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Climate Cast: Climate migration in the U.S.

4/21/2017
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The journal "Nature Climate Change" is reporting that by 2100 as many as 13 million people could be displaced due to rising sea levels. MPR's chief meteorologist Paul Huttner spoke to science writer and editor of Mashable, Andrew Freedman, about rising tides.

Duration: 00:08:30


Climate Cast: Green energy boom in the Midwest

4/13/2017
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Chief meteorologist Paul Huttner spoke to Xcel's president for Minnesota and the Dakotas Chris Clark about a benefit of green power that's overlooked--more jobs.

Duration: 00:09:11


Climate Cast: Heavy rainfall a sign of a changing climate

4/7/2017
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Implications of a warming climate aren't just higher temperatures. A warmer climate holds more water vapor, and that wetter atmosphere produces heavier rainfall. To talk about this phenomenon and all its implications was professor John Abraham of the University of St. Thomas.

Duration: 00:09:46


Climate Cast: Snow in the Sierras has increased

3/29/2017
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Snowfall in the Sierra Nevada mountain range is making a much needed comeback. After years of drought in California, this year's snowfall has exceeded recent averages, but does this mean the region is in the clear? Climate researcher Dan Cayan joined MPR's chief meteorologist Paul Huttner to talk about the state of snowpack in California.

Duration: 00:05:33


Climate Cast: Capitol Hill report with Jason Samenow

3/29/2017
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Washington Post weather editor Jason Samenow joined MPR's chief meteorologist Paul Huttner to discuss what's going on in Washington D.C.

Duration: 00:12:36


Climate Cast: Climate opinion in the U.S.

3/29/2017
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Studies show more people accept climate change in the U.S. than they did before. How do the numbers break down for Minnesota? Do people have an "optimism bias," that climate change will harm others, but not affect them? MPR's chief meteorologist Paul Huttner discussed climate opinion with Anthony Leiserowitz, the director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.

Duration: 00:25:12


Climate Cast: A climate scientist's take on 'Russiagate'

3/27/2017
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Paul Huttner asks prominant Penn State climatologist Michael Mann why he tweeted this week about a "oil connection" to the FBI investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Donald Trump campaign. Mann says having a former energy company CEO as secretary of state raises suspicion about the Trump administration's energy policy in the U.S., Ukraine and around the globe.

Duration: 00:09:50


Climate Cast: Scientists concerned about winter's high temperatures

3/20/2017
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Extreme warmth in the Arctic is stunning many climate scientists. MPR's chief meteorologist Paul Huttner talked about the unnaturally warm temps with Washington Post's weather editor Jason Samenow and Mark Serreze from the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Duration: 00:09:03


Climate Cast: CO2 is driving climate changes

3/17/2017
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The head of the EPA, Scott Pruitt, said it's difficult to tell how much carbon dioxide (CO2) is contributing to global warming during a CNBC interview. However, scientists have long believed that the release of CO2 into the air through human activities is a primary cause of global warming. MPR's chief meteorologist Paul Huttner spoke to University of St. Thomas professor John Abraham about the rises in CO2 in the atmosphere and what that means.

Duration: 00:10:03


Climate Cast: Scientists concerned about winter's high temperatures

3/16/2017
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Extreme warmth in the Arctic is stunning many climate scientists. MPR's chief meteorologist Paul Huttner talked about the unnaturally warm temps with Washington Post's weather editor Jason Samenow and Mark Suarez from the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Duration: 00:09:03


Climate Cast: Proposed cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

3/16/2017
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The Trump administration is looking to cut funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. MPR's chief meteorologist Paul Huttner spoke with Washington Post's weather editor Jason Samenow and Rear Admiral David Titely, former naval officer with a Ph.D. in Meteorology, about the practical impacts of these cuts.

Duration: 00:08:57


Climate Cast: Chicago's snow drought and warm winter records

3/16/2017
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Chicago went through January and February with very little snow and Minnesota saw the warmest February on record. MPR's chief meteorologist Paul Huttner talked about these warm weather trends with All Things Considered host Tom Crann.

Duration: 00:03:55


Climate Cast: Wind turbines create economic and environmental opportunities

2/9/2017
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MPR News chief meteorologist Paul Huttner spoke to guests about the growth of clean energy jobs and what it means for the climate and our economy.

Duration: 00:50:16


Climate Cast: Who is Scott Pruitt, Trump's pick to lead the EPA?

1/19/2017
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Oklahoma's Attorney General has questions about climate change and the EPA. What does that mean for our climate future?

Duration: 00:14:55


Climate Cast: Can scientists predict the effects of climate change?

1/12/2017
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Rex Tillerson has his doubts that scientists can measure our impact on the atmosphere. MPR's chief meteorologist Paul Huttner discussed this with the Washington Post's deputy weather editor, Angela Fritz.

Duration: 00:22:41


Climate Cast: Renewable energy under Trump

1/5/2017
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Are wind turbines and other renewable energy resources under attack? Maybe not, said Harvard's Jody Freeman.

Duration: 00:12:46


Climate Cast: What were the biggest climate events this year in Minnesota?

12/22/2016
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MPR Chief Meteorologist, Paul Huttner spoke to MN Department of Natural Resources State Climatologist, Pete Boulay about this year's biggest climate events

Duration: 00:13:58


Climate Cast: China, climate and Trump

12/15/2016
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President-elect Donald Trump's thoughts on climate change aren't clear, neither is America's future as a climate change leader. MPR News chief meteorologist Paul Huttner discussed this with Andrew Light, a senior fellow on the climate change program at the World Resources Institute and a professor of philosophy and public policy at George Mason University.

Duration: 00:15:18


Climate Cast: How is global warming effecting the Arctic food chain?

12/8/2016
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Rising sea temperatures impact the algae populations in the Arctic, which, in turn, impact large animals who feed on the algae.

Duration: 00:14:29


Climate Cast: A poet's response to climate change

12/1/2016
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Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, a poet and climate advocate from the Marshall Islands, uses her writing to educate others about the threats facing her home.

Duration: 00:14:30

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