Episode 116

If you’re not from California, what is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of its weather? Severe droughts?  Constant wildfires? 75 and sunny every single day? In any given year, those could all be correct! But what about over the past 30 years to create a climate normal? That’s where our guest today comes in… Dr. Daniel Swain is a climate scientist at UCLA and he’s been researching California’s weather patterns and finding the connections with our changing climate. From atmospheric rivers of moisture to raging wildfires, we’ll discuss why California and the West are so susceptible to these phenomena, and we’ll reveal the challenges that can come from studying these diverse, beautiful landscapes.