Episode 119: Climate Change
What changes might our planet witness in the next century? Image courtesy of Flickr user Flying Singer.
One of this century's great challenges will be mitigating the effects of our steadily warming planet. In today's episode we explore the consequences of our changing climate. First, we visit Chad and Bangladesh: two areas suffering extreme drought and extreme flooding, respectively. And next, our executive producer Jennifer Dionisio speaks with atmospheric chemist Susan Solomon, a key member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, about what the world's population might face in the future.
00:00 Opening Credits
01:11 Extreme Effects-Chad and Bangladesh
05:13 Interview with Susan Solomon
12:24 Closing Credits
Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Additional music from Music Alley and Magnatune. Additional music includes "Violino," by Marco Esu, and "Medley of Scots Tunes," by Rachel Barton Pine, violinist. Sound effects courtesy of freesound.org users: RHumphries and Jambozal.