Host Will Cushman speaks with Lauren Morello, U.S. news editor for Nature, about the 2016 election and how the results might affect science policy going forward on both the Federal level and in individual states and municipalities.
Today Patty is joined by Kermit Hovey and Spencer Schumacher to discuss elections, climate change, and Middleton Climate Referendum. The Middleton Climate referendum is the first of its kind in the nation. The questions on the ballot include: 1), Should the city of Middleton reduce the risks of global warming through its policy decisions and actions? And 2), should the city of Middleton endorse […]
Three hundred and fifty parts per million: that’s the percentage of carbon the earth’s atmosphere can contain while maintaining the climate to which we’re all accustomed. Above that, and greenhouse effects start raising the temperature. We’re currently at four hundred parts per million, thanks largely to human combustion of fossil fuels, which releases millenia of […]
In April, 2015, a number of prominent environmental thinkers published the Ecomodernist Manifesto, which states, in part “we affirm one long-standing environmental ideal, that humanity must shrink its impacts on the environment to make more room for nature, while we reject another, that human societies must harmonize with nature to avoid economic and ecological collapse.” […]
The Ecomodernist Manifesto wants us to have our environmental cake and eat it, too. The more development, the more nature we can save. The key to all this, according to the manifesto, is increased urbanization and cheap, low-carbon power. But, lest you think this is another call for solar and wind power, guess again. Ecomodernism […]
In this episode, reporter Matthew Zmudka spoke to, and made a cyanotype with, local artist Anders Zanichkowsky. Preparing for a three-week expedition to the Arctic, Zanichkowsky takes a research approach to his art and studies concepts of space and light in his work. You’ll hear ice, snow, and water as we make a cyanotype on […]