<em>Patt Morrison</em> is known for its innovative discussions of local politics and culture, as well as its presentation of the effects of national and world news on Southern California.
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Just Flew in From Antarctica and Boy, Are My Arms Tired!

During what has been a comparatively cold winter across the Northern Hemisphere there's been a lot of conflicting information about the pace, scope, and even existence of global warming. Critics of the global warming theory point to research that shows dramatic gains in the amount of sea ice seen this winter in both the North and South Poles, while climate scientists still say that glaciers at the Poles are melting at alarming rates. Patt checks in with an oceanographer and climate scientist who has just returned from surveying the ice, weather, and animal behavior patterns of Antarctica and delivers his findings to toasty Southern California.

* Doug Martinson, senior research scientist at Columbia University's Division of Ocean & Climate Physics; adjunct professor in Columbia's Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences