Big Picture Science - Weather Vain
ENCORE: Everyone talks about the weather but no one does anything about it. Not that they haven’t tried. History is replete with attempts to control the weather, but we’d settle for an accurate seven-day forecast.
Find out how sophisticated technology might improve accuracy, including predicting the behavior of severe storms. Plus, the age when “weather forecast” was a laughable idea, but why 19th century rebel scientists pursued it anyway.
Also, a meteorologist who was falsely claimed to have “solved” the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle, and a climate scientist recounts the history of trying to control the weather, and the potential future of geoengineering.
- Cliff Mass – Professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington.
- Peter Moore – Author of “The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future.”
- Steven Miller – Meteorologist, Colorado State University Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere.
- Alan Robock – Meteorologist and climatologist, Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University, IPCC lead author.
This encore podcast was first released on 11/21/2016
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