Global warming -- from cars to hurricanes 2007 was the year that climate change became an urgent social and political issue. Midmorning revisits two conversations about how society and our environment are responding to global warming.9:06 a.m.
Vijay Vaitheeswaran: Co-author of "Zoom: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future." He is also former correspondent for The Economist, and an MIT-trained engineer.
Kerry Emanuel: Professor of atmospheric science at MIT. He's the author of the new book, "What We Know About Climate Change" and "Divine Wind: The History and Science of Hurricanes."
Homonyms, homographs, and the confusing world of words Midmorning's word expert Anatoly Liberman returns to discuss words that look alike and sound alike, but may have different meanings. He'll also try to tackle the origins of Merriam-Webster's word of the year, w00t.10:06 a.m.
Anatoly Liberman: Professor in the Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of "Word Origins and How We Know Them: Etymology for Everyone."