Last week, the United Nations released a biodiversity report warning that one million species are at risk for extinction in the coming decades, including more than 40% of amphibian species, nearly 33% of reef-forming corals, and more than a third of all marine mammals. Today on the show, we explore the magnitude of the report’s […]
Most of the Perpetual Notion Machine’s listeners probably know that Earth Day, April 22, has come and gone with very little fanfare. But the purpose of Earth Day is no different now than when it was first created by Wisconsin’s own Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, to raise awareness of the threats to our natural […]
We bring you another two-part show today! First, we talk to research scientist and human rights attorney Robin Bronen about climate displacement and the human costs of environmental disaster. In the second segment, Palestinian journalist and refugee Amena ElAshkar discusses her work raising awareness about human injustices in Palestine with the North America Nakba Tour. […]
Global warming is already affecting life here in the Great Lakes region. From dealing with the effects of extreme weather events to its ongoing impacts on farming, people are learning to deal with a changing climate. A new study from the Environmental Law and Policy Center bolsters the science we have on the impact of […]
Climate activism is on the rise throughout the US and globally. Today, host Bert Zipperer gets updates from Lynn Haanen and Sarah Lunnon from Stroud, England about Brexit, Green Party politics, and the Extinction Rebellion movement in the UK.
Tonight, the Perpetual Notion Machine again looks into climate change. This time, how the impacts of climate change will/have effected agriculture and farming, and what, if anything, can farmers do in terms of current farming practices to adapt to the new realities of climate change. It seems that agriculture will need to develop new and […]