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Warm Regards is a podcast about life on a warming planet. The show is hosted by Jacquelyn Gill, a paleoecologist at the University of Maine, and Ramesh Laungani, a biologist at Doane University. Produced by Justin Schell, with transcription and social media support from Joe Stormer and Katherine Peinhardt. Our conversations are often honest and raw, as we talk with newsmakers, researchers, activists, policymakers, artists, and others as we push past the graphs and the headlines to get at the heart of what it means to live and work in a warming world. Our current season focuses on the often unexpected human stories behind climate data, from how it's collected to what we do with it. We're just as much a podcast about what it means to be human as we are about climate change--how we think, decide, love, grieve, change our behavior, and roll up our sleeves to tackle our toughest challenges.

Warm Regards is a podcast about life on a warming planet. The show is hosted by Jacquelyn Gill, a paleoecologist at the University of Maine, and Ramesh Laungani, a biologist at Doane University. Produced by Justin Schell, with transcription and social media support from Joe Stormer and Katherine Peinhardt. Our conversations are often honest and raw, as we talk with newsmakers, researchers, activists, policymakers, artists, and others as we push past the graphs and the headlines to get at the heart of what it means to live and work in a warming world. Our current season focuses on the often unexpected human stories behind climate data, from how it's collected to what we do with it. We're just as much a podcast about what it means to be human as we are about climate change--how we think, decide, love, grieve, change our behavior, and roll up our sleeves to tackle our toughest challenges.

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United States

Description:

Warm Regards is a podcast about life on a warming planet. The show is hosted by Jacquelyn Gill, a paleoecologist at the University of Maine, and Ramesh Laungani, a biologist at Doane University. Produced by Justin Schell, with transcription and social media support from Joe Stormer and Katherine Peinhardt. Our conversations are often honest and raw, as we talk with newsmakers, researchers, activists, policymakers, artists, and others as we push past the graphs and the headlines to get at the heart of what it means to live and work in a warming world. Our current season focuses on the often unexpected human stories behind climate data, from how it's collected to what we do with it. We're just as much a podcast about what it means to be human as we are about climate change--how we think, decide, love, grieve, change our behavior, and roll up our sleeves to tackle our toughest challenges.

Language:

English


Episodes

Building our Climate Futures Through Storytelling (Pt. 2), w/Kendra Pierre-Louis and Mary Heglar

3/29/2021
In the finale to our season on climate data, we continue our exploration of storytelling as a way to imagine and build climate futures. Jacquelyn and Ramesh first speak with climate reporter and podcaster Kendra Pierre-Louis about science fiction, representation, and her own shift from writing apocalyptic stories to working on the solutions-focused podcast How to Save a Podcast. Next, they speak with Mary Heglar, co-creator and co-host of the Hot Take newsletter and podcast (along with Amy...

Duration:01:16:38

Building our Climate Futures Through Storytelling (Part 1), w/Eric Holthaus + Kim Stanley Robinson

3/8/2021
In the first episode of our two-part finale of our season on climate data, we’re going to focus on fiction, not facts: specifically, on the world-building, future-crafting writers who tell stories to warn us, teach us, inspire us, and motivate us to work for the future of our choosing. In speaking with authors Eric Holthaus and Kim Stanley Robinson, they discuss how hope, empathy, and, of course, climate science and climate data, informed their most recent work, Eric’s The Future Earth and...

Duration:00:53:47

Indigenous Climate Knowledges and Data Sovereignty

2/22/2021
In this episode of Warm Regards, we talk to two Indigenous scientists about traditional ecological knowledges and their relationship with climate and environmental data. In talking with James Rattling Leaf, Sr. and Krystal Tsosie, Jacquelyn and Ramesh discuss how these ideas can challenge Western notions of relationality and ownership, how they have been subject to the long history of extraction and exploitation of Indigenous communities (practices which continue today), but also how...

