The single most important reason people watch local TV news is to see the weather forecast. But when the subject of climate change comes up, most of us will experience it as weather. This program examines what the public is hearing from TV meteorologists and state climatologists in the Northwest and across the nation, and how these frontline players are reacting to the latest conclusions about climate change.
OPB's April Baer talks with Stephen Schneider, a climatologist at Stanford University about the difference between the meteorologists who keep us up to date on the forecast and the climatologists looking at the big picture.
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