Season 1: We’ve Ignored Climate Change For More Than a Century

Hot Mess is a PBS Digital Studios show about how climate change impacts all of us, and about how we can create a better future for our planet and ourselves. Our hosts are Miriam Nielsen, Talia Buford, and Joe Hanson, from It's Okay to Be Smart.

Video thumbnail: Hot Mess The Rise of Climate Fiction feat. Lindsay Ellis & Amy Brady

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The Rise of Climate Fiction feat. Lindsay Ellis & Amy Brady

Does Climate Fiction actually change people’s perceptions of climate change?

The Rise of Climate Fiction feat. Lindsay Ellis & Amy Brady

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Climate Change is Too Big for our Brains feat. Mike Rugnetta

What can circles and squares from a 19th century novella tell us about Climate Change?

Climate Change is Too Big for our Brains feat. Mike Rugnetta

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What’s The Best Car For The Climate?

Say you’re looking to buy a car. How do you pick the best car for the planet?

What’s The Best Car For The Climate?

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How to Talk About Climate Change

Talking about climate change is hard. Not talking about climate change is easy.

How to Talk About Climate Change

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How To Suck Carbon Dioxide Out of the Sky

For eons, life survived on Earth because natural processes kept CO2 levels within limits.

How To Suck Carbon Dioxide Out of the Sky

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Will Big Oil Have To Pay Up Like Big Tobacco?

Fossil fuel companies are being taken to court just like tobacco companies were.

Will Big Oil Have To Pay Up Like Big Tobacco?

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How A Sticker Kept 3 Billion Tons of CO2 Out of The Air

Energy efficiency standards have quietly helped people save money – and the planet.

How A Sticker Kept 3 Billion Tons of CO2 Out of The Air

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Can Farms and Forests Coexist?

Figuring out how to farm with trees could help us fight climate change.

Can Farms and Forests Coexist?

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How Much Energy Does the Internet Use?

3.6 billion people surf the web. How much energy does that use?

How Much Energy Does the Internet Use?

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What Indigenous Communities Teach Us About Climate Change

Knowledge from indigenous cultures could help us understand how the climate is changing.

What Indigenous Communities Teach Us About Climate Change

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What if Carbon Emissions Stopped Tomorrow?

If we kicked our carbon addiction tomorrow, what would that mean for global warming?

What if Carbon Emissions Stopped Tomorrow?

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Could climate change make you allergic to meat?

Disease carrying critters now have more space and time to take a bite out of you and me.

Could climate change make you allergic to meat?

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What's actually the worst greenhouse gas?

Which of the many greenhouse gases are heating Earth the most?

What's actually the worst greenhouse gas?

Video thumbnail: Hot Mess Climate change will push millions out. Where will they go?

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Climate change will push millions out. Where will they go?

Many need to leave their homes to escape climate impacted disasters. Where will they go?

Climate change will push millions out. Where will they go?

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Why Are Hurricanes Getting Stronger?

Lets look at how a warming planet and warming oceans amplify our worst storms.

Why Are Hurricanes Getting Stronger?

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Could Space Mirrors Cool The Globe?

What if we could reflect some of the sun’s energy with space mirrors!?

Could Space Mirrors Cool The Globe?

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