Warm Regards

By Eric Holthaus

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Len Ingram
 Mar 28, 2019
This has become my favorite climate podcast.... eating up past episodes. It's positive on a topic that can easily become completely overwhelming... at the same time it takes it all seriously. Thanks to the producers/providers!

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Warm Regards is a podcast about the warming planet. The show is hosted by Jacquelyn Gill, a paleoecologist at the University of Maine, and Andy Revkin, a veteran journalist at ProPublica, with a rotating group of co-hosts including Ramesh Laungani, a biologist at Doane University; and Sarah Myhre, a climate scientist, scholar, and communicator. Produced by Eric Mack and Jessie-Ann Baines.

Episode Date
A Religious Response to Climate Change
00:42:38
Ramesh Laungani and Sarah Myhre cover the overlap of the climate and extinction crises before inviting on Rev. Susan Hendershot and Rev. Brian Sauder of Interfaith Power and Light for a discussion around climate action across beliefs and worldviews. Finally, in unexpected science Sarah shares new research on how children influence their parents' thoughts on climate. LINKS!! - Interfaith Power and Light: https://www.interfaithpowerandlight.org/ - https://www.interfaithpowerandlight.org/about/staff-and-board-of-directors/ The IPBES "extinction" report - https://www.ipbes.net/news/ipbes-global-assessment-summary-policymakers-pdf The study on parents, their children and climate: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0463-3 Don't forget to subscribe to Warm Regards on Medium - medium.com/@ourwarmregards/ on iTunes - itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/warm-…d1127571287?mt=2 Soundcloud - @warmregardspodcast Stitcher - www.stitcher.com/podcast/stephen-…cey/warm-regards Twitter - twitter.com/ourwarmregards and Facebook - www.facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast/ to keep up with all the news that, for now, is still changing faster than the climate.
May 29, 2019
The Dangers of Doing Science in the Field
00:49:38
In a very timely and poignant conversation, Jacquelyn Gill, co-host Sarah Myhre and geologist Jane Willenbring share their personal experiences of when they found themselves in uncomfortable and unsafe situations while doing research in the field. Follow Jane on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jkwillenbring An update on her story: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/04/boston-university-fires-geologist-who-sexually-harassed-women-antarctica Don't forget to subscribe to Warm Regards on Medium - medium.com/@ourwarmregards/ on iTunes - itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/warm-…d1127571287?mt=2 Soundcloud - @warmregardspodcast Stitcher - www.stitcher.com/podcast/stephen-…cey/warm-regards Twitter - twitter.com/ourwarmregards and Facebook - www.facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast/ to keep up with all the news that, for now, is still changing faster than the climate.
May 09, 2019
Is Climate Science Easier to Swallow as Science Fiction?
00:51:02
Jacquelyn Gill and Ramesh Laungani chat about the Green New Deal and bittersweet arrival (almost) of spring before welcoming journalist author and "culture doctor" Annalee Newitz on to talk about communicating climate science through science fiction. In Everyday Science, how climate change can make a butterfly's favorite snack toxic. - https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180403120004.htm Check out Dr. Newitz on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Annaleen Her podcast on Sci-fi: https://www.ouropinionsarecorrect.com/ And her writing: https://www.techsploitation.com/ Don't forget to subscribe to Warm Regards on Medium - medium.com/@ourwarmregards/ on iTunes - itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/warm-…d1127571287?mt=2 Soundcloud - @warmregardspodcast Stitcher - www.stitcher.com/podcast/stephen-…cey/warm-regards Twitter - twitter.com/ourwarmregards and Facebook - www.facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast/ to keep up with all the news that, for now, is still changing faster than the climate.
Apr 10, 2019
Empowering Women to Chill Out the Planet: Climate and Gender Equity with Dr. Katharine Wilkinson
00:53:47
Jacquelyn Gill introduces new rotating co-host Mary Annaïse Heglar and welcomes Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, VP of Communication and Engagement for Project Drawdown, for a chat about gender equality, climate change, remembering self-care for climate leaders and much more. In Everyday Science, the team discusses a new study about a potential critical role of clouds: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericmack/2019/02/25/we-could-be-on-the-verge-of-killing-off-clouds-and-returning-to-a-hothouse-earth/ Check out Dr. Wilkinson's TED talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/katharine_wilkinson_how_empowering_women_and_girls_can_help_stop_global_warming And more: https://www.drawdown.org/staff/katharine-wilkinson https://twitter.com/DrKWilkinson Subscribe to Mary's tweets and Medium writings: https://twitter.com/MaryHeglar https://medium.com/@maryheglar Don't forget to subscribe to Warm Regards on Medium - medium.com/@ourwarmregards/ on iTunes - itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/warm-…d1127571287?mt=2 Soundcloud - @warmregardspodcast Stitcher - www.stitcher.com/podcast/stephen-…cey/warm-regards Twitter - twitter.com/ourwarmregards and Facebook - www.facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast/ to keep up with all the news that, for now, is still changing faster than the climate.
Mar 25, 2019
Can we fix it? A serious look at where geoengineering stands
00:50:05
It's been an exceptionally long and harsh winter in North America and it has Jacquelyn thinking about what is and isn't in our control. On the topic of climate, such thoughts can lead to the controversial topic of geoengineering. Jacquelyn and Ramesh have a fascinating chat with Dr. Jane Flegal, Program Officer for Environment at The Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust, about the current state of geoengineering. Also, in unexpected science, Ramesh talks about new research involving cycles of CO2 levels in the ocean and coral reefs. Here's Dr. Flegal's geoengineering reading list: Jack Stilgoe’s book, Experiment Earth: https://www.amazon.com/Experiment-Earth-Responsible-innovation-geoengineering/dp/0415732379 Oliver Morton’s book, The Planet Remade: https://press.princeton.edu/titles/10657.html Stilgoe et al. on geoengineering and responsible innovation: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048733313000930 Flegal and Gupta on arguments for and geoengineering that depend on invoking the global poor as a rationale: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10784-017-9377-6 NAS reports on geoengineering or climate intervention: https://nas-sites.org/americasclimatechoices/other-reports-on-climate-change/climate-intervention-reports/ Jon Symons’s critique of the Oxford Principles: https://thebreakthrough.org/journal/no.-8-winter-2018/geoengineering-justice The Oxford Principles: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-012-0675-2 Clare Heyward and Steve Rayner on asymmetrical critique (often by social scientists) of geoengineering interventions vs. conventional climate interventions: http://geoengineering-governance-research.org/perch/resources/workingpaper7heywardrayneracuriousasymmetry.pdf Code of conduct for geoengineering by Prof. Anna-Maria Hubert: https://www.ucalgary.ca/grgproject/files/grgproject/revised-code-of-conduct-for-geoengineering-research-2017-hubert.pdf Don't forget to subscribe to Warm Regards on Medium - medium.com/@ourwarmregards/ on iTunes - itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/warm-…d1127571287?mt=2 Soundcloud - @warmregardspodcast Stitcher - www.stitcher.com/podcast/stephen-…cey/warm-regards Twitter - twitter.com/ourwarmregards and Facebook - www.facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast/ to keep up with all the news that, for now, is still changing faster than the climate.
