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Join Anwar Knight, one of Canada's most loved forecasters and affable TV personalities as he shares personal stories and welcomes provocative guests for an unprecedented spin around The Big Blue Marble. Listen along as this masterful storyteller, presents a front-line view of what’s happening right now on our changing planet and the efforts to help save it. Be informed, be enlightened and most importantly be inspired to do your part to save The Big Blue Marble. This full production podcast is one you need to listen to.

Join Anwar Knight, one of Canada's most loved forecasters and affable TV personalities as he shares personal stories and welcomes provocative guests for an unprecedented spin around The Big Blue Marble. Listen along as this masterful storyteller, presents a front-line view of what’s happening right now on our changing planet and the efforts to help save it. Be informed, be enlightened and most importantly be inspired to do your part to save The Big Blue Marble. This full production podcast is one you need to listen to.

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Mississauga, ON

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Join Anwar Knight, one of Canada's most loved forecasters and affable TV personalities as he shares personal stories and welcomes provocative guests for an unprecedented spin around The Big Blue Marble. Listen along as this masterful storyteller, presents a front-line view of what’s happening right now on our changing planet and the efforts to help save it. Be informed, be enlightened and most importantly be inspired to do your part to save The Big Blue Marble. This full production podcast is one you need to listen to.

Twitter:

@AnwarKnight

Language:

English

Contact:

905-555-5555


Episodes

Conservation Matters | Episode 20

11/24/2020
With over 70 years of experience, Ontario’s conservation authorities are global leaders in watershed management. As a community-based natural resource management agency, their expertise is essential. Ninety-five per cent of Ontario's population lives in a watershed and should hastily proposed amendments by the Ontario government pass, independent science-based decisions in the interest of communities will be significantly limited - wetlands, valleys, and water could all be at risk . In...

Duration:00:43:08

Global Warming Forces A Building Code Rewrite | Episode 19

11/17/2020
In this episode of the Big Blue Marble, we explore what some of the rewritten codes include, how they will be determined and “if” they are coming to your neighbourhood.

Duration:00:26:34

Into The Eye Of The Storm | Episode 18

10/27/2020
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has been so intense, it just ran out of storm names – it also means this has been a demanding season for a team of dedicated researchers that get closer to the storms than any others on the planet. Hurricane hunters intentionally fly into the most violent storms on earth - and 2020 has seen a record number of them. "It's like a wooden roller coaster." Says Nick Underwood, an aerospace engineer with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), "a...

Duration:00:35:58

World Gorilla Day Live From The Toronto Zoo | Episode 17

9/25/2020
"It seems very unfair that man should have chosen the Gorilla to symbolize everything that is aggressive and violent. When that is the one thing that the Gorilla is not and that we are.” Sir Richard Attenborough Gorillas are truly gentle giants, yet have struggled to exist for decades, thanks to human interference. The animals are hunted and injured by traps just as they are forced from their habitats for commercial enterprise. Despite being human's closest cousins, with over 90 per cent...

Duration:00:41:32

Protected Skin - Damaged Seas | Episode 16

8/20/2020
Is your sunscreen bad for the planet? On this episode of The Big Blue Marble, we slather on the research with Dr. Craig Downs, a forensic ecotoxicologist. According to Downs, more than 100 million tonnes of sunscreen a year enter coastal areas around the world, and when it does, especially in the coral reef system, “it impacts all the organisms there.” The good news is, toxic chemical bans found in certain sunscreens are now beginning, find out how you can practice “safe sun” without harming...

Duration:00:30:33

Up TICK - Thanks to Climate Change | Episode 15

7/14/2020
Ticks are on the move, going to places they have never been recorded before - due to our warming planet. On this episode of the Big Blue Marble, it's all tick talk, including where the tiny creatures will most likely "latch" on to you, how fast they are spreading and what to do if you've been bitten.

Duration:00:40:03

Nature's Backlash? |Episode 14

5/26/2020
As researchers around the world work to develop a viable stop to the spread of COVID-19, ecologists say it's time they are heard - the pandemic was anticipated. “When we destroy habitats, erode biodiversity because of all the things humans do to the environment we are creating conditions that allow certain species to thrive that are most likely to give us zoonotic diseases." says Felicia Keesing, ecologist and educator at Bard College in Annandale, New York. On this episode of the Big...

Duration:00:33:46

An Antidote For Chaos : Forest Bathing | Episode 13

3/30/2020
Unwind, connect with nature and improve health with the scientifically proven benefits of forest bathing. The ancient Japanese practice of "Shin Rin Yoku" can help reduce blood pressure, stress levels and pulse rate. In the midst of this unprecedented chaos, this may be just the thing we all need right now. "We have nurtured ourselves to be in an incessantly low level state of fight or flight. Our nervous systems, our bodies were not designed to be in that constant state of stress, and it's...

Duration:00:28:03

Kids and Climate Change Anxiety | Eps 12

3/3/2020
Millions of children and teens around the world have rallied in support of the Climate Strike movement started by Swedish teen, Greta Thunberg. For some, these protests are an opportunity to take control and express feelings of anger, fear and despair as the threat of an uncertain future on earth causes distress in many. These stressors are appearing more pervasive in youths than most adults realize. Climate change and mental health researcher, Dr. Katie Hayes, says that, "Children and...

