Oct. 7, 2022

Bonus Edition – A Fact Check On Climate Change, Hurricanes and The Weather

Bonus Edition –  A Fact Check On Climate Change, Hurricanes and The Weather

As we assess the damage from Hurricane Ian, we take a deeper look in this episode at the storm and the impact of climate change on major weather events. 

Meteorologist Matthew Cappucci was on the front lines as Ian hit Florida and joined me for a fascinating conversation taking us inside a Category 4 hurricane. At one point, he was driving around in the eye of the storm and got two flat tires! He recounts that story and we talk about what he thinks viewers gain from reporters standing out in the middle of the hurricanes. 

Cappucci also takes us through the numbers on how much more accurate forecasts have gotten through the years. We also learn his big 3 lessons from Ian for anyone who is ever in the path of a hurricane and is not sure whether to evacuate.

The back half of the conversation is about all things climate change, weather and media coverage. Cappucci gives us an honest take on where science is actually at on climate change and the weather, what frustrates him about media (all or nothing) coverage of climate these days. He explains what weather events are actually being impacted by climate change and what is just weather being weather. 

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Mosheh Oinounou (@mosheh) is an Emmy and Murrow award-winning journalist. He has 20 years of experience at networks including Fox News, Bloomberg Television and CBS News, where he was the executive producer of the CBS Evening News and launched the network's 24 hour news channel. He founded the @mosheh Instagram news account in 2020 and the Mo News podcast and newsletter in 2022.

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