Climate Cast

Minnesota Public Radio News Chief Meteorologist Paul Huttner discusses the latest research on our changing climate.

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Hydrogen power, modular nuclear and the other technology Xcel Energy has its eyes on

Xcel Energy says it should have no problem reaching its goal to cut carbon by 80 percent by 2030. It's that last 20 percent that will require some still-nascent technology.



Does climate change make predicting the weather more difficult?

MPR News is answering your climate change questions, and Climate Cast is helping out. Mary Dow-Bunnell asks: How is climate change affecting meteorologists' ability to accurately predict the weather?




How bad will this winter be in Minnesota? Could go either way

Farmers' Almanac is predicting one heck of a winter. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is putting out a neutral forecast. And then there's that blob in the Pacific Ocean that coul...


 2019-09-12  4m

Hurricane Dorian's wrath is linked to climate change

Hurricane Dorian parked itself over the Bahamas for three days, causing massive flooding and wind damage. It turns out atmospheric conditions linked to climate change are causing more and more hurr...


 2019-09-06  4m

Carbon offsets 101: How they work and how to get the biggest bang for your buck

You can pay to offset your carbon emissions. But how do carbon offsets work? And how do you know they're offsetting your carbon emissions?


 2019-08-30  6m

 2019-08-29  4m

Chemical fingerprints point to fracking as culprit behind new methane emissions

Scientists have been debating what's behind a recent spike in methane emissions. A new study ties the spike to shale gas emitted through fracking, and sounds the alarm for reducing natural gas use.


 2019-08-22  5m

The promise -- and perceived peril -- of bringing green amenities to low-income communities

The Minneapolis Foundation has awarded its first round of grants to involve low-income, diverse communities in climate change initiatives. One would bring electric cars and charging stations to low...


 2019-08-08  4m

Former Vice President Al Gore talks climate change solutions in the Twin Cities

MPR News chief meteorologist and Climate Cast host Paul Huttner sits down with Former Vice President Al Gore at his Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Minneapolis.


 2019-08-03  14m