Nitrogen dioxide is a chemical byproduct of fossil fuel combustion and contributes to smog, acid rain and has been linked to human asthma and other respiratory illnesses. Since 2005, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been observing nitrogen dioxide levels across the globe. In March, 2020, the NASA satellite noted the lowest NO2 emissions […]
To kick off the station’s winter pledge drive, Patty spends the hour with Michael Klare to discuss his new book, All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change. Michael T. Klare is a professor of Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College and defense correspondent at The Nation magazine. He is the […]
Most agree from the evidence that climate change probably began at the start of the Industrial Revolution. This is when machines were invented that ran on fossil fuels like oil, coal, and methane, and emitted greenhouse gases as waste products. These gases increase the amounts in the atmosphere that are emitted normally through the biological […]
The Enbridge Corporation’s Line 61 carries 560,000 barrels of tar sands oil a day from Superior, Wisconsin to Pontiac Illinois. In 2015, the Canada-based Enbridge sought to triple the capacity of Line 61, which would require upgrades to pumping stations throughout Wisconsin, the last of which sits within Dane County. Responding to concerns about the […]
Wildfires, flooding, hurricanes, drought, heat waves. “This summer is the summer where the impacts of climate change are really hitting us in the face,” says professor Michael Mann. He joins Esty today for the hour to put these record-breaking weather disasters in context and to offer critical updates on the state of energy politics globally […]
Will we inevitably move away from our profound societal reliance on fossil fuels? How will we do this? What will it look like? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!