In western Germany this week, whole cities seem to be underwater after days of heavy rainfall filled rivers to capacity and quickly turned into flash flooding. As parts of Europe dig out of this latest weather disaster, the European Union this week revealed an ambitious climate change plan. William Brangham discusses the plan and its impact with NASA’s senior climate advisor Gavin Schmidt.
This short video clip from PBS (under 9 minutes) should be accessible to all. Kind of shocking when they say that parts of the Amazon Rain Forest are producing more carbon dioxide than they absorb!