world of weird things podcast: how does global warming make storms worse?

Are hurricanes and major storms getting more dangerous thanks to global warming or is that just what the news and pop culture tell us? The answer is a bit more complicated than you might think…

pacific typhoons 2018

According to numerous disaster movies, global warming should cause downright apocalyptic storms that will wipe out human civilization. The reality is a lot more subtle and often distorted by news coverage, and while it’s hard to say that tornados and hurricanes are getting stronger, there is evidence that climate change did alter how many storm systems behave, and on average, it wasn’t for the better…

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Articles covered or touched on in this episode…

Does Global Warming Make Tornadoes More Powerful?
Can We Really Re-Ice The Arctic?
Why Global Warming Is So Cold, Revisited
It’s Not The Warming That Kills You, It’s How Fast The Planet Warms
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How Greed And Corruption Blew Up South Korea’s Nuclear Industry
If You Want A Greener, Cleaner World, You’ll Need Nuclear Power

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And Now A Few (Uncensored) Words About Climate Change

Intro/outro by Absolute Valentine, courtesy of Lazerdiscs Records

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