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The podcast that connects you with climate science and policy experts to address some of the most common curiosities about climate change.

Climate Curiosities Podcast Morgan Block

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

The podcast that connects you with climate science and policy experts to address some of the most common curiosities about climate change.

    Glaciers: ICE To Meet You

    Glaciers: ICE To Meet You

    How is climate change impacting ice and our oceans? Why should we care about glaciers? & What actions can we do individually to help? To find out, I called Margaret Lindeman, a fourth-year PhD candidate at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Margaret researches ice sheet-ocean interactions in Greenland.  
     
    Selected readings:  
    Chasing Ice - documentary Scripps Student Spotlight: Margaret Lindeman Global Weirding with Katharine Hayhoe - Youtube channel Weather by Jenny Offill - Book IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate    This episode has been written and produced by Morgan Block as part of her master’s final capstone project at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Music written by Dan Bomer. A special thanks to my capstone committee members who have helped me create this podcast: Dr. Jane Teranes, Dr. Corey Gabriel, and Brittany Hook.

    P.S. Your host, Morgan Block, graduated from the MAS Climate Science and Policy program in June 2020.

    • 21 min
    Geoengineering: Can It Save Us?

    Geoengineering: Can It Save Us?

    What is Geoengineering? Can scientists use technology to save us from the devastating effects of climate change? To find out, I spoke with Geoengineering expert Dr. Kate Ricke, climate scientist and assistant professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego.  
     
    Selected readings:  
    "Climate Geoengineering: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" - Video GESAMP Working Group on Marine Geoengineering & Report A Scientist’s Life: Kate Ricke - Video  This episode has been written and produced by Morgan Block as part of her master’s final capstone project at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Music written by Dan Bomer. A special thanks to my capstone committee members who have helped me create this podcast: Dr. Jane Teranes, Dr. Corey Gabriel, and Brittany Hook.

    • 25 min
    Climate Politics, Human Health, & Morals

    Climate Politics, Human Health, & Morals

    Why is climate change such a polarizing topic, and how can we fix it? Also, how is climate change connected to public health? What are our options for a better, healthier future? To find out, I spoke with Dr. Veerabhadran (Ram) Ramanathan, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. 
     
    Selected readings: 
    Health of People, Health of Planet and Our Responsibility Bending the Curve: Climate Change Solutions™  'Bending the curve' on climate change - University of California video Ramanathan Lab Bending the Climate Change Curve | Veerabhadran Ramanathan | TEDxUCSD  
    This episode has been written and produced by Morgan Block as part of her master’s final capstone project at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Music written by Dan Bomer. A special thanks to my capstone committee members who have helped me create this podcast: Dr. Jane Teranes, Dr. Corey Gabriel, and Brittany Hook.

    • 20 min
    Our Changing Oceans & Oxygen Minimum Zones

    Our Changing Oceans & Oxygen Minimum Zones

    The ocean is so big, do we really need to worry about it? How could climate change actually impact the ocean? Also, are the COVID-19 shutdowns helping mitigate climate change? To find out, I spoke with ocean expert Dr. Yassir Eddebbar, postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. 


    Selected readings: 
    The Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change NASA: Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet NOAA Climate.gov  
    This episode has been written and produced by Morgan Block as part of her master’s final capstone project at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Music written by Dan Bomer. A special thanks to my capstone committee members who have helped me create this podcast: Dr. Jane Teranes, Dr. Corey Gabriel, and Brittany Hook. 

    • 25 min
    Climate Action: What You Need To Know

    Climate Action: What You Need To Know

    What can we actually do about climate change? What are cities like San Diego already doing? To find out, I called sustainability expert Cody Hooven, the Director of the Sustainability Department and the first Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of San Diego.  


    Selected readings: 
    City of San Diego's Climate Action Plan City of San Diego’s Recycling Programs City of San Diego’s Recycling: What Goes Where? - Video  

    This episode has been written and produced by Morgan Block as part of my master’s final capstone project at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego.  Music written by Dan Bomer.  A special thanks to my capstone committee members who have helped me create this podcast: Dr. Jane Teranes, Dr. Corey Gabriel, and Brittany Hook. 

    • 22 min
    Paleoclimatology: Is Climate Change Natural?

    Paleoclimatology: Is Climate Change Natural?

    The climate has changed before, so why are we worried now? How do we actually know climate change is “our fault?” To find out, I spoke to paleoenvironmental expert Dr. Jane Teranes, a teaching professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.  
     
    Selected readings: 
    Fourth National Climate Assessment - Chapter 1: Overview The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)   
    This episode has been written and produced by Morgan Block as part of my master’s final capstone project at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Music written by Dan Bomer. A special thanks to my capstone committee members who have helped create this podcast: Dr. Jane Teranes, Dr. Corey Gabriel, and Brittany Hook. 

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

db0m ,

Extremely interesting and informative

This podcast is perfect for anybody wanting to learn more about the science and solutions of climate change in a fun and accessible way!

sydcoll ,

Super helpful podcast!

This podcast is the perfect place to point people who have any questions about climate change. Also great if you’re looking to take a deeper dive into climate science. Morgan is amazing!!

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