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Northern Latitudes is a Canadian-based podcast dedicated to exploring the people, places, news and events that make the great outdoors great.

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Northern Latitudes is a Canadian-based podcast dedicated to exploring the people, places, news and events that make the great outdoors great.

    Northern Latitudes: Gwynne Dyer - Intervention Earth

    Northern Latitudes: Gwynne Dyer - Intervention Earth

    Episode Title: Intervention Earth: Geoengineering and Our Climate Future Podcast: Northern Latitudes Host: Bill Ault Guest: Gwynne Dyer Release Date: May 13th, 2024
    Introduction:
    In this episode of Northern Latitudes, host Bill Ault is joined by renowned author and historian Gwynne Dyer to discuss his latest book, “Intervention Earth.” The conversation delves into the controversial yet critical topic of geoengineering and its potential role in tackling the global climate crisis.
    Here are some useful links for more information about Gwynne Dyer, his career, and his writings:
    Gwynne Dyer’s Official Website: This site provides comprehensive information about Gwynne Dyer, including a biography, excerpts from his books, and details on his speaking engagements. It also offers access to his articles and updates on his latest work. Gwynne Dyer’s Official WebsiteWikipedia Page on Gwynne Dyer: This page offers detailed information about his personal life, educational background, and extensive works, including his books and documentaries. Gwynne Dyer – WikipediaPenguin Random House Author Page: This page provides details about his publications available through Penguin Random House, highlighting his significant contributions to discussions on military history and current global affairs. Gwynne Dyer at Penguin Random HouseThese resources should give you a well-rounded view of Gwynne Dyer’s professional accomplishments and literary contributions.
    Solar Geo-Engineering: Reports from science academies
    “Reflecting Sunlight: Recommendations for Solar Geo-engineering Research and Research Governance” National Academy of Sciences, 2021.
    The U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) first pointed to geoengineering in their 1977 Energy and Climate report, and with more detail in the 1983 Changing Climate report. The NAS recommended research in 1992 and 2015.
    “Climate Intervention: Reflecting Sunlight to Cool Earth,” National Research Council, 2015.
    “Geoengineering the climate: science, governance and uncertainty,” The Royal Society, 2009.
    The U.K. Royal Society report was the first by a scientific academy focused exclusively on geoengineering.
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    Thank you for tuning into Northern Latitudes.

    • 33 min
    Northern Latitudes: Kristyn Carriere - Chocolate Crafted to Conquer

    Northern Latitudes: Kristyn Carriere - Chocolate Crafted to Conquer

    Host: Bill Ault
    Guest: Kristyn Carriere, Founder of Seven Summits Snacks
    Today, we’re thrilled to have Kristyn Carriere, one of the trailblazing founders of Seven Summits Snacks, join us. Seven Summits Snacks is revolutionizing the way we think about nutrition and energy on the go, with a focus on supporting those who aim to conquer their own summits.
    Kristyn has a BSc. in Nutrition and Food Science from the U of A ('09). It was her stint as a figure skating Princess with Disney on Ice that brought her to Europe. But the chance to create and launch some of the world's best known chocolate brands kept her there for a decade. Back in Canada to start this venture with her sister, she's using her chocolate industry chops to consult for well known brands in Western Canada. Oh, and fuelling her everyday marathoning efforts with chocolate!
    Episode Highlights:
    The Journey Begins: Kristeyn shares the inspiration behind Seven Summits Snacks.Formulating Success: Discover the unique process behind creating nutrition-packed snacks that cater to adventurers and health-conscious individuals alike.Scaling New Heights: Kristeyn discusses the growth of Seven Summits Snacks, from a local startup to a brand looking to expand across borders.Sustainability on the Summit: Learn about the company’s commitment to sustainability and how they’re ensuring their products not only fuel adventures but also protect the planet.Challenges & Triumphs: Kristeyn opens up about the hurdles faced along the journey and how overcoming them has shaped both her personal and professional growth.Advice from the Summit: For aspiring entrepreneurs, Kristeyn shares invaluable advice on resilience, innovation, and the importance of community support in the business world.What’s Next for Seven Summits Snacks: A sneak peek into the future, including new product lines and initiatives aimed at empowering individuals to reach their peak performance.Kristeyn’s journey with Seven Summits Snacks is a testament to the power of vision, perseverance, and innovation. Her story is not just about creating a successful business but about inspiring others to chase their dreams, no matter how high they may seem.
    About Seven Summit Snacks:
    Seven Summit Snacks is a leading innovator in the health food industry, offering a range of snacks designed for the adventurous spirit. With a focus on sustainability, quality, and fueling outdoor endeavours, Seven Summit Snacks is committed to supporting those who seek to explore and preserve the natural world.
    Online
    Internet: www.sevensummitsnacks.com
    Ingstagram: https://www.instagram.com/7summitssnacks/ @7summitssnacks
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/7SummitsSnacks/ @7SummitsSnacks
    youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@7summitssnacks @7summitssnacks