Mar 13, 2019
Meet the youth pushing for a Green New Deal on the local level
00:40:36
Ramesh Laungani and guest co-host Joe Mascaro speak with young activists Olya Wright and Lily Gardner from iMatter Youth about their efforts to bring about real climate reform. It's a conversation that will leave you impressed, inspired and hopeful for the future. Also, Ramesh and Joe share some news about climate making bees leaner and data on what the public thinks about climate change. For more info, check out: www.imatteryouth.org/ www.sunrisemovement.org/ Here's the Fat Bees study: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180628105009.htm Don't forget to subscribe to Warm Regards on Medium - medium.com/@ourwarmregards/ on iTunes - itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/warm-…d1127571287?mt=2 Soundcloud - @warmregardspodcast Stitcher - www.stitcher.com/podcast/stephen-…cey/warm-regards Twitter - twitter.com/ourwarmregards and Facebook - www.facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast/ to keep up with all the news that, for now, is still changing faster than the climate.
Feb 14, 2019
What We Talk About When We Talk About Climate (and where and how we do it)
00:40:41
Co-hosts Jacquelyn Gill and Ramesh Laungani welcome scientist, columnist and author Dana Nuccitelli on to take a broad look at the media landscape when it comes to talking climate change. Also: trilobites, bears and berries, oh my! - https://www.sciencealert.com/we-now-know-what-killed-the-sea-life-in-the-world-s-deadliest-mass-extinction https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170823121333.htm More Dana on Yale Climate Connections - https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/author/dana/ The Guardian - https://www.theguardian.com/profile/dana-nuccitelli Skeptical Science pages - https://skepticalscience.com/posts.php?u=1683 Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists - https://thebulletin.org/biography/dana-nuccitelli/ His book - https://www.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOCorporate/product.aspx?pc=A4372C Don't forget to subscribe to Warm Regards on Medium - medium.com/@ourwarmregards/ on iTunes - itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/warm-…d1127571287?mt=2 Soundcloud - @warmregardspodcast Stitcher - www.stitcher.com/podcast/stephen-…cey/warm-regards Twitter - twitter.com/ourwarmregards and Facebook - www.facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast/ to keep up with all the news that, for now, is still changing faster than the climate.
Dec 17, 2018
Is Climate the Greatest Story Rarely Told?
00:44:10
Jacquelyn and Ramesh chat with Columbia University climate scientist and storyteller Kate Marvel about a fairy tale she wrote. Also, do Dragons like pizza? Check out "Slaying the Climate Dragon:" https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/hot-planet/slaying-the-climate-dragon/ or hear Kate read it on NPR: https://www.npr.org/2018/10/20/659122551/a-climate-scientist-on-slaying-the-climate-dragon More Kate: https://twitter.com/DrKateMarvel http://www.marvelclimate.com/ Don't forget to subscribe to Warm Regards on Medium - medium.com/@ourwarmregards/ on iTunes - itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/warm-…d1127571287?mt=2 Soundcloud - @warmregardspodcast Stitcher - www.stitcher.com/podcast/stephen-…cey/warm-regards Twitter - twitter.com/ourwarmregards and Facebook - www.facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast/ to keep up with all the news that, for now, is still changing faster than the climate.
Nov 29, 2018
The Surprising Truth About Environmentalists and Voting
00:49:33
Co-hosts Jacquelyn Gill and Ramesh Laungani talk to Nathaniel Stinnett of the Environmental Voter Project about the problems and the potential of environmentalists' track record on voting, and just in time for Election Day in the U.S. (Special thanks to Justin Schell for editing this episode!) Links!! - Washington Monthly -- "Planet Earth Gets A Ground Game" - https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/april-may-june-2018/planet-earth-gets-a-ground-game/ New York Times -- Visionaries: Taking On Climate Change https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/science/taking-on-climate-change.html EVP: https://www.environmentalvoter.org/leadership Stinnett on Twitter - https://twitter.com/NCStinn Don't forget to subscribe to Warm Regards on Medium - medium.com/@ourwarmregards/ on iTunes - itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/warm-…d1127571287?mt=2 Soundcloud - @warmregardspodcast Stitcher - www.stitcher.com/podcast/stephen-…cey/warm-regards Twitter - twitter.com/ourwarmregards and Facebook - www.facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast/ to keep up with all the news that, for now, is still changing faster than the climate.
Nov 02, 2018
How climate change is being confronted from space
00:45:49
Co-hosts Ramesh Laungani and Sarah Myhre chat with scientist turned satellite guru Joe Mascaro of Planet Labs about how cubesats and satellite constellations can change the way we understand and address climate change. Planet Labs: https://www.planet.com/ Joe: https://twitter.com/joe_mascaro Don't forget to subscribe to Warm Regards on Medium - medium.com/@ourwarmregards/ on iTunes - itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/warm-…d1127571287?mt=2 Soundcloud - @warmregardspodcast Stitcher - www.stitcher.com/podcast/stephen-…cey/warm-regards Twitter - twitter.com/ourwarmregards and Facebook - www.facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast/ to keep up with all the news that, for now, is still changing faster than the climate.
