Climate Curious

From flooding to green schools to solar gardens to warming winters — climate change is a wide ranging topic and it can be tough to keep up with the latest news and science. That’s where we come in. Have a question about climate change? Big or small we want to hear them all! Submit your question here and stay tuned as we work to clear up climate confusion.

Climate Curious: How could the Line 3 oil pipeline affect our climate?
Minnesota regulators required a detailed analysis of emissions resulting from building the pipeline and burning the oil that it would carry over the next several decades.
Climate curious: Is 2030 the deadline for climate action?
We often hear that we have just over a decade to turn greenhouse gas emissions around and avoid the worst effects of climate change. What do scientists say about that?
Climate curious: What is THE most important thing a person can do to fight climate change?
With limited time and resources, individuals, companies and governments are searching for the actions that will make the biggest dent in the emissions contributing to climate change. But there is no silver bullet.
Climate curious: What's the difference between weather and climate?
"The two terms and their relationship to each other are often confused. We turned to Mark Seeley, a professor emeritus of climatology and meteorology at the University of Minnesota, to help us clear up any uncertainty. "
Climate curious: What are the best carbon-capturing trees to plant?
Our expert says: All trees are helpful in mitigating the effects of climate change, so it’s best to plant a variety to build resilience in your tree cover.
Climate Curious: Ask a climate expert
"As part of our Climate Curious project, MPR News asked listeners what they want to know about climate change. MPR News Chief Meteorologist Paul Huttner sat down with a climate reporter and a climate scientist to answer some of the questions listeners submitted."
Climate Curious: Does climate change make predicting the weather more difficult?
MPR News is answering your climate change questions, and Climate Cast is helping out. Mary Dow-Bunnell asks: How is climate change affecting meteorologists’ ability to accurately predict the weather?