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Blue Dot: The Jet Stream and climate change: a conversation with UK scientist Tim Woollings

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Host Dave Schlom visits with Oxford University climate scientist Tim Woollings about his book, Jet Stream: a Journey through our Changing Climate. The jet stream is one of the most important drivers of weather around the planet and still a source of mysteries. Woollings unpacks the history of our understanding of these high altitude rivers of air and loos at how our changing climate is affecting their patterns which can cause droughts, severe storms and flooding in atmospheric river events.

Dave Schlom is the longtime host and creator of Blue Dot. From surfing to Voyager in interstellar space, rock guitar to orcas in our imperiled oceans, the topics on Blue Dot are as varied as the host’s interests and connections -- which are pretty limitless! An internationally respected space history journalist, Dave is also deeply fascinated by all aspects of the grand workings of nature’s awesome machinery on scales ranging from galactic to subatomic. And topics take in all aspects of the arts and sciences.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.