This month on the Wisconsin Climate & Energy Broadcast, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes joins hosts John Greenler and Jessica James to discuss the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change and the corresponding report. The report, issued in December 2020, identified 55 strategies to find climate solutions for Wisconsin. Learn more about the report, or read […]
During 2020, a year of enormous public health crisis as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, the United States spent $37.4 billion dollars improving and updating its nuclear weapons arsenal and launched a new ballistic missile program. This is a gross misuse of not only tax dollars but scientific research and achievement, says science historian Cliff […]
Should humans retreat from climate risk zones? The University of Miami’s Katherine Mach tells us what a managed retreat would look like.
It’s only May, but 2021’s first Atlantic cyclone — subtropical storm Ana — has already begun gyrating northeast of Bermuda. With another hurricane season underway, coastal communities, many still reeling from last year’s storms, begin bracing themselves for more heavy weather. Meteorologist Athena Masson, also known as the “Weather Goddess,” has looked at almost fifty […]
In this Earth Day edition of the Perpetual Notion Machine, we head to a remote part of the globe, Antarctica. Our guests include Matthew Lazzara, meteorologist at the Antarctic Meteorological Research Center & the Space Science and Engineering Center at UW-Madison, and also department chair of Physical Sciences at Madison College, and Ethan Koudelka, student […]
As part of our annual Earth Day programming, on today’s show we do a deep “dumpster dive” into the world of waste: food waste, medical waste, construction waste, e-waste, and more. Our guest is Kate O’Neill, author of the book Waste, which traces the emergence of the global political economy of waste. She and Patty […]