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The topic of climate change can often conjure up images of frustrated individuals doing their best to spread the word on science and solutions. However, at Inside the Greenhouse at the University of Colorado, laughter is on the playbill. Join Kait Parker as she interviews Beth Osnes and Maxwell Boykoff about their research on humor and climate chan…
 
There’s no doubt about it, our lifestyles are a huge part of the reason our world is warming at an alarming rate. But are the same actions that are making Earth sick making us ill, too? Join Kait for a chat with Dr. Jon Foley of Project Drawdown, and see how we created what he calls a “biological storm” that unleashed a pandemic on the planet’s pop…
 
Most of the world is being asked to stay at home to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections. And as we’re driven out of public spaces and into isolation, our effect on the environment is being reversed. Areas under stay-at-home orders are enjoying some of the cleanest air in decades. But what will happen to our planet when life returns to nor…
 
As the world takes drastic action to stop a new threat, some are seeing strong parallels between the novel coronavirus and another adversary - climate change. Join Kait for a chat with Dr. Mona Sarfaty. Dr. Sarfaty has made it her mission to make the world aware of the consequences of climate change on our health. This week she and Kait delve into …
 
Some school districts across the country have kept climate change off the curriculum, but for one high school in New Orleans, it’s the focus. New Harmony, a first-of-a-kind charter school, teaches coastal ecology and sea level rise as Louisiana races to preserve its coast. Join Kait as she learns how a new generation is stepping up to the challenge…
 
Some sections of our population bear more of the burden in a warming world, and it’s not just the folks who live on the coast. Join Kait for a discussion with Catherine Flowers, a senior fellow at the Center for Earth Ethics, who knows first-hand how disproportionately poor communities are affected by climate change.…
 
Could your brew be in jeopardy? Made from hops and barley, beer is at risk of becoming more difficult to make due to changing weather patterns and water scarcity. Can new ideas and innovation save your favorite brand? Join Kait Parker as she speaks to Maisie Devine from Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer.…
 
More than one-third of Americans live in counties directly on a shoreline. In a warming world, that water is creeping closer and closer to their front doors. Join Kait for a chat with Dr. Ayana Johnson. She’s a marine biologist who specializes in helping coastal cities become resilient. What she says about the future of our coastlines might have yo…
 
Who is really behind the push to stop flying in the name of climate change? Or to stop using straws and to stop eating meat? Dr. Michael Mann argues that both individual action and institutional change are needed to tackle a warming world -- however, there are also some nefarious tactics being used in that fight. Join Kait Parker and Dr. Mann on Wa…
 
Russia’s so-called “whale jail” has no more inmates. All 97 whales held captive there have been released. But what kind of world are they returning to? Join Kait for a chat with Charles Vinick of the Whale Sanctuary Project and oceanographic explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of Jacques Cousteau, for a chat about the future the freed whales face in…
 
New York City is a leader in the global effort to cut carbon emissions. Join Kait for a chat with the man who makes it all possible. Daniel Zarrilli is New York’s Chief Climate Policy Advisor. During the United Nations Climate Summit he explained to Kait how one city can make a big difference, even if the federal government isn’t on board.…
 
When Greta Thunberg, 16, began her climate strike just over a year ago, she inspired young and old to take action on climate. Alexandria Villasenor, 14, of New York has joined the cause and has been striking from school every Friday since last December. Join Kait Parker as she talks to Alexandria, a leader of the Youth Climate Strike last month in …
 
Climatologists, activists and celebrities have converged on New York this week for the United Nations climate summit. Join Kait from one of the events, Mashable’s Social Good Summit, as she interviews Chef Jose Andres, who just returned from feeding Hurricane Dorian survivors and first responders in the Bahamas, and Dr. Maria Neira of the World Hea…
 
