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 […]
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 […]
Les Luster, the voice of many public service announcements on WORT-FM, presents his regular program of high-energy rock and roll with his latest discoveries in the world of global warming, earthquakes and earthquake possibilities, and “bad cop stories.” The program is called “Les Luster’s Rock Show!”
You’ve heard the expression: a canary in a coal mine. Because birds are more sensitive to airborne poisons than are humans, in the 1920s, John Scott Haldane suggested that coal miners in England bring caged canaries with them. If the mining chamber filled with deadly carbon monoxide gas, the caged bird would die first, and […]
Ankur Desai, Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at UW Madison and Christiane Brunner the Spokesperson for the Environment, Climate Protection and Energy for the Austrian Green Party join Eight O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing by telephone.
Eleven years ago, Heather Mann had a nice career going here in Madison. She was the founder and director of the Center for Resilient Cities, an environmental advocacy group with a national reach. Heather and her husband, Dave, were well established in the Madison area, with a close circle of friends, and Heather was learning […]