Oct 17, 2018
How Citizens Climate Lobby Creates Green Solutions From Red and Blue
00:57:40
Ramesh Laungani, Sarah Myhre and Andy Revkin chat about Carbon Fees and also talk to Steve Valk with Citizens' Climate Lobby about work across all aisles on climate solutions. More on the Washington State Carbon Fee: https://ballotpedia.org/Washington_Initiative_1631,_Carbon_Emissions_Fee_Measure_(2018) Steve and CCL: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/author/steve/ Don't forget to subscribe to Warm Regards on Medium - medium.com/@ourwarmregards/ on iTunes - itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/warm-…d1127571287?mt=2 Soundcloud - @warmregardspodcast Stitcher - www.stitcher.com/podcast/stephen-…cey/warm-regards Twitter - twitter.com/ourwarmregards and Facebook - www.facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast/ to keep up with all the news that, for now, is still changing faster than the climate.
Sep 12, 2018
Voices of the Future: Hope for Climate, Science and Climate Science
00:45:52
Co-hosts Jacquelyn Gill and Ramesh Laungani went to the Ecological Society of America meeting and spoke to scientists from around the world about climate, science and more. It's an episode filled with a surprising amount of hope for the future and a blast from the past for Choose Your Own Adventure fans. More on ESA - https://esa.org/neworleans/ The article Jacquelyn references at the beginning of the show: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/08/21/this-is-the-day-that-the-climate-change-fight-was-obviously-lost/ In case you don't know: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choose_Your_Own_Adventure Don't forget to subscribe to Warm Regards on Medium - medium.com/@ourwarmregards/ on iTunes - itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/warm-…d1127571287?mt=2 Soundcloud - @warmregardspodcast Stitcher - www.stitcher.com/podcast/stephen-…cey/warm-regards Twitter - twitter.com/ourwarmregards and Facebook - www.facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast/ to keep up with all the news that, for now, is still changing faster than the climate.
Sep 04, 2018
The Myth of the Earth Mama: The Hidden Clash Between Environmentalism and Feminism
01:01:32
Co-hosts Jacquelyn Gill and Sarah Myhre have an honest and sometimes hilarious conversation with Jennifer Bernstein of USC about the tension between the women's movement and the green movement. Also, Myhre breaks down some startling new research on our oceans. Key links: Bernstein's feature "On Mother Earth and Earth Mothers" - https://thebreakthrough.org/index.php/journal/past-issues/issue-7/on-mother-earth-and-earth-mothers That scary study on ocean chemistry: https://risweb.st-andrews.ac.uk/portal/en/researchoutput/constraining-the-evolution-of-neogene-ocean-carbonate-chemistry-using-the-boron-isotope-ph-proxy(13a35cd5-48fc-4c75-9b48-9c6fb7339f22).html More on the study in plain English: https://www.forbes.com/sites/priyashukla/2018/07/26/oceans-expected-to-become-more-acidic-than-theyve-been-in-14-million-years/ Bernstein's website: https://spatial.usc.edu/team-view/jennifer-m-bernstein/ Follow Bernstein: https://twitter.com/jenn_bernstein Don't forget to subscribe to Warm Regards on Medium - medium.com/@ourwarmregards/ on iTunes - itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/warm-…d1127571287?mt=2 Soundcloud - @warmregardspodcast Stitcher - www.stitcher.com/podcast/stephen-…cey/warm-regards Twitter - twitter.com/ourwarmregards and Facebook - www.facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast/ to keep up with all the news that, for now, is still changing faster than the climate.
Aug 14, 2018
Change in our oceans is a social problem, too.
00:51:35
Co-hosts Jacquelyn Gill and Ramesh Laungani speak to Melissa Watkinson, who researches the social and cultural dimensions of ocean acidification in the Pacific Northwest. Watkinson is a Citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and grew up in the Pacific Northwest where she considers the Salish Sea her home. Also, Jacquelyn shares the nasty truth about vanilla flavoring. Here's a study guide to go along with the show, courtesy of Melissa. - Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledges in Climate Change Initiatives: https://climatetkw.wordpress.com/ -Partnering with Indigenous Communities to Anticipate and Adapt to Ocean Change: https://wsg.washington.edu/partnering-with-indigenous-communities-to-anticipate-and-adapt-to-ocean-change/ Rising Voices - a collaboration among western and indigenous scientists for climate solutions: https://risingvoices.ucar.edu/ Don't forget to subscribe to Warm Regards on Medium - medium.com/@ourwarmregards/ on iTunes - itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/warm-…d1127571287?mt=2 Soundcloud - @warmregardspodcast Stitcher - www.stitcher.com/podcast/stephen-…cey/warm-regards Twitter - twitter.com/ourwarmregards and Facebook - www.facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast/ to keep up with all the news that, for now, is still changing faster than the climate.
Jul 23, 2018
This is Zero Hour: The Voices Behind the July 21 Youth Climate March
00:47:21
The Zero Hour movement is organizing a Youth Climate lobby day on July 19 and a march July 21 in Washington, D.C. to deliver a set of demands to lawmakers on Capitol Hill.  Zero Hour fundraising leader Madelaine Tew and logistics head Zanagee Artis spoke with hosts Jacquelyn Gill and Ramesh Laungani on the most recent episode of Warm Regards. More on the March and Zero Hour - http://thisiszerohour.org/ Correction Note: Misool Resort that Zanagee mentioned is in Indonesia and not Thailand. Also be sure to listen to the whole episode for Jacquelyn and Ramesh's takes on the surprise retirement announcement from Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and their favorite socks. Yes, socks, because we aren't so serious 100 percent of the time.  Don't forget to subscribe to Warm Regards on Medium - https://medium.com/@ourwarmregards/ on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/warm-regards/id1127571287?mt=2 Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/warmregardspodcast Stitcher - https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stephen-lacey/warm-regards Twitter - https://twitter.com/ourwarmregards and Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast/ to keep up with all the news that, for now, is still changing faster than the climate.
