Albert and Erik take the slow ride to Hunter Mountain Ski Resort in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. They talk to resort CEO, Russ about the impact of shorter ski seasons on his business, and former lift engineer Scott about the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irene in his nearby town of Hensonville. Along the way, Erik answers the burning question–Why are we talking about Hurricane Irene?
In this episode we take a swim in the Rondout Creek in Rosendale, NY and hear from Catherine about how Hurricane Irene and flooding from other recent storms impacted her family’s home.
In 2011, Taliaferro Farms was hit by a hurricane, a tropical storm, and a blizzard, all within a few months. In this episode, farm owner, Pete describes the experience and the impacts on his farm.
We roll into beautiful Kyserike, NY and talk with James and Dolores. James and Dolores are vegetable farmers, and they’ve noticed a lot of changes in the weather over the last 70 years of living in the area.
Albert and Erik visit the Tuthilltown Distillery in Gardiner, NY, the state’s first distillery since prohibition. As well as sampling some of their fine spirits (and being gifted a bottle!), the boys talk to Tourmaster, Cordell about climate change and the Hudson Valley.