Duration:00:40:02

Hold Your Breath - The Air Is Deadly | Episode 11

2/16/2020
You may not see it, but a strong and silent killer is just a breath away. What's worse, millions of people contribute to creating one of the most significant sources of not only air pollution, but also greenhouse gases, daily. Your car ride into work is generating minute particles of poison, and pending your "rush hour'', you are likely strapped into a sea of it. "We look at Bejing or Delhi smog and think that’s air pollution, in fact, invisible smog can be just as dangerous and cause...

Duration:00:45:52

Australia’s Animals – Extinction By Fire | Episode 10

2/4/2020
Stories of badly injured, traumatized and dehydrated, Australian wildlife have captured attention the world over. Weeks after news of the devastation broke, animal rescue teams continue to do what they can to save animals from record-breaking fires across the island continent. Fueled by a warming planet, unprecedented summer heat and parched outback, there was an inferno of chaos and destruction, never before seen in the world. What is perhaps most disturbing, is that this tragic scenario...

Duration:00:36:31

Waves Of Plastic : Our Oceans Are Drowning | Episode 9

1/21/2020
Seventy percent of the earth's surface is covered by ocean water, with more than 90 per cent of the world's living space contained within. Yet, to this day, only ten per cent of our oceans have been studied - leaving the majority virtually unexplored. What we do know - humans are reaching into the depths, despite never having been there. “For a long time we thought we couldn't damage it, that dilution was the solution. Now eight million metric tons of plastic are flowing into the ocean every...

Duration:00:45:42

Canada's Glaciers: A Poisonous Reservoir | Episode 8

1/7/2020
It was formed over 240,000 years ago during the Great Glaciation, and today is the largest icefield in the Canadian Rockies, covering over 200 square km. Located along the Alberta/BC Border, the ice is a significant barometer of the climate crisis. The Columbia Icefield is home to one of the most visited Glaciers in North America. Hundreds of thousands of visitors, discover and witness an epic change each year. The ice is retreating faster than ever, but the story here is not just the loss...

Duration:00:29:18

Santa’s Home is Melting & The Reindeer are Dying | Episode 7

12/10/2019
It’s not something you will see on the front of a Christmas card, but it’s happening. I hate to be the Grinch during this festive season, but these details should be unwrapped quickly. On this special Christmas edition of the Big Blue Marble, we explore the climate change reality of some of the most iconic symbols in the land of holiday magic- the North Pole. After Santa and his famous reindeer finish their enchanting journey around the world they'll head home to a place where there...

Duration:00:19:41

How Climate Change is Making You Sick|Episode 6

11/24/2019
Around the world, warmer temperatures are creating a whole host of health challenges, and at our current state, researchers warn that climate change will affect every single stage of a child’s life. On this episode of the Big Blue Marble, Anwar Knight welcomes medical journalist, Dr. Amitha Kalaichandran, to give is a check up on how climate change is making us sick. "A warmer planet means more potential for death and illnesses related to higher temperatures. it means lower air quality,...

Duration:00:34:33

A Window Into The Planet 29,000 ft In The Making | Episode 5

11/11/2019
A skilled team survived some of the most extreme conditions on earth to successfully install the highest weather stations in the world. The National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Expedition is believed to be one of the most comprehensive studies conducted on top of Mount Everest. Paul Mayewski, a Climate Scientist from the University of Maine, and the expedition's scientific leader says, “It’s the highest place on earth and perfect to investigate the potential impacts of climate...

Duration:00:28:57

A Crisis On Climate Coverage | Episode 4

10/24/2019
"Its the biggest story of our time and if these failures continue, journalists will be contributing to the deaths of millions.” With quotes like that, a journalism professor is making headlines of his own. Sean Holman, Associate Professor of Journalism at Mount Royal University, penned an open letter calling on the media to make immediate changes to their coverage of the climate crisis. The message has been shared thousands of times on social media, and comes with a warning to journalists -...

Duration:00:33:21

Forensics, Flies And The Climate Crisis | Episode 3

10/24/2019
How a warming planet is problematic for crime solving bugs They are as common as your ordinary housefly, but these insects have a different duty call – they love death.n Blow flies have the ability to smell a cadaver from over one kilometre away and are typically the first insects to arrive on the scene. The routine that they perform plays an important part in forensics. Crime scene investigators rely on forensic entomologists to determine approximate times of death by analyzing the blow...

Duration:00:27:08

Greenland Is Melting And The World Should Be Worried | Episode 2

10/24/2019
Scientists expected ice to melt in Greenland, but not to this extent, or this fast. An unprecedented heat wave triggered an epic ice melt, 50 years ahead of its expected time, in Greenland. Billions of tons of historic ice melted away causing a torrent of frigid ice water to etch a path as it made its way to the ocean. In one day alone, enough ice melted to fill over four million swimming pools. With nearly 70 per cent of earth's population living within 150 km of a coastline, the impacts of...

Duration:00:28:39

Where Are All The Bugs? |Episode 1

10/23/2019
Remember when you were a kid and a drive down a country road meant maneuvering through a cloud of insects. Now consider, when was the last time you had to clean bug guts off your windshield? It's often referred to as "The Windshield Phenomenon". Could this mean that some insects are on the verge of extinction? The question was bugging us, so we tracked down entomologist and insect ambassador, Tanya Latty for the answer along with some highlights of a recent insect study - the largest of its...

Duration:00:29:31