Duration:01:28:14

Adapting and Moving in a Warming World, with Beth Gibbons and Dr. Jola Ajibade

2/8/2021
This episode of Warm Regards focuses on two more facets of decision making based on data about how the climate is changing. We first talk to Beth Gibbons, the Executive Director of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals. Beth talks to us about the different ways that people working in the field of climate adaptation use climate data to plan for present and future climate conditions, including the different consequences of climate change (sea level rise, water shortages, stronger...

Duration:01:30:53

Environmental Justice and Climate Justice, with Dr. Sacoby Wilson and Dr. Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò

1/25/2021
This episode of Warm Regards focuses on the intersections, but also the disconnects, between environmental justice and climate justice movements. First, Jacquelyn and Ramesh talk with Dr. Sacoby Wilson about his work with communities throughout the United States who are facing the consequences of environmental racism, and his beliefs that scientists’ publications are not enough to enact meaningful change for communities struggling with environmental injustice. We then shift to a more global...

Duration:01:20:22

Historical and Volunteer Climate Data, with Cary Mock and Theresa Crimmins

1/11/2021
This episode of Warm Regards continues our exploration of the often unexpected stories behind climate data. First we explore historical climatology records with Dr. Cary Mock. These are the measurements and observations of things like wind, pressure, rainfall, and more found in archives and historical societies around the world. Then, we turn to the present and talk with Dr. Theresa Crimmins, Director of the National Phenology Network, about how volunteers can contribute their own...

Duration:01:14:59

Apocalyptic Narratives, Climate Data, and Hope, with Zeke Hausfather and Diego Arguedas Ortiz

12/28/2020
This episode of Warm Regards explores apocalyptic narratives, the role they play in inspiring—or limiting—climate action, and what it means to be hopeful about the future in a changing climate. Jacquelyn and Ramesh talk with Zeke Hausfather about what the latest climate science and data tell us about how much warming we can expect by 2100, and then with Diego Arguedas Ortiz about the different kinds of hope that can help lead to climate action. For a transcript of this episode, see our...

Duration:01:13:40

Climate Data and Climate Activism, with Meg Ruttan Walker and Lucky Tran

12/14/2020
This episode is all about the intersections of climate data and climate activism. Jacquelyn and Ramesh speak with two climate activists, Meg Ruttan Walker and Lucky Tran, who have come to this work from very different backgrounds, but who both realize that it takes a diversity of voices and tactics to achieve success. For a transcript of this episode, see our Medium page: https://ourwarmregards.medium.com/climate-data-and-climate-activism-with-meg-ruttan-walker-and-lucky-tran-23dc78122c44...

Duration:01:15:36

Climate Data and Art, Part 2 - World Without Ice and Daniel Bird Tobin

11/30/2020
This episode of Warm Regards, the second of two that explore climate data as art, looks at more immersive and embodied experiences of climate data. First, an exploration of the multimedia installation World Without Ice, from producer Justin Schell, and then a conversation between Jacquelyn and Daniel Bird Tobin, who evocatively utilizes theater to help people imagine sea level rise in their own immediate communities. If you haven’t listened to our first episode climate data as art, which...

Duration:01:06:39

Climate Data and Art, Part 1 - The Tempestry Project and Jill Pelto

11/16/2020
This episode of Warm Regards, the first of two on the intersections of climate data and art, will feature conversations with Emily McNeil and Justin Connolly, founders of the Tempestry Project, which uses climate data to create patterns that people can knit into scarves and tapestries, and Jill Pelto, a visual artist who incorporates climate data into a variety of natural landscapes. First, though, some thoughts on the US presidential election from our very relieved hosts. Show Notes Please...

