Rising sea levels, calving icebergs, drought, floods, hurricanes, refugees…. these don’t seem like the stuff of comedy. Maybe, though, a little laughter is just the sugar we need to help the medicine go down. University of Wisconsin alum Maxwell Boykoff now co-directs “Inside the Greenhouse” project at the University of Colorado Boulder. The project explores […]
With the energy of the Global Climate Strike still buzzing, today we spend the hour getting a fuller picture of climate change: the science, the politics, the solutions. Our guest is Robert Henson, author of the newly revised Thinking Person’s Guide to Climate Change from the American Meteorological Society. Robert Henson is a meteorologist and […]
“Science and society…have each invaded the other’s domain, and the lines demarcating the one from the other have virtually disappeared.” 20 years after Michael Gibbons wrote that, scientific developments from CRISPR to AI have made the lines between science and society even hazier. As scientists themselves have increasingly taken up the call toward civic engagement, […]
Is the global economy slowing down? Are we headed for another deep recession? What might that mean as the global environmental crisis accelerates unimpeded? On this hour of radio, Allen explores these questions with economic historian David McNally. David McNally is the Cullen Distinguished Professor of History and Business at the University of Houston and Director […]
Wisconsin Getting Hotter is a monthly series exploring the impact of the climate crisis on Wisconsin and how we can take action to change our current trajectory. To hear the series, tune in to WORT 89.9 FM every first Monday of the month at 11 a.m. or 6 p.m.
Just last year, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a special report detailing the impacts of raising the average global temperature 1.5 degrees Celsius. The impacts range from rising sea levels to more devastating weather systems to heavy droughts with no end in sight. With a growing number of publications, reports […]