Tag: weather

  • Despite extreme weather and surging activism, 2019 saw political paralysis on climate | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Despite extreme weather and surging activism, 2019 saw political paralysis on climate

    By almost any measure, 2019 was a year of especially sobering news on climate change, with grim warnings about what could happen in the future along with extreme weather events occurring now. The year also saw a global protest movement, initiated by young people, arise to try to tackle the problem. But as PBS NewsHour…

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  • Flying into hurricanes, scientists search for more certainty | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Flying into hurricanes, scientists search for more certainty

    How do meteorologists and scientists make predictions about the power and trajectory of a hurricane? Buckle up. PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins a crew of scientists who fly right into the eye of Hurricane Florence. TRANSCRIPT Judy Woodruff: Naturally, we and most news organizations are spending a lot of time this week trying…

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  • Stephen Hawking, space genes, acidic coral: this week in science | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Stephen Hawking, space genes, acidic coral: this week in science

    Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. Losing a physics superstar The groundbreaking theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking died this week. A man with a sharp mind and a biting wit, he was an inspiration to many scientists… and people in general. The story of how he…

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  • How do satellites track weather and climate change? | Miles O'Brien Productions

    How do satellites track weather and climate change?

    Recently, we have been following a lot of climate change related stories, from the unprecedented rainfall of Hurricane Harvey, to California’s devastating wildfires, to the record-setting cold of the bomb cyclone. WATCH: Miles, after surviving the bomb cyclone, ventures out into snowy Boston to figure out what happened and what can be done in the…

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