(This is an update of a previous post that includes some new podcasts. So the end of the title was changed from “Podcast” to “Podcasts”. I will keep updating this page as new and better podcasts become available.) Are you hungry for a good podcast on climate change? I know I am. Unfortunately the pickings are slim. But I’m sure that will change in the coming years as climate change comes to dominate the nightly news. If you search iTunes or the web for “climate change podcast” a bunch of stuff comes up. Most of them aren’t very recent or Continue reading The Best Climate Change Podcasts
Not too long ago, just after the Paris COP21 climate meeting, I read two interesting articles that contradicted each other. The first said “COP21: Paris deal far too weak to prevent devastating climate change, academics warn.” The second was more optimistic, “Rapid switch to renewable energy can put Paris climate goals within reach.” “So which is it?”, I wondered. The first one discussed a letter sent by eleven supposedly prominent climate scientists to The Independent that warned that the climate deal reached at the COP21 gives “false hope” and will result in insufficient action being taken. A few choice quotes Continue reading The climate agreement, 2 degrees, and your children’s future
If you want to save money switch to LED lighting, insulate your home and buy energy-efficient appliances. If you want to keep carbon dioxide out of the air the single biggest thing you can do is switch to alternative energy for your home. That’s the “shocking truth”. Why shocking? Because you never hear just how important that is. No other single thing you do as an individual will have as big an impact on climate change. Getting your home powered by alternative energy may seem like a daunting task, but really it could be as easy as a quick phone call or website Continue reading The shocking truth about alternative energy!
Sylvia Earle I was recently listening to the ClimateOne podcast, one of the best podcasts about climate change out there. They were interviewing Dr. Sylvia Earle, a famous oceanographer and outspoken advocate for the world’s oceans, about the decline of the worlds oceans. She has been an oceanographer for some time, and is a pioneer in the field for women, and in general. She was formerly NOAA’s Chief Scientist, among many other accomplishments, and is a National Geographic Explorer in Residence. She’s very well spoken and really brings home the huge declines that have occurred in the world’s oceans due to human Continue reading Sylvia Earle, my new favorite scientist; and other tidbits
In the last post on extreme weather and flooding, we learned that human-caused climate change is driving the increase in big storms and flooding, not just in the U.S., but around the world. People are dying, and more lives and property are at increased risk. Some important questions we could ask, include (click to jump ahead)… What are the health risks from extreme precipitation and flooding? How can we prepare? What do we do if we get flooded? How do we keep it from getting worse? This blog post will answer these questions, but before we start, here’s a Continue reading How to prepare for flooding caused by climate change