Jul 02, 2018
"Climate Change is a Pathway into Science": Introducing Ramesh Laungani
00:49:08
The Warm Regards team is thrilled to introduce Ramesh Laungani as a rotating co-host of the show, appearing alongside Jacquelyn, Andy (and others - stay tuned) every few episodes. In his introductory episode, Ramesh and Jacquelyn to discuss his biochar research, his work with students, and what it’s like being a climate change communicator in the Corn Belt. Links: Can Dirt Save the Earth": www.nytimes.com/2018/04/18/magazine/dirt-save-earth-carbon-farming-climate-change.html 1000 STEM Women: www.doane.edu/1000-stem-women-project Follow Ramesh on Twitter: twitter.com/DrRamBio Follow Warm Regards on Twitter: twitter.com/ourwarmregards
May 29, 2018
There is No Red and Blue America, Because There's Really Six Americas
00:43:46
We’ve all heard about red and blue states making up our politically polarized nation. But when it comes to climate change, there are more than just two Americas. In fact, Jennifer Marlon from the Yale Program on Climate Change (YPCCC) Communication says there’s actually six Americas. More details and a listening guide over at our Medium site - https://bit.ly/2Gvce1J
Apr 03, 2018
Diversity and climate with Kim Cobb
00:43:26
Host Andy Revkin chats with Georgia Tech's Kim Cobb about the importance of paleoclimate and what records of the earth and environment’s previous eons can tell us about where we are, where we’re headed and what can be done. Paleoclimate finally has a seat at the table in climate matters, which leads to a related discussion on the importance of diversity in the climate community. Find Kim on Twitter @CoralsnCaves https://twitter.com/coralsncaves Related links: http://pastglobalchanges.org -The chapter on Paleoclimate from the most recent IPCC report: https://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/ar4/wg1/en/ch6.html Links to Andy's anecdotes: Andy’s Anecdotes: Andy’s story on Lonnie Thompson and Mt. Kilimanjaro — http://www.nytimes.com/2001/02/19/world/a-message-in-eroding-glacial-ice-humans-are-turning-up-the-heat.html “Study Finds Storm Cycles Etched in Lake Beds — http://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/25/us/study-finds-storm-cycles-etched-in-lake-beds.html Visiting Sea Ice — http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/02/science/earth/02arct.html Response diversity —  https://www.slideshare.net/Revkin/response-diversity
Mar 07, 2018
Finding Shared Values - Katharine Hayhoe on Engaging with Climate Change Deniers
00:44:13
Renowned scientist and communicator Katharine Hayhoe joins Jacquelyn for an enlightening discussion on how best to communicate with climate deniers. Katharine shares concrete and insightful ideas on engaging with those who ignore, dismiss, or outright deny climate change. Follow Katharine on twitter at: https://twitter.com/KHayhoe Climate Voices: http://climatevoices.org/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi6RkdaEqgRVKi3AzidF4ow
Dec 19, 2017
#MeToo: The Harassment of Women Scientists Online - and Off.
00:46:08
Jacquelyn Gill and paleoclimatologist Dr. Sarah Myhre talk about the deep misogyny facing women scientists in online communities, and often in their places of work and study. Jacquelyn and Sarah don't hold back, delving into their own stories of harassment and sexism in science. Find Sarah on twitter at: twitter.com/SarahEMyhre Check out her website at: sarahmyhre.com/ Sarah's article on The Stranger: www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/11/17/25572044/the-culture-of-harassing-and-demeaning-women-scientists
Dec 07, 2017
Thanksgiving thoughts: Do you waste more or less food than most people?
00:53:07
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Jacquelyn Gill speaks with Victoria Ligon, an expert in food waste from the University of Arizona. If you think you hate wasting food more than most people, you might be surprised to hear what her years of studying the issue have taught her. The good news is she's also got plenty of tips to make sure your grocery bill doesn't go straight to the trash, for the big meal and beyond. https://cals.arizona.edu/fcs/grad/victoria_ligon
Nov 23, 2017
Talking to DOI Whistleblower Joel Clement
00:31:40
Andy Revkin is joined by Joel Clement, the Department of the Interior's whistleblower. Joel talks about his job at DOI, his resignation and "scathing letter", and his concern for Alaska's Indigenous communities. Find Joel on twitter at @jclement4maine Image courtesy of Tim Evanson: https://www.flickr.com/photos/timevanson/
Oct 27, 2017
"Still in Emergency Mode": Puerto Rico & The Caribbean Three Weeks Out from Maria
00:27:16
Eric Holthaus and Miami meteorologist John Morales hash out their thoughts on a relentless hurricane season, the desperate situation in Puerto Rico, and coastal flooding and “king tides” in Florida. Follow John Morales on twitter at twitter.com/JohnMoralesNBC6
Oct 12, 2017
Climate Change Got You Down? You Need to Hear This Now
00:43:06
Andrew Revkin and Jacquelyn Gill talk with Sara Moore about climate adaptation and staying hopeful in what feels like very troubling times. Sara Moore's story on climate despair: https://ensia.com/voices/climate-trauma/ More from Sara: http://pacificadaptation.blogspot.com
Oct 09, 2017
People Power: The Fight for Environmental Justice in the Age of Climate Change
00:55:32
In one of the most hopeful episodes yet, Jacquelyn and Eric are joined by Mustafa Santiago Ali, Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice, & Community Revitalization of the Hip Hop Caucus, (and formerly of the EPA) to discuss the roots of the environmental movement and its intersection with climate change. But first up - a primer from Eric on the effects of climate change on Hurricanes Harvey & Irma. Read Mustafa's letter to Scott Pruitt here: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09032017/epa-environmental-justice-mustafa-ali-flint-water-crisis-dakota-access-pipeline-trump-scott-pruitt Follow Mustafa on twitter @EJinAction and check out his work out at: HipHopCaucus.org, PeoplesClimateMusic.com, RespectMyVote.com, and follow @HipHopCaucus on everything.
