Waking Up with Sam Harris #95 — What You Need to Know About Climate Change with Joseph Romm…


Date: September 06, 2017

01) Waking Up with Sam Harris #95 — What You Need to Know About Climate Change with Joseph Romm


“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Joseph Romm about how the climate is changing and how we know that human behavior is the primary cause. They discuss why small changes in temperature matter so much, the threats of sea-level rise and desertification, the best and worst case scenarios, the Paris Climate Agreement, the politics surrounding climate science, and many other topics.”

2 thoughts on “Waking Up with Sam Harris #95 — What You Need to Know About Climate Change with Joseph Romm…

  1. feinmann0

    Mention of Harvey, no mention of Irma, but plenty of talk about future storm surges inundating coastal cities and costing billions of dollars on the podcast (released 5 September).

    This from Bob Henson and Jeff Masters on Wunderground website today (8 September):

    Dangerous storm surge is expected across Miami, the Florida Keys, and the Everglades. Inundation of 5 – 10 feet above ground level is possible. The surge may be highly variable and quickly changing along and near Biscayne Bay in the Miami area.

    Dangerous storm surge is expected in the Naples and Marco Island areas, especially if Irma tracks on the west side of model forecasts. Surge may peak here during the southwesterly onshore winds after Irma has passed just to the north. Residents must heed all evacuation orders.

    Dangerous storm surge – potentially higher than the surge during Matthew – can be expected from northern Florida to southern South Carolina, especially along the Georgia coast. The concave coastline in this area tends to concentrate storm surge. The surge may be even higher in Georgia than in South Florida, even if Irma has weakened by the time it reaches Georgia. The surge may be similar in magnitude to what was observed last year in Hurricane Matthew.

    Time to wake up and smell the coffee Donald?

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