EarthSky 22: Is climate change real?

Gavin Schmidt of the blog RealClimate answers two questions. Is climate change real? Are we causing it? On your 22 minutes of science and music.

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

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

News of the Week:

A “lost world” is discovered near the deep-sea hydrothermal vents of Antarctica’s Southern Ocean

Close-up of new ‘Yeti crab’ species. Image credit: NERC ChEsSo Consortium.

Earth closest to the sun on January 5 at 1 Universal Time.

Weather models predict changes in U.S. weather, including increased snowfall, in coming weeks.

NASA’s two GRAIL spacecraft have entered orbit around the moon.

This week’s lineup:

EarthSky 2011 Science Communicator of the Year Jorge speaks with climate scientist Dr. Gavin Schmidt of the website RealClimate, selected by EarthSky’s 1,000+ science advisors as the 2011 Science Communicator of the Year. They talk about climate change and the importance of communicating science to the public in 2012.

Why are the stars so bright right now? Skywatching expert Deborah Byrd talks with Jorge Salazar about our ever-changing vantage point in space.

Image Credit: Christopher Dick

This week’s musical contributors:

Melogrand

The Black and White Years

One Hundred Flowers

Sleep Good

Ocote Soul Sounds

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