Sep 14, 2017
Bonus Episode: Climate Change and the world of Game of Thrones
01:01:25
In this bonus episode of Warm Regards, Jacquelyn and Andy are joined by Kaustubh Thirumalai (paleoclimatologist and postdoctoral researcher at Brown University), Scott St. George (paleoclimatologist and Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Minnesota), and Michelle LaRue (ecologist at the University of Minnesota) to nerd out about all things Game of Thrones and climate change. Listen in as they discuss topics like the ecological effects of the wall, how seasons may work in Westeros, winter fashions, and who plays the role of scientists in the GoT world. Jacquelyn’s blog post can be found here: https://contemplativemammoth.com/2016/06/23/winter-is-coming-climate-change-and-biodiversity-beyond-the-wall/ Follow our guests online: Kau’s website (www.kaustubh.info/) and twitter (twitter.com/holy_kau) Michelle’s website (www.drmichellelarue.com)and twitter (twitter.com/drmichellelarue) Scott’s website (scottstgeorge.strikingly.com) and twitter (twitter.com/scottstgeorge) Do you want to support this podcast – while also earning money and helping the U.S. solar industry? Check out our sponsor, WunderCapital, which has developed an online platform to help individuals invest directly in solar projects and earn up to 8.5%. Set up an account: WunderCapital.com/warm. Thumbnail image courtesy of Tor-Sven Berge (https://www.flickr.com/photos/torsven/)
Sep 08, 2017
Hurricane Harvey and Houston's Four Feet of Rain - Don't Call it an Anomaly (w/ Marshall Shepherd)
00:26:11
In this quick response episode, former American Meteorological Society President Marshall Shepherd joins Eric Holthaus and Andy Revkin to talk about the ongoing tragedy in Texas, what the unprecedented storm means for the future and how we think about extreme weather. More from Marshall: https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/ Donate to Harvey relief and Google will match your donation: https://www.google.org/harvey-relief/
Aug 30, 2017
Stories from Shishmaref, Alaska's Climate Frontline
00:44:10
Jacquelyn, Eric and Andy speak with Esau Sinnok, a 19-year-old climate activist from Shishmaref, a village that has been dealing first-hand with the impacts of a changing climate for over a decade. https://www.aspenideas.org/speaker/esau-sinnok
Aug 21, 2017
There's No App for Climate Change: A Manifesto for Moving Forward
00:50:34
Jacquelyn Gill and Andy Revkin talk with Richard Heinberg of the Post Carbon Institute about the dangers of relying on technology to bail us out when it comes to climate change. We also hear the late Pete Seeger's thoughts on science. Links!: http://noapp4that.org/ More of Andy's conversation with Seeger on the Future and the Internet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTpkKt0B4SI&t=120s https://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/21/on-flu-strains-folkies-and-faith-in-science/?_r=0 Population scenarios: http://www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol28/39/28-39.pdf https://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/10/25/the-population-cluster-bomb/
Aug 04, 2017
Catching up on climate in the Trump Era and that overheated New York Magazine article
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After a hiatus of a few months, Eric Holthaus, Andrew Revkin and Jacquelyn Gill are back and ready to bring you up to speed on how they've witnessed the first six months of climate news under the Trump administration. The crew also makes a deep dive into a controversial article that went viral this month. Links worth clicking: Aspen Ideas Festival - https://www.aspenideas.org/session/carbon-dividends-consensus-climate-solution Reaction to the NY Mag article: https://climatefeedback.org/evaluation/scientists-explain-what-new-york-magazine-article-on-the-uninhabitable-earth-gets-wrong-david-wallace-wells/ The ‘Porn’ Factor in the Climate Fight: https://nyti.ms/2ux3eSR Climate Science Meets a Stubborn Obstacle: Students - Amy Harmon https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/04/us/education-climate-change-science-class-students.html Theme music by Kevin Hartnell @ kevinhartnell.com
Jul 21, 2017
Warm Regards Announcement
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Warm Regards is taking a hiatus until mid-summer. We're working on exciting new content and ideas for the show, and look forward to relaunching bigger and better! Continue to connect with us on social media: Facebook: facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast/ Show Twitter: twitter.com/ourwarmregards Eric's Twitter: twitter.com/EricHolthaus Andy's Twitter: twitter.com/Revkin Jacquelyn's Twitter: twitter.com/JacquelynGill
May 26, 2017
Talking mammoths, timescales, and rewilding with "Welcome to Pleistocene Park" writer Ross Andersen
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One of the most fascinating climate change stories of the year comes from Ross Anderson at The Atlantic. In "Welcome to Pleistocene Park", Ross writes about Pleistocene Park, a reserve in Siberia that aims to stave off climate change by attempting to recreate the conditions of the Pleistocene, turning the reserve into a grassland steppe ecosystem by importing large herbivores. The article also explores the possibilities of bringing back the woolly mammoth, specifically for a place like Pleistocene park. Read the full article at The Atlantic - https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/04/pleistocene-park/517779/ Ross Anderson joins hosts Jacquelyn Gill and Andy Revkin for a discussion on this compelling project and related issues like long timescales, our understanding of the anthropocene, the ethics of rewilding, and the culture of elephants. Check out the recommended reading list below: Pop-up forests: https://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/03/warming-arctic-tundra-producing-pop-up-forests/ Elephant memories: https://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/08/12/on-elephants-memories-human-forgetfulness-and-disaster/ Links to IIASA’s 2300 projections are here (with context on long time scales): https://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/14/three-long-views-of-life-with-rising-seas/ We've staved off next ice age (Jim Hansen in 03 and many others since): http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/11/science/when-will-the-next-ice-age-begin.html Jacquelyn's blog on mammoth cloning: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/cloning-woolly-mammoths-its-the-ecology-stupid/ Stephen Jay Gould's Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle: https://www.amazon.com/Times-Arrow-Cycle-Geological-Jerusalem-Harvard/dp/0674891996 -- Thumbnail image courtesy of Gregory "Slobirdr" Smith https://www.flickr.com/photos/slobirdr/ Do you want to support this podcast – while also earning money and helping the U.S. solar industry? Check out our sponsor, WunderCapital, which has developed an online platform to help individuals invest directly in solar projects and earn up to 8.5%. Set up an account: WunderCapital.com/warm.
Apr 10, 2017
Why more scientists are running for office
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In this week’s show, we’re talking about the growing movement to get more scientists to consider public office. Why do we need more scientists in office in the first place? Jacquelyn and Andy will talk with Shaughnessy Naughton, a chemist who ran for the House of Representatives in 2016. That experience inspired her to found 314 Action, an organization that helps scientists start campaigns. Jacquelyn will also talk about how she’s grappled with what it means to stand up for science in an era of alternative facts and outright attacks on America’s scientific infrastructure. For many in the scientific community, this is totally new territory. Learn more about 314 Action: http://www.314action.org/ Follow Shaughnessy on twitter: @VoteShaughnessy Want to support this podcast and the American solar industry at the same time? Visit our sponsor, Wunder Capital, and set up an account to invest directly in solar projects: WunderCapital.com/warm
Feb 21, 2017
Science in a ‘post-fact’ world
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We were expecting to take a longer break while preparing ourselves for 2017. But it’s clear we need to respond to the whirlwind first week of Donald Trump’s presidency –- specifically what it means for science and climate change. We’ll also spend some time on the emerging resistance movement in favor of science. In this week’s episode, we detail the different ways that the Trump Administration may be systematically undermining climate science. There are a lot of bad signs. But there’s still a lot we don’t know. We are now living in a country in which our head of state is clearly lying to us about even mundane things -- about things that can’t possibly have happened the way he says they did. How are we supposed to carry on as normal? This is the theme of today’s conversation. As normal, the episode features dialogue between Eric Holthaus, Jacquelyn Gill and Andy Revkin. Do you want to support this podcast – while also earning money and helping the U.S. solar industry? Check out our sponsor, WunderCapital, which has developed an online platform to help individuals invest directly in solar projects and earn up to 8.5%. Set up an account: WunderCapital.com/warm.
