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.

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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 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?

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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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Who Should Pay To Fix Climate Change?

The majority of greenhouse gas emissions are now coming from large developing countries.

Who Should Pay To Fix Climate Change?

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Beef Is Bad For The Climate. Can We Make It Better?

What can we actually do to make beef less bad for the environment?

Beef Is Bad For The Climate. Can We Make It Better?

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What If We Burned All The World's Fossil Fuels?

We have enough fossil fuels to make Earth intolerable so we must not burn them all.

What If We Burned All The World's Fossil Fuels?

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Why Don’t We Hear About the Ozone Hole Anymore?

Can we learn anything from almost fixing the hole in the ozone layer that will help us?

Why Don’t We Hear About the Ozone Hole Anymore?

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Would Your Neighbors Save You From a Flooding Home?

Building stronger relationships might be one of the best ways to prepare for a flood.

Would Your Neighbors Save You From a Flooding Home?

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What the Cutest Animal Can Teach Us About Saving Ourselves

What can the adorable pika teach humans about adapting to global warming?

What the Cutest Animal Can Teach Us About Saving Ourselves

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What Can You Actually Do About Climate Change?

What can you do to make a meaningful difference in decreasing the carbon footprint?

What Can You Actually Do About Climate Change?