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The Climate Pod

Aug 4, 2021

Extreme weather events have devastated communities across the globe in 2021. Wildfires, floods, and heatwaves have been made worse by human-caused climate change, just as climate scientists have warned us about for decades. This week, we talk to Dr. Andrew Dessler, one of those climate scientists who has been heeding those warnings and communicating the science and policy needed to address the climate crisis. He discusses both the extreme weather he and many others have predicted for decades and things he's seen in 2021 that he didn't expect.

Dr. Dessler is the Reta A. Haynes Chair in Geosciences at Texas A&M University. He worked as the Senior Policy Analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under President Bill Clinton. He’s written books about both the science and the politics behind global warming.

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