Feb 01, 2017
The year in review
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This episode will be the last in Season 1 of Warm Regards. We’ve had a tremendously positive response to the podcast so far from you, our listeners, and from the larger podcast community. We’re going to be back in action this spring. This week, we’re going to run down the four biggest climate stories of the year, as voted on by that ultimate arbiter of truth—Twitter. The stories include: Number 4: Coral bleaching. Number 3: Paris Accord becomes international law. Number 2: Earth’s warmest year. Number 1: Arctic sea ice continues to its spectacular decline. Joining Eric, Jacquelyn and Andy this week is Kim Kobb, a climate scientist at Georgia Tech who specializes in collecting and analyzing paleoclimate information from corals, caves, and the global water cycle. Warm Regards is supported by Arcadia Power, the first company to give you a clean energy choice on your monthly power bill. Arcadia's online platform provides clean energy options to homeowners and renters in all 50 states. Help to change the way America consumes energy: arcadiapower.com/warmregards.
Dec 14, 2016
On humanizing science
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This week, we’re talking with Dr. Jonathan Foley, executive director at the California Academy of Sciences. The California Academy bills itself as the greenest museum on the planet and one of the most future-focused scientific institutions in the world. He's the author of over 130 scientific articles and has had numerous accolades from the nation's most respected scientific institutions, not only for his global change research, but also his commitment to public outreach, including popular articles in National Geographic, The New York Times, and Scientific American. In this episode, we talk about the importance of museums and childlike wonder, Jonathan’s writing, tipping points, land use, eating habits, personal responsibility, and so much more. Thanks very much to our sponsor, Arcadia Power. Arcadia's online platform allows anyone who pays a power bill to subscribe to solar panels from projects across the country and get savings on their monthly bill. Learn more about Arcadia’s Community Solar and find out how much you can save at arcadiapower.com/solar Show links: Jonathan’s piece about his mother’s death: https://the-macroscope.org/science-a-deathbed-promise-and-a-mothers-gift-36cc36ca1a9c#.4q069ygx7 Jonathan’s TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_foley_the_other_inconvenient_truth Andy on the hashtag #iamascientistbecause http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/07/scientists-swarm-around-the-twitter-hashtag-iamascientistbecause/ About Andy’s move to ProPublica: https://www.propublica.org/atpropublica/item/andrew-revkin-to-join-propublica-as-senior-reporter-on-climate-change
Dec 04, 2016
Climate anxiety in the Trump era
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It’s been a long week and a half. We’re still processing everything that’s happening, just like all of you. We might never understand it, but it’s clear the consequences for the climate are immediate and have already begun. This week’s episode will be a little bit different. We’ve recorded three separate interviews with leaders on the environment, and asked them what they’re doing in response to the election results. We’ve also asked them what we can do. Our first interview is with Jeff Hayward, who is vice president of landscapes and livelihoods for the Rainforest Alliance. He spoke to us from Marrakech, Morocco where he is attending COP 22. Our second interview is with Katherine Crocker, an evolutionary ecologist at the University of Michigan and a member of the Kaw Nation. Days after the election, she travelled to support the water protectors of the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota. Read about her journey here: http://katherinecrocker.com/2016/11/09/going-to-north-dakota-stem-activism-part-ii-posted-before-part-i/ Our final interview is with Renee Lertzman, who works to understand the psychology of how we deal with environmental issues. Her words are especially useful in this time of shared anxiety and concern and uncertainty. Thanks to Arcadia Power for supporting the podcast. Arcadia’s game-changing technology is giving anyone that pays a power bill the ability to go solar and save. No need for a rooftop. Reduce your impact and save with Arcadia’s Community Solar: arcadiapower.com/solar
Nov 19, 2016
First thoughts on President-Elect Trump
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The climate stakes of last night's election are so huge as to be almost unfathomable. Hundreds of years, dozens of generations. We can't get around that fact. The future of humanity -- and all the species we share this planet with -- is much more murky now than it was 24 hours ago. That's not an exaggeration. This week, Eric, Jacquelyn and Andy are answering three questions: What changes on climate, now that Trump is President-Elect? How are people in the climate community responding? Where do we go from here, as a community, and as climate-focused individuals? Warm Regards is supported by Arcadia Power, the first company to give you a clean energy choice on your monthly power bill. Arcadia’s online platform provides clean energy options to homeowners and renters in all 50 states. Reduce your impact and get 4 free LED light bulbs sent to your door when you sign up: arcadiapower.com/warmregards.
