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 […]
For today’s episode, we opened up the phone lines to hear from listeners. Over the course of the hour, Esty and the callers talk about Standing Rock and indigenous rights, water justice, climate change, sustainability, clean energy, and creating the world we want to live in. “I’m so grateful for something like WORT, where I […]
In observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, today’s episode features a conversation with Lumbee Tribe members Malinda Maynor Lowery and Ryan Emanuel. Over the course of the hour, they discuss the importance of singing in Lumbee tradition, the effects of climate change and rising seas on the tribe, pipeline construction in North Carolina, the history of […]