Sean Sublette

Today on This Green Earth:

Sean Sublette from Climate Central is talking about last week’s record-breaking cold temps in the Midwest and Southern U.S.

Sublette will have answers about what role the jet stream played in this event, and the influences a warming planet can have on the jet stream.

Sublette also lets us know if we should expect more cold snaps like this, even as the planet warms.

On this episode of This Green Earth  host Chris Cherniak heats things up talking about fire and ice. The west coast fires are consuming record amounts of land, property and lives in California and Oregon, while Arctic Sea Ice is at it's near-record minimum this week.  Sean Sublette with the research group Climate Central will explain how current weather conditions are "fueling" fires up and down the coast and how longer-term climate change is influencing the size, intensity and duration of the fire season. 

NOAA calculations released last week project that the year 2020 is currently on pace to be the second-hottest year on the planet since formal record keeping was established in 1880.  In addition, NOAA states that there is a 35% chance that 2020 will surpass the hottest year on record, which was 2016.  Sean Sublette, a meteorologist with Climate Central out of Princeton, New Jersey joins Chris and Nell this week on This Green Earth.