Extreme weather has been front and center this summer, from scorching high temperatures across the Southwest to raging wildfires that destroyed entire communities in Hawaii.
And it’s not just in the US – it was the Northern Hemisphere’s hottest summer in recorded history. According to an analysis, 4 out of 5 people worldwide felt the heat of climate change-induced warming this summer.
where do we go from here? How do we recover? Will our power grids continue to heat up in the future? In this special presentation, Scripps News examines not only how bad it’s gotten, but how to make things better.
We talk to Ali Zaidi, President Biden’s chief climate adviser, about how the administration wants to prepare communities for a future of more extreme weather.
“Climate is the root cause of the crisis,” Zaidi said. “We know what that is. If you put CO2 – carbon dioxide – into the atmosphere, if you increase the atmospheric concentration of CO2, you’re going to see more warming. You’re going to see more supercharged hurricanes. You’re going to have more severe “We’re going to see disasters. So we have to get to that root cause, and we’ll do that by using clean energy.”
And we join biologists and expert divers on an unprecedented mission to save corals off the Florida coast from the unimaginably high temperatures of the ocean.