Nov 09, 2016
Rise of the eco-right
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This week, we’re going to tackle what might be in store when it comes to climate after the election. Specifically, we’re going to examine the future of the Republican party – and sketch out a scenario that could lead to full-blown bipartisan climate policy in the near-term. Maybe. We recorded this episode November 1, exactly a week before the election. At this point, the race continues to tighten. Whether or not Trump becomes president, some factions of the Republican party are already gearing up to make sure future conservative presidential candidates aren’t so out of touch with their thinking on the world’s most important issue. Our special guest this week is squarely at the center of what the emerging Eco-Right. Alex Bozmoski is the director of strategy and operations for the Energy and Enterprise Initiative at George Mason University, also known as RepublicEn, where he’s helped lead an educational initiative to help motivate his fellow conservatives on climate change. His journey from climate denier and troll to clean energy campaigner could serve as an example, in a single person, of the future of the Republican Party. Links: Check out RepublicEn: http://www.republicen.org/ Eric’s New Yorker article quoting Alex: http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/how-the-reaction-to-trump-could-be-good-for-the-climate WA state carbon tax swap: https://ballotpedia.org/Washington_Carbon_Emission_Tax_and_Sales_Tax_Reduction,_Initiative_732_(2016) FL solar ballot initiative: https://ballotpedia.org/Florida_Solar_Energy_Subsidies_and_Personal_Solar_Use,_Amendment_1_(2016)
Nov 04, 2016
Years of Living Dangerously's co-creator on telling the 'biggest story out there'
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Television journalists don’t give much airtime to climate change. In all of 2015, American broadcast networks only collectively devoted 146 minutes to climate stories – a 5 percent drop from 2014. And that’s why David Gelber and Joel Bach decided to launch their own series on climate change. Gelber was a producer at 60 Minutes for 25 years. Bach worked at the news magazine for seven years. At the urging of Bach, the two started working on more climate-related stories. And it changed their careers. “The more we did, the more we sort of realized that this is absolutely is the biggest story out there – there’s just nothing that touches this,” said Gelber, in an interview on Warm Regards. They both started pushing for more climate stories. “We became kind of nags to our bosses,” said Gelber. When they both realized there was a limit to climate coverage, they assembled a group of producers and celebrities and set off on their own – creating “Years of Living Dangerously,” a gripping climate series that is now in its second season. “What’s different from [the stories] we did at 60 Minutes is that each of these correspondents – whether it’s Sigourney Weaver or Jack Black or Dave Letterman – the go on kind of a journey. And they learn things as they go,” said Gelber. In this week’s podcast, Gelber talks about the origin of the series and the difficulties in getting the audience to care about the “biggest story out there.” Warm Regards is supported by Arcadia Power, the first company to give you a clean energy choice on your monthly power bill. Reduce your impact and get 4 free LED light bulbs sent to your door when you sign up: arcadiapower.com/warmregards. Resources: Why Gelber and his team are pushing a carbon tax: http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/learn/news/put-price-carbon/ Andy remembers Jacquelyn’s colleague, Gordon Hamilton: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/10/24/remembering-gordon-hamilton-an-edge-pushing-prober-of-eroding-ice/ Watch the first episode of “Years” here: http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/story/david-letterman-india/
Oct 30, 2016
Does climate matter in America's election?
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This week, we’re talking once again about climate politics as this insane presidential race nears the final stage. And we’ve got a special guest co-host this week — Kate Sheppard, an enterprise editor and senior reporter at the Huffington Post. She joins us to talk about the national race, Clinton's emails, ratification of the international climate agreement, and a whole range of other issues. Warm Regards is supported by Wunder Capital, an award winning online investment platform that allows individuals to invest in solar energy projects across the U.S. Create an account for free: WunderCapital.com/ warm
Oct 25, 2016
What caused the end of the Ice Age?
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What caused the end of the Ice Age? It’s a 20,000-year old mystery that’s being tackled by climate scientists across the county. Answering this question is not just about understanding the past -- it’s about developing a unified theory of the atmospheric system. And it can help refine climate models that project current and future rates of warming.   Aaron Putnam and his research team from the University of Maine are searching for clues as to what caused this rapid melting of glaciers and ice sheets. To find answers, Putnam's team traveled to a remote ice field in the Mongolian Altai, a vast range of mountains that touch Russia, Mongolia, China and Kazakstan. This story is brought to us by Kevin Stark. He’s an environmental journalist who lives in Chicago. He embedded with Putnam’s team for the entire 6-week journey, a part his work as a Comer journalism fellow at Northwestern University. Make sure to read Kevin’s companion piece at Pacific Standard Magazine: http://bit.ly/2eJbZ4T Thanks to our sponsor, Wunder Capital. Create an account for free and invest directly in U.S. solar projects: Wundercapital.com/warm
Oct 17, 2016
The Climate Context of Hurricane Matthew
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This week, we have a special interview with Kerry Emanuel, a meteorologist and climate scientist who specializes in hurricane physics. We’re talking to him today about Hurricane Matthew, which is threatening to be one of the most destructive hurricanes in U.S. history.
Oct 06, 2016
Is 2016 the warmest year in all of history?
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Is 2016 the warmest year in all of history? We’re going to tackle a bold and controversial statement this week: that 2016 is likely the single warmest year in the history of human civilization. We’re joined by Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, to talk through it. Is it fair to say this year is the warmest one we’ve ever experienced? We’d like to thank Wunder Capital for their support. Invest directly in solar projects here: WunderCapital.com/warm. Links: Kxcd climate comic: http://xkcd.com/1732/ A new article from Gavin Schmidt at FiveThirtyEight: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-we-dont-know-if-it-will-be-sunny-next-month-but-we-know-itll-be-hot-all-year/
Sep 18, 2016
Climate scientists are people too!
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This week, we're joined by Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech University. Katharine talks about how she discusses climate change with her friends, family and skeptics. She'll also provide advice for young parents who are concerned about our kids' futures. Below are some resources mentioned by Katharine in this week's show. Berkeley carbon calculator: http://coolclimate.berkeley.edu/calculator Bruce Anderson's study: http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00645.1
Sep 05, 2016
Where Earth's future is headed
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This week, we wrap up our three-part series on the past, present and future of climate science. We’re going to do our best to envision how today’s emissions will impact tomorrow’s planet. Eric, Jacquelyn and Andy will unpack the uncertainties about what we know and don’t know about the future – and lay out where we’re headed together. There’s one thing we know for sure: The more carbon dioxide we emit as a species, the hotter our planet will get. Make sure to listen to part one and two for additional context. Part one: https://soundcloud.com/warmregardspodcast/climate-forensics-how-scientists-reconstruct-the-past-to-understand-todays-climate Part two: https://soundcloud.com/warmregardspodcast/how-do-you-take-the-planets-temperature
Aug 23, 2016
Flood watch: putting Louisiana's epic floods in a climate context
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This week, we’re talking about the ongoing flooding in Louisiana, which the Red Cross now says is likely America’s worst disaster since Hurricane Sandy. Early last week, the National Hurricane Center began tracking a slow moving low pressure system over the Gulf of Mexico, and projected a foot or two of rain to hit the Gulf Coast over the following week or so. Gradually, that storm creeped westward and tapped into a moisture source that was among the most saturated that’s ever been measured, according to NWS weather balloon data—boosted by record warm, 90-degree water temperatures in the Gulf. We’ll talk about the impact of the flood, the (lack of) media coverage, and how to think about flooding events like this in a climate change context. Find out how to help flooding victims through the Red Cross: http://rdcrss.org/2b04d0E
Aug 17, 2016
How do you take the planet's temperature?
