Sandy 5th anniversary – It’s been five years since Superstorm Sandy struck New England. This hurricane season — which set a record for the most consecutive hurricanes (10), including Harvery, Irma, and Maria — threatens to make that unprecedented storm seem run of the mill. While the science linking climate change and hurricane activity continues to evolve, one scientist says we have more than enough information to warrant action. (Guest: Kerry Emanuel, MIT)

EPA anti-science – Natural disasters have dominated the headlines this fall. Scientists say climate change is a factor in both bigger wildfires and more intense hurricanes. But, the EPA has scrubbed climate change language from its website and barred agency scientists from speaking at a recent conference in Rhode Island. EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has also advocated for military-style red team-blue team debates of climate science. (Guest: Lisa Friedman, NY Times)

Wildfires and climate – Wildfires are nothing new, but a complex combination of climate change, forest management practices, and development patterns are making them bigger and more damaging. (Guest: Edward Struzik, author Fire storm: How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future)

Smart camouflage – Cephalopods, like octopus and squid, are the natural world’s masters of camouflage. They can change not only the color, but also the texture, of their skin to blend in or stand out, as the situation demands. Now, engineers have created a programmable, shape-shifting material based on octopus skin. (Guest: Roger Hanlon, MBL)