The climate is changing and, in most classrooms, science lessons are changing right along with it. A growing number of states have adopted standards that require science curriculums to include climate change. But lots of parents want to know what’s being taught and how. Join Kait for a chat with Dr. Danielle Lawson of NC State. She’s an expert on t…
 
The hit series Chernobyl is sparking conversations about nuclear energy. Disasters like Chernobyl, Fukushima and Three Mile Island also make it one of the most controversial sources of energy. Join Kait for a chat with Dr. Todd Allen, Chair of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Services at the University of Michigan, as she demystifies nuclear en…
 
Mothers go out of their way to give their children every advantage in life. But emerging research suggests a factor beyond any mother’s control could put her baby at risk. This week Kait speaks to Dr. Ashley Ward, senior policy associate at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, about how a warming world is boostin…
 
What if after a natural disaster you could return to a home rather than to a pile of rubble? Stricter building codes could help stop disrupting lives, displacing families and cut the huge cost of storms. But are we up for the challenge to implement them for a warming climate? Join Kait as she learns how you can ready your home for a disaster from R…
 
The Environmental Protection Agency under President Trump has rolled back regulations that protect the environment and our health. How much should we be concerned? Join Kait for a chat with Gina McCarthy, who led the EPA under President Obama, and offers her take on the agency’s direction and whether she thinks her legacy is being undermined.…
 
Hurricane Michael ripped through the Southeast U.S. six months ago. The damage at the coast was unreal, but inland, another astounding loss: pecan, timber and row crops. While row crops can be planted again this year, it’ll be a decade before farmers can grow pecans and earn an income. Join Kait as she goes on a journey through the hard-hit farmlan…
 
Switching to reusable bags probably wouldn’t be a huge deal for most of us. But how about ditching bottled shampoo and switching to cloth diapers? In honor of Earth Day, we asked a colleague to try a zero-waste lifestyle. Join Kait and Pam Wright as they uncover the challenges of going waste-free, and get some tips on how to reduce the garbage in y…
 
Are Earth’s resources ours to exploit, or is it our duty to protect them? Join Kait for a chat with the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, head of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., and Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, author of Between God and Green: How Evangelicals are Cultivating a Middle Ground on Climate Change, and find out why more and more church leaders ar…
 
Why are El Niños still so mysterious and what's it like to testify before Congress? Join Kait for a chat with Dr. Kim Cobb, who's technically the director of Georgia Tech’s Global Change program, but more like the Oprah of El Niños, as they cover the climate phenomenon and a research trip fit for a Hollywood script.…
 
Australia is still reeling from a brutal, deadly summer in which intense heat waves killed bats by the thousands. But they’re not the only animals living on the brink of disaster, and a warming world could push some species over the edge. Join Kait and Dr. Bill Laurance, a biologist and expert on Australian wildlife, to find out why two degrees can…
 
As recently as 2008, Democrats and Republicans agreed climate change is a threat that needs to be addressed. Now, it’s one of the most divisive issues in politics. So why did the Republican party reverse its stance? Join Kait for a chat with former Republican congressman Bob Inglis about the politics of climate change, and why it should be on the R…
 
Silence in the Serengeti. Barren rainforests in Brazil. Some say this is the future Earth faces if we don’t reverse course. We’re losing animal species at an unprecedented rate, but are we really in the midst of a sixth mass extinction? Join Kait and guests Dr. Paul Ehrlich, President of the Stanford Center for Conservation Biology, and Mike Gunton…
 
This first episode is your complete guide to navigating the misinformation surrounding climate change and a warming world. Join meteorologist Kait Parker and Dr. Michael Mann, one of the world’s leading experts on the subject, as they answer questions like: What is climate change? Is it climate change or global warming? And is it really our fault?…
 
The evidence of climate change is all around us. But unfortunately, so is the misinformation. That’s why meteorologist Kait Parker decided to follow her passion for scientific exploration with this venture into purpose-filled podcasting. Warming Signs will apply sound science to the issues facing our ailing Earth. But this podcast is anything but s…
 
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