On Wednesday, December 9th, Governor Evers’ Climate Change Task Force released its recommendations to meet the challenges of a rapidly warming planet. The report contains 55 recommendations, ranging from environmental justice initiatives to de-carbonizing the state’s electrical grid to incentives for energy efficiency. The Task Force included representatives from the environmentalist, industry, power generation and […]
Despite the sitting President’s desperate and unfounded denials of the election results, presumptive President-elect Joe Biden has started assembling his transition team and has begun the process of laying out an agenda for his first term. Among his first announcements, Biden has tabbed former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as his Special International Envoy […]
We depend on trees to provide us with oxygen and to soak up the carbon dioxide we produce. So what will happen if trees struggle to stay healthy on our warming planet? Helena White speaks with Dr. Rick Lindroth in the next installment of the climate crisis series Wisconsin Getting Hotter.
On Thursday, October 23, President Donald Trump and former Vice-President Joseph Biden held their third and final Presidential debate of the 2020 campaign. Toward the end of the evening, the discussion turned to climate change. Trump claimed that wind turbines “kill all the birds.” Matthew Reetz, Executive Director of the Madison Audubon Society and David […]
The global ice sheets are melting and we are seeing the impacts of sea level rise in coastal communities. UW-Madison professor, Dr. Andrea Dutton, uses ancient history to study current sea level rise. She won the MacArthur Award in 2019 for her innovative contributions to research in this area. Helena White spoke with her via […]
In Memory of Mike Neuman – music, climate change, and hope for the future Mike Neuman was a dedicated WORT listener and occasional Access Hour host. In his shows, he used his passion for music to communicate the urgent need to address climate change and eradicate systemic racial injustice. Mike passed away in July, so […]