The man who predicted climate change

climate change drought
After years of very little rainfall, the lagoon sits dry and cracked in Suesca, Colombia, Feb. 17, 2021. Fernando Vergara / Associated Press
climate change drought
After years of very little rainfall, the lagoon sits dry and cracked in Suesca, Colombia, Feb. 17, 2021. Fernando Vergara / Associated Press

The man who predicted climate change

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Often, in our weekly climate conversations, we’re looking toward our planet’s future.

But this week we explored a bit of climate science history by talking about an amateur meteorologist you might not have heard of: Guy Callendar.

Professor Sylvia Dee, a climate scientist at Rice University, explains why Callendar is so important.

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See ongoing stories from WBEZ and the Local Media Association, and listen to interviews with experts about climate change topics in our region.