“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 […]
The Trump administration recently declared its interest in purchasing Greenland from Denmark. What’s this all about? In the first segment, we talk to Claus Elholm Andersen, professor of Scandinavian studies in the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic at UW–Madison, to get some insight on Greenland’s history and resources—and why it’s strategically important to global […]
Today’s episode is a rebroadcast from May 14, 2019. Earlier that month, 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. In […]