EarthSky 22: Weather extremes on the rise

Jorge talks to an expert about extreme weather events. Song of the week is All in Love by Monahans. Plus more on your 22 minutes of science and music.

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

ES 22 Producers: Deborah Byrd, Ryan Britton, Emily Howard

Science News of the Week:

A record-breaking dive into the deepest known point of the ocean

Tornadoes on the sun several times as wide as the Earth

Credit: Xing Li, Huw Morgan, Drew Leonard - Solar Dynamic Observatory

Earth usually has more than one moon

Rocky planets very common in habitable zones around faint red stars, say astronomers

Bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico’s Barataria Bay are showing signs of severe ill health, possibly due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Memories really do reside in specific brain cells

The decade 2001-2010 was the warmest since records began in 1850

Song of the Week:

“All in Love” by Monahans

This Week’s Featured Stories:

Climate Extremes Jorge speaks ecologist Chris Field about the most recent IPCC report about climate change and extreme weather events.

Billions of habitable planets? Jorge speaks with Dr. Stephane Udry about observing planets around red dwarf stars and the search for life beyond Earth.

Image Credit: ESO/L. Calçada

Global Night Sky Jorge speaks Deborah Byrd about the Fermi Bubbles. And, man, are they strange!

Thanks for listening in. We’ll catch ya next week!

This week’s musical contributors:

Monahans

Mother Falcon

Sleep Good

The Black and White Years

One Hundred Flowers

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