Episode Description

Meet biologists in Washington state exploring the surprising connection between sea otters and climate change; take a test drive in California with some new hydrogen-powered cars that only emit water vapor; and find out how scientists in Wisconsin are working to build a more resilient forest. Also, discover how some Galapagos penguins are surviving warmer temperatures.

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QUEST TV – Keeping it Cool: Sea Otters, New Cars and Old Forests 9 March,2016QUEST Staff
  • sflaniken

    Since water vapor is also a Greenhouse Gas, what do climate scientists have to say about hydrogen as a fuel? It’s water…and it’s lifetime in the atmosphere is short, but in this case, isn’t it also a pollutant? What’s the math about hydrogen car numbers and reduction of CO2? Maybe increased water vapor leading to increased heat and rain will erode enough rock that CO2 sequestration might be a bit faster? I’d be interested to know —



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