Duration:01:02:09

Reflections So Far and an Intermission

10/26/2020
Some reflections from Jacquelyn and Ramesh on our season so far and a note that we'll be taking a brief intermission until after the US November election. For a full transcript of this episode, please visit our Medium page: https://ourwarmregards.medium.com/reflections-so-far-and-an-intermission-3bf751415423 Please consider becoming a patron to help us pay our producer, Justin Schell, our transcriber, Joe Stormer, and our social media coordinator, Katherine Peinhardt, who are all working as...

Duration:00:05:01

The Surprising Truth About Environmentalists and Voting (Re-Broadcast and Update)

10/12/2020
As the US presidential election nears, we wanted to re-share a conversation we had on Warm Regards in October of 2018 with Nathaniel Stinnett, the founder and executive director of the Environmental Voter Project. Many of the things we discussed with him then, especially why lots of environmentalists don't vote, are just as relevant today. After the 2018 conversation, Nathaniel shares an update about the organization's work leading up to this year's presidential election and how you can get...

Duration:00:48:14

Fighting Back Against Climate Disinformation and Intimidation, with John Cook and Lauren Kurtz

10/5/2020
This episode of Warm Regards, part of our season-long exploration of the often unexpected stories behind climate data, builds on our last episode's conversation with Amy Westervelt and Emily Atkin on climate disinformation. We speak with John Cook, from Skeptical Science and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, and Lauren Kurtz, the Executive Director for the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, about the different ways that those who care about climate science...

Duration:00:49:21

Disinformation Over Data with Amy Westervelt and Emily Atkin

9/21/2020
In this episode, part of our season long exploration of climate data, Jacquelyn Gill discusses the long history of fossil fuel industry-perpetuated climate disinformation with investigative journalists Amy Westervelt and Emily Atkin, and how they use data to hold these companies accountable. A full transcript of the episode can be found at: https://medium.com/@ourwarmregards/disinformation-over-data-with-amy-westervelt-and-emily-atkin-b5c7aeba0613 Show Notes You can find both our guests on...

Duration:00:38:06

Changing Climate Beliefs with Jenn Marlon and Bob Inglis

9/7/2020
This episode, part of our season-long look at the unexpected stories and effects of climate data, features two conversations about what people believe about climate change and what causes them to change those beliefs. First, we talk to Jenn Marlon to get an update on the changing numbers in the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication’s Six Americas survey. Then, we talk to former Representative Bob Inglis, who very publicly changed his beliefs on climate change, and now works to...

Duration:00:56:35

The Past and Future of Climate Models: Conversations with Warren Washington and Geeta Persad

8/24/2020
This episode, part of our new season about the often unexpected stories behind climate data, features conversations with two scientists involved in the wide-ranging field of climate modeling, from its origins in the first half of the 20th century all the way to the latest developments and uses of these important tools. For a full transcript of the episode, please visit our Medium page:...

Duration:00:45:49

Kim Cobb and Translating Data to Action

8/10/2020
This episode, part of our season about the often unexpected stories behind climate data, features a conversation with Dr. Kim Cobb, who turned a heartbreaking experience in the field into a new purpose not just for her own life, but for the lives of many around her. For a transcript of this episode, please visit our Medium page: https://medium.com/@ourwarmregards/warm-regards-data-kim-cobb-and-translating-data-to-action-9750a38573ee You can get more information about Dr. Kim Cobb and her...

Duration:00:59:42

Telling Human Stories

7/27/2020
Warm Regards is back! This is the first episode of our new season focused on the often unexpected human stories behind climate data. If you’re as excited about the new season as we are, please share this episode with someone you think should listen to it. You can find the show on your podcast app of choice, as well as on the following platforms: Twitter: http://@ourwarmregards Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast Medium: https://medium.com/@ourwarmregards As part of the new...

Duration:00:47:23

Updates and a new season coming in 2020!

12/3/2019
A short update from the Warm Regards team and a preview of what you can expect from us in our new season, launching in early 2020. Thanks for your continued support! 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/

Duration:00:07:42

A Religious Response to Climate Change

5/29/2019
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/ -...

Duration:00:42:33