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"Climate Change is a Pathway into Science": Introducing Ramesh Laungani

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...


There is No Red and Blue America, Because There's Really Six Americas

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


Diversity and climate with Kim Cobb

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...


Finding Shared Values - Katharine Hayhoe on Engaging with Climate Change Deniers

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


#MeToo: The Harassment of Women Scientists Online - and Off.

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:...


Thanksgiving thoughts: Do you waste more or less food than most people?

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


Climate Change Got You Down? You Need to Hear This Now

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


Hurricane Harvey and Houston's Four Feet of Rain - Don't Call it an Anomaly (w/ Marshall Shepherd)

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/


Stories from Shishmaref, Alaska's Climate Frontline

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


There's No App for Climate Change: A Manifesto for Moving Forward

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://richardheinberg.com/ 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...


Catching up on climate in the Trump Era and that overheated New York Magazine article

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:...


Why more scientists are running for office

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...


Science in a ‘post-fact’ world

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...


The year in review

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...


On humanizing science

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...


Years of Living Dangerously's co-creator on telling the 'biggest story out there'

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...


Flood watch: putting Louisiana's epic floods in a climate context

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...