Climate Change

Plants and Climate Change

Is climate change affecting how plants reproduce? That’s the question behind a project launching at San Diego State and 18 other California Universities. Here’s a look at the scientists taking part in this critical research to understand the relationship between what our local plants tell us about global issues.

SciTech Now Episode 521

In this episode of SciTech Now, studying brain patterns; the third space tourist; relationship between local plants and climate change; and the latest medical techniques to rescuing injured turtles.

Weather Pattern Predictions

Deep in space, eight satellites orbit the Earth as part of NASA’s cyclone global navigation system. NASA hopes the data from these satellites will help predict weather patterns and potentially save lives.

Earth’s Climate Swings

For years some scientists have hypothesized about the existence of the earth’s natural climate cycles. Now, some researchers believe there is physical evidence to support this. Dennis Kent, an expert in paleomagnetism, the study of magnetic fields in rocks, has co-authored a study that analyzes rocks to show how the earth’s climate is dictated by […]

SciTech Now 506

In this episode of SciTech Now, we look at a camouflaging Squid; research magnetic fields in rocks; go inside an operation for brain surgery; and predict weather patterns and disasters.

A Journey to The Arctic

Some say there’s no better place to understand the impact of climate change than Earth’s Northernmost region, The Arctic. Now a show called True North,  Launched by online news network The Young Turks takes viewers on a journey through this remote and rapidly changing region. Co-host of True North John Iadarola joins Hari Sreenivasan via […]

Bill Nye’s Warning for the Future of Our Planet

Bill Nye is an advocate for climate change awareness and evidence-based policy making. In this segment, Nye talks about a new documentary series that follows his fight for science as the solution to earth’s problems. This segment is part of an ongoing public media reporting initiative called Peril and Promise, telling the human stories and […]

SciTech Now Episode 437

In this episode of SciTech Now, we take a look at the data behind our changing climate; Don Melnik discusses the extinction of thousands of animals and plant species; we visit the Liberty Science Center; and how GPS and tracking technology is being used on birds.

The Data behind our changing climate

In this segment, we visit the University of the Incarnate Word in Alamo Heights, Texas, where assistant professor of Meteorology, Gerald Mulvey, introduces us to a variety of instruments used to survey the climate’s past and present.

Catastrophic coastal flooding

As ocean water warms and ice sheets around the world melt, climate change has caused ocean levels to rise. And almost everyone in the North Carolina coastal town of Swan Quarter can feel the effects. This segment is part of Peril and Promise, our ongoing series of reports on the human impact of, and solutions for, […]