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For this week’s show, we’re going to continue what we started last week: A brief interlude into the science of climate change. We’re right in the middle of what’s very likely to be the hottest year on record, and we’ve just passed what is historically the planet’s warmest week of the year. This week’s show will examine how we know what we know about our current climate. And to do that, we’ll rely on the reporting expertise of veteran environmental journalist, Andy Revkin.
Aug 11, 2016
Climate forensics: How scientists reconstruct the past to understand change today
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For the next three weeks, we’ll bring you bite-sized chunks of science that’ll hone in on how we got to where we are right now -- in the middle of the warmest year that humanity has likely ever experienced -- and where science says we’re headed if we don’t get our act together. This week’s show will focus on the past. And our all-star expert on paleoclimate, Jacquelyn Gill, will help us navigate backwards to place today’s planetary-scale changes in context.
Aug 02, 2016
Bonus: The Global Cooling Myth
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This week, we present a bonus episode of Warm Regards. Forty years ago, on April 28th, 1975, Newsweek magazine published an article that created one of the most pervasive scientific myths in modern history. It was a one-page story, buried in the middle of the magazine. But it became the most widely cited article in Newsweek’s history. The piece, called “A Cooling World," raised concerns about a global cooling trend. It was published on page 64. But it became front page news for climate skeptics, who point to it as proof that scientists were confused, or even deliberately misleading, about global warming. In this episode, producer Stephen Lacey revisits the myth 40 years later.
Jul 27, 2016
Climate politics in America's crazy presidential race
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If you’re listening to this from a post-apocalyptic Pokemon-dominated global-warming ravaged future –- welcome! We’re getting to crunch time in the election, and a whole suite of new climate-related polls have been released in just the last few days. Is this finally the election in which climate change is going to play a big role? When you look at America as a whole, climate change still ranks relatively near the bottom in terms of voters’ priorities. Last week, a Pew survey ranked the environment as 12th out of 14 major issues, just below trade policy. But if you burrow in to the large and growing section of America that’s deeply concerned about climate change, you’ll find there are a lot of single-issue voters that are very engaged. We have a lot in store for today’s show: Pokemon is making people go outside for the first time; Bernie has endorsed Hillary; Trump is still Trump. Sheer craziness. Check out the recommended reading list below. Eric’s links: Hillary’s climate plan: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2016/06/hillary_s_climate_change_plan_isn_t_as_good_as_bernie_s_revolution_might.html A Green Party comeback: http://www.vice.com/read/can-the-green-party-make-a-comeback-in-2016-209 Trump supporters and climate: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/03/what_do_trump_supporters_think_about_climate_change_i_went_to_a_rally_and.html Jacquelyn’s links: Pokemon Go gets people outside: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-pokemon-go-real-animals-20160711-20160711-snap-story.html Jet Stream mania: http://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2016/07/02/lessons-from-jet-stream-crossing-the-equator-mania/#5f3756d05a8c 2008 DNC platform: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=78283 Hillary's climate plank: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/climate/ AR4 vs AR5: http://treealerts.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/AR4-AR5-comparison.pdf Stephanie Svan on "voting green on principle": http://the-orbit.net/almostdiamonds/2016/06/20/voting-green-principle/ Andy’s links: Video summarizing the politics of climate: https://www.facebook.com/andrew.revkin.5/videos/vb.631851039/10155022172286040/?type=2&theater Sri Lanka mangroves. https://www.seacology.org/project/sri-lanka-mangrove-conservation-project/
Jul 13, 2016
Is it time to freak out about the Arctic?
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Snow and ice are disappearing from the Arctic region at unprecedented rates, leaving behind open water that’s much less reflective to incoming sunlight than ice. That, among other factors, is causing the northern polar region of our planet to warm at a faster rate than the rest of the northern hemisphere—a phenomenon called Arctic Amplification. And over the past several months, it’s become increasingly obvious that big changes are happening now. Right now, not 5 or 10 or 20 years from now, Now. In this week’s episode, we’ll talk about all those changes -– and what they say about what we do and don’t know about the melting Arctic. Oh, and we’ll also talk about how Game of Thrones relates to climate change. Check out the recommended reading list below. Eric’s links: Arctic melting: http://www.climatecentral.org/news/arctic-sea-ice-breaks-may-record-20415 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/02/18/scientists-are-floored-by-whats-happening-in-the-arctic-right-now/ Arctic greening: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/06/27/its-official-humans-are-making-the-earth-much-greener/ Jacquelyn’s links: Twinkies: https://www.boston.com/culture/lifestyle/2016/06/27/heres-twinkie-maine-school-kept-40-years-counting Cloning mammoths:  http://reviverestore.org/projects/woolly-mammoth/ Science group’s letter to Congress: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/06/28/top-science-groups-tell-climate-change-doubters-in-congress-to-knock-it-off/ Andy’s links: Pop-up forests: http://j.mp/popupforests North pole sounds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GqjvjiXp4E
Jul 01, 2016
How do we talk about climate change?
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For those of us who think about climate change often -- like unhealthily often -- there's sometimes a sense that you're missing the story. Climate change is quite possibly the biggest story of all time. But it can feel remote, abstract, and lost in a sea of statistics. There's no way to do this story justice in just a few hundred words on a blog post. That's why we made Warm Regards. In this inaugural episode of Warm Regards, we'll tackle what it means to talk about climate change at this unique moment in human history. Warm Regards is hosted by Slate Magazine's Eric Holthaus, a self-professed weather and climate geek who Rolling Stone once called "the rebel nerd of meteorology." Co-hosting is Andy Revkin, veteran environment reporter for the New York Times who has covered climate change from all angles for 30 years, and Jacquelyn Gill, a paleoecologist at the University of Maine who is an actual, real-life climate scientist who flawlessly navigates social media. Together, they're opening a window into the world of people devoted to finding out what matters most about climate change.
Jun 23, 2016