisis. The United States incurred $95 billion in damages caused by natural disasters in 2020.
Noah Diffenbaugh, Kara J. Foundation Professor and Kimmelman Family Senior Fellow at Stanford University
Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State and author of The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet
The Scientific American: Why Extreme Heat Is So Deadly
Yale Climate Connections: Climate change and tornadoes: Any connection?
National Geographic: Extreme heat triggers mass die-offs and stress for wildlife in the West
The American Prospect: The DCCC’s Top Bundler Is an Oil Lobbyist
Capital & Main: Why Big Climate Bills Keep Dying in the California Senate