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Extreme Weather and Warming, Geothermal Power -- 2.13.11

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Country:UNITED STATES
State:New York
Published:4/23/2011 12:00:00 AM
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Extreme Weather and Warming, Geothermal Power -- 2.13.11 Wacky Weather: Record snowfalls, mudslides. Monster cyclones - there's no doubt the weather has been extreme so far this year. But is global warming to blame? Correspondent Lee Patrick Sullivan talks to three different climate scientists who give him their perspectives on whether climate change plays into the recent wacky weather, and if so, how? The Mix: Panelists Michio Kaku, a physicist at the City University of New York, Patrick Michaels, a climatologist at the Cato Institute and Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech, explore whether there's a link between climate change and this year's extreme weather. Plugged-In: We take a look at the fight on Capitol Hill over a bill to limit EPA regulations; The Obama administration's high-speed rail ambitions; and a disagreement over whether auto makers can produce 1 million electric vehicles by 2015. Energy Then: Happy Birthday, Tom! We celebrate Thomas Edison's birthday with a look back at how his work with electricity changed the world and the way we live. Hot Zone: On the Hot Zone this week. The Chevy Volt may attract eco-friendly buyers, but in at least one case it has some unwelcome fans: Rats. We tell you what happened when a rat apparently tried to take refuge in an EV motor during a snowstorm. Energy Next: The Obama Administration is putting money into a new drilling technique that could boost geothermal power to 10 percent of America's total portfolio. But it also could increase the risk of <b>...</b> From: energynownews Views: 14 0 ratings Time: 28:30 More in News & Politics READ MORE


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