It’s easy to believe that climate change is a relatively recent phenomena, that is, recent as far as the start of the Industrial Revolution about 150 years ago. But changes in Earth’s climate have occurred before, even millions of years ago. After all, no matter how the carbon accumulates in the atmosphere, the Greenhouse Effect […]
On January 9, 1909, Senator Robert M. La Follette Sr. of Wisconsin founded The Progressive, a magazine for voices of peace, social justice, and the common good. Now in 2018, the publication is continuing its mission. For today’s episode, we catch up with Progressive contributors Douglas Haynes, Mrill Ingram, and Allie Tempus to hear about the December […]
What did the planet feel like 3 million years ago? Well, most of us alive today might find out. UW-Madison geography professor Jack Williams’ study published this week shows that by 2030, the earth’s climate will resemble the pliocene — the dawn of human evolution, when the climate looked starkly different than it does now. […]
For today’s episode, we take a look at the impacts of climate change on marine life—and the human lives that depend on the ocean. Our guest is journalist Maurice Tamman, feature contributor to the Reuters series Ocean Shock: The Climate Crisis Beneath the Waves.
We bring you another two-part episode today, starting with a deep dive into the recent report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) with guests Nathan Hultman and Natalie Mahowald. Then, we talk to Steven Gardiner about anti-Semitism in the United States. Nathan Hultman is Director of the Center for Global Sustainability and […]
On October 8, 2018, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC) approved its latest report at its meeting in Incheon, South Korea. The report states that human activity has already been responsible for 1 degree Celsius of global warming, and if we continue as we have, we’ll heat up the planet another […]