• Feb 3, 2016 11:00 pm
  • 22:28 mins

Guest: Gillen D’Arcy Wood, PhD, Author of “Tambora: The Eruption that Changed the World”  These days, if a volcano erupts, the world knows about it instantly, thanks to Twitter and satellite communications. But before those things were around, a giant eruption could disrupt weather and climate patterns for years without people really understanding why.  That’s the story of Tambora, which erupted in 1815. Its eruption was 100 times the size of the eruption at Mt. St. Helens back in 1980.

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Brazil in Crisis

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Guest: Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center  Brazil is at the epicenter of the Zika virus epidemic that is now a global health crisis. Last week, Brazil’s health minister was quoted as saying the country was “badly losing” the battle against Zika.  Paulo Sotero says it’s just the latest in a line of leadership failures the country is suffering. The once rising economic power rising star is facing its second consecutive year of deep recession and a major corruption scandal implicating many of Brazil’s top officials and political parties. Now there’s the Zika virus stretching resources and discouraging people from visiting the country. And let’s not forget later this year, Brazil will host the Summer Olympics.

Guest: Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center  Brazil is at the epicenter of the Zika virus epidemic that is now a global health crisis. Last week, Brazil’s health minister was quoted as saying the country was “badly losing” the battle against Zika.  Paulo Sotero says it’s just the latest in a line of leadership failures the country is suffering. The once rising economic power rising star is facing its second consecutive year of deep recession and a major corruption scandal implicating many of Brazil’s top officials and political parties. Now there’s the Zika virus stretching resources and discouraging people from visiting the country. And let’s not forget later this year, Brazil will host the Summer Olympics.