For this installment, I asked a previous guest at the University of Leicester to come back on and talk more about the programming tools he uses, and ways he uses them for his analysis of satellite data to track climate change.

There are parts of this episode that get a bit technical, even with that fair warning, I encourage the less technical of my listeners out there to give it a go. Because through this step by step walkthrough of how Dr. Balzter does his work, you’ll get a front-row seat to some really amazing things that are being done to better understand climate change’s effects, and what steps are being taken to combat it.

And, well, if this technical portion proves to be maddening, skip past a bit because Dr. Balzter, Director of the Centre for Landscape and Climate Research at the University of Leicester, brings me out of the technical forest and ends the chat talking about some of the most beautiful areas to view from the heavens above.

He even goes into where he enjoys watching the weather, with some great stories along the way.