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Stories and conversations about planetary change. Hosted by Mike Osborne, Miles Traer, and Leslie Chang.

Supported by Stanford Earth and Worldview Stanford.

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Stories and conversations about planetary change. Hosted by Mike Osborne, Miles Traer, and Leslie Chang.

Supported by Stanford Earth and Worldview Stanford.

    Shrinkage

    Shrinkage

    What happens to Earth's biology when we heat up the planet? Weird stuff, that's what. For example, everything gets smaller. As in shrinkage. Weird, right? We talk to Jen Sheridan in this conversation about why warming = smaller.

    • 29 min
    Explainer: The Impact of Climate Denialism

    Explainer: The Impact of Climate Denialism

    Sometimes it seems like the only reason we haven't had meaningful action on climate change is because of the decades-long effort to mislead the public. But is that true? Just how important is climate denialism? In this 3rd installment of our explainer series, Aaron Strong helps us tackle that thorny question.

    • 20 min
    Explainer: Why Cows Are So Damned Bad for Warming

    Explainer: Why Cows Are So Damned Bad for Warming

    Cows are...a problem. Especially when it comes to global warming. With an assist from Zeke Hausfather, In this installment of our explainer seires we do our best to answer (quickly) why exactly cows and beef are such a big deal.

    • 14 min
    Explainer: The Origin of 2 degrees

    Explainer: The Origin of 2 degrees

    In this first in our new explainer series, we dive into the origins of the number 2 degrees C. How did that number come to be an international target, and what's its significance anyway? Professor Aaron Strong of Hamilton College explains.

    • 28 min
    Waste-Free World, with Ron Gonen

    Waste-Free World, with Ron Gonen

    We all kinda know that the global waste stream is a crazy big problem, but, in terms of just bottom line dollars, most of the time we don’t think about what waste COSTS. So, where might there be big opportunities today to totally rethink everything we throw away? In today’s episode, Ron Gonen answers that question and paints a picture of the past, present, and future of waste in America. 

    • 47 min
    Carbon Valley, Ep1

    Carbon Valley, Ep1

    Today is a guest spot featuring Episode 1 of Carbon Valley, a new series from Wyoming Public Media. In the coal capital of the country, in the least-populated state in the union, leaders had to make a move. So, they turned to a silver bullet and brought in a $20 million competition to jumpstart a new era for coal country. Along the way, an unlikely ally emerges: a skateboarding environmentalist.

    • 38 min

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Science is something we humans do

Along with many other things like altering the climate of our home planet. This podcast covering the vastness of time and the human relationship to the earth, bringing together some amazing and cutting edge thinkers and the latest research in biology, geology, and climate science.

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A+ homerun podcast

Very smart but down-to-earth co-hosts. Seriously amazing guests. One of the only podcasts whose archives I even find worth going back and listening to, it’s that good. Up there w Entitled Opinions as an all-time great podcast.

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