In an episode of the science-focused documentary show Nova, longtime meteorologist, one-time climate skeptic, and friend of republicEn.org Paul Douglas talks about his “weaving faith and science together into a narrative that tries to frame climate change and renewable energy into a story that appeals to people’s hearts, as well as their heads.” Check out a sneak peak of Nova: Decoding the Weather Machine:
“We’ve always had crazy weather, but in recent decades the extremes have been trending even more extreme,” Douglas said in a recent interview. “It was the increasingly erratic, jaw-dropping weather that tipped me off that climate change had gone from theory to reality.” While the focus of the show is on exploring the intricacies of the science, according to Douglas, “you can’t club people over the head with science. Many people respond to science alone but some conservatives view climate change as a proxy for Big Government and more regulation.” When speaking to conservatives in the Midwest region where he lives, he tries to “stress a market-based approach, and point out that solving climate change will not only mean healthier communities and a better future for our kids, but more good-paying jobs and a healthier economy, if we do this right.”
The episode airs April 18th on PBS.