Gardeners always seek to get the most out of their plants, but some are finding that their plot of land doesn’t produce the way it used to because of wildly changing, extreme conditions—torrential rain, then drought, heat, then cold. We talk to two experts who explain ways to increase your garden’s productivity, and how it can help combat climate change.
Lee Reich, author, The Ever Curious Gardener: Using a Little Natural Science for a Much Better Garden
Ginny Stibolt, co-author, Climate-Wise Landscaping: Practical Actions for a Sustainable Future
While weather is often a day-to-day occurrence for many of us, the history of the earth’s climate and humanity’s relationship to it actually creates a fascinating story. Andrew Revkin, weather expert and historian, summarizes 100 key moments of this chronology in his book Weather: An Illustrated History From Cloud Atlases to Climate Change.
The book gives short introductions to big scientific concepts, starting with the distinction between weather and climate. Revkin quotes, climate is what you expect, and weather is what you get. Going back all the way to the beginning of the earth’s atmosphere 4.6 billion years ago, Revkin tracks the changes in climate since then and several of the atmosphere’s reboots over the years, covering periods of ice, heat, and everything in between.
He also focuses on the way humanity has affected the climate in recent years. For the first time in history, climate will be what we make of it, and we’re the first species to be aware of our impact. He also explains the history of the first weather forecasts and how the innovation in technology, such as the telegraph, made it possible.
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Andrew Revkin, weather expert and historian, author of the bookWeather: An Illustrated History From Cloud Atlases to Climate Change
Scientists have maintained for years that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses are causing climate change. In the face of deniers, scientists insist their answer is correct. We talk to Dr. Kerry Emanuel from MIT about what makes he and other scientists so certain greenhouse gasses are to blame and how the problem can be addressed to not only help our planet, but create new jobs for American workers.
We’ve heard a lot about climate change and global warming over the past 20 years or so, but ironically people care about it less now than they did a decade ago. We talk to a researcher and author about how the framing of climate change can skew the message and create attitudes that affect how we think of global warming and how we become motivated – or not – to do something about it.
Synopsis: We’re all familiar with the various ages such as the Jurassic and the Paleozoic, but have you ever heard of the Anthropocene? We meet a woman who has traveled around the world looking at how climate change caused by humans has transformed areas of our planet and how people are looking for creative ways to deal with the changes in lifestyle, agriculture and migration caused by these changes.
Host: Gary Price. Guest: Gaia Vince, author of Adventures in the Anthropocene: A journey to the heart of the planet we made.
Synopsis: We’ve heard a lot about climate change and global warming over the past 20 years or so, but ironically people care about it less now than they did a decade ago! We talk to a researcher and author about how the framing of climate change can skew the message and create attitudes that affect how we think of global warming and how we become motivated – or not – to do something about it.
Host: Gary Price. Guest: Per Espen Stoknes, psychologist, economist, author of What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming: Toward a new psychology of climate action.