On this week's Climate Cast, Kerri speaks to MPR News Meteorologist Paul Huttner and University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the jet stream and how it could be affected by our changing climate.
This has been an upside-down extreme winter across the globe, Huttner says. While Minnesota faces the coldest winter in 32 years, Alaska is seeing one of its warmest on record. As California struggles through an extreme drought, Britain is being hit by intense flooding.
The whole jet stream has been stuck in place all winter, Huttner says, and as climatologists start to see more such patterns, they are trying to link it to climate change.
Kerri also touches on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's speech on climate change from Jakarta, Indonesia, Feb. 16.