Way Over Our Heads podcast: Brown Christmas for some? Explaining climate change, and the top MN weather events of 2019

Kenny Blumenfeld and Jim du Bois also discuss how difficult it is to explain climate change to the general public.
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In this week's episode of the Way Over Our Heads podcast, climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld and Jim du Bois celebrate the Winter Solstice on the banks of Minnehaha Creek and enjoy a holiday warm spell. 

They also look at the prospects for a brown Christmas in parts of Minnesota, the challenges in making climate change issues understandable to a non-scientific audience, and an opportunity to vote for the top 5 weather events of 2019.

The top 5 weather events are discuss in the final five minutes, starting at the 16:55 mark. 

Among the 16 options you can vote for include the latest first below zero reading in the Twin Cities (Jan. 19), the cold outbreak of Jan. 27-31, the "bomb" cyclone that hammered southeast Minnesota with snow, wind and cold Feb. 22-24, the record snow totals in February (39 inches in the Twin Cities), and the 115-degree heat index in the Twin Cities with severe storms on July 19.

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