Heat of the Moment an FP Studios podcast, in partnership with the Climate Investment Funds

Extreme Weather Resilience


How climate change is increasing the intensity of storms, and what the world can do to be more resilient.

All of the weather these days is forming in an atmosphere that humans have warmed on average by about 1 degree Celsius. It’s not that fossil fuel pollution is causing all the bad weather, but it does play an inextricable role. In this episode of Heat of the Moment, host John D. Sutter speaks with MIT professor Kerry Emanuel, a leading expert on hurricanes and climate change, about how the crisis has evolved.

Later in the episode, reporter Dhashen Moodley shares the story of how officials in Mozambique responded to extreme weather by fortifying key elements of their infrastructure to make their country more resilient.


About Heat of the Moment:  The climate change crisis can feel so formidable, so daunting, that instead of mobilizing people to action, it engenders paralysis. What could we mortals possibly do to prevent the calamity? A fair bit, it turns out. On Heat of the Moment, a 10-part podcast by FP Studios, in partnership with the Climate Investment Funds, we focus on ordinary people across the globe who have found ways to fight back.  Hosted by CNN contributor John D. Sutter, Heat of the Moment tells the stories of the people on the front lines of the fight against climate change.  See All Episodes

More Heat of the Moment episodes:

What Developing Countries Can Teach the World About Climate Resiliency

A look at what developing countries can demonstrate to the world about climate resiliency and the importance of community-based activism in implementing societal change.

Paris’s Promises and Glasgow’s Gut Check: Assessing the U.N. Climate Change Conference’s Impact

The second season looks back at the historic 2015 Paris Agreement and previews what to look forward to at this year’s U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.

Heat of the Moment Season Two - Coming Oct. 21

Stories from the front lines of the fight against climate change.

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