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The Climate Pod

Apr 13, 2022

As a warming planet makes extreme weather worse, some communities are more vulnerable and less capable to react than others to hurricanes, heat waves, floods, fires, and more. Dr. Marshall Shepherd describes this as the "Extreme Weather Gap", and he joined The Climate Pod to discuss the systemic inequities that have led to the disproportionate impacts of climate-worsened weather. Dr. Shepherd also discusses his incredible career, why the murder of George Floyd motivated him to write a book on justice, and the work he and his colleagues are doing to help cities adapt to the effects of urban heat islands.

Dr. Marshall Shepherd is the Director of the University of Georgia’s Atmospheric Sciences program, where he is also the Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences. He previously held the position of President of the American Meteorological Society. 

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