    • 21 min
    Northern Latitudes: Bill Archer - More Than An Eclipse

    Northern Latitudes: Bill Archer - More Than An Eclipse

    Episode Overview:
    Join us this week on Northern Latitudes as we welcome special guest Bill Archer, a mission scientist from the Canadian Space Agency, for a captivating conversation about the sun, solar physics, and of course solar eclipses.
    Host: Bill Ault
    Guest: Bill Archer, Mission Scientist, Canadian Space Agency
    Release Date: April 15th, 2024
    Recommended Resources:
    Books
    "Sun: One Thousand Years of Scientific Imagery" by Katie Barrett and Harry Cliff - This book provides a visual and historical journey through the ways scientists have studied the sun, complete with fascinating imagery.
    "Totality: The Great American Eclipses of 2017 and 2024" by Mark Littmann and Fred Espenak - A guide to understanding and observing solar eclipses, with a focus on those visible in North America.
    Websites
    NASA's Sun Science - NASA Sun Science - Provides up-to-date information on solar missions, research, and educational resources about the sun.
    Spaceweather.com - Spaceweather - Offers daily updates on solar flares, sunspots, and other solar phenomena affecting Earth.
    The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter - ESA Solar Orbiter - Follows the mission exploring the sun's poles and outer corona.
    Mobile Apps
    Eclipse Calculator 2 - Provides times and visibility for solar and lunar eclipses worldwide, along with interactive maps showing the paths of upcoming eclipses.
    Online Courses and Videos
    "The Science of the Solar System" by Caltech on Coursera - A comprehensive course that delves into the physics of the solar system, including detailed modules on the sun.
    TED-Ed Lessons on Solar Phenomena - TED-Ed Solar Lessons - Engaging educational videos covering various topics about the sun and its effects on Earth.

    • 27 min
    Northern Latitudes: Marcy Mahr - Kootenay Connect Project

    Northern Latitudes: Marcy Mahr - Kootenay Connect Project

    Today’s guest is Marcy Mahr, currently the Kootenay Conservation Program’s Kootenay Connect Manager.
    Marcy is a conservation ecologist with a lifelong passion to preserving and understanding the natural world. Her work spans several critical projects, but one that stands out is her involvement with the KCP.
    This innovative initiative is making waves in the realm of environmental conservation by fostering connectivity and protecting biodiversity in the Kootenay region.
    The Kootenay Connect Program is a comprehensive conservation initiative focused on preserving biodiversity and enhancing habitat connectivity across the Kootenay region. By identifying critical areas for wildlife and implementing targeted conservation strategies, the program aims to ensure the mobility and health of species within diverse ecosystems.
    It emphasizes collaborative efforts with local communities, indigenous groups, and stakeholders, integrating scientific research, education, and sustainable development practices.
    The ultimate goal to foster resilient ecosystems and promote a harmonious coexistence between humans and nature, and serve as a model for conservation efforts worldwide.
    Kootenay Connect webpage https://kootenayconservation.ca/kootenay-connect/
    A comprehensive report that features a tour of all 12 Kootenay Connect Corridors that comprise a regional network of connected landscapes -- available on our webpage and also here https://kootenayconservation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/KC-Year-4-Summary-Report_30Sep2023-FINAL.pdf
    An 8-part webinar series Wildlife Corridors and Ecological Connectivity designed by Marcy.
    Access the recordings on KCP's 2024 Winter Webinar Series webpage.

    • 32 min
    Northern Latitudes - Wings of Survival

    Northern Latitudes - Wings of Survival

    Northern Latitudes Podcast: Episode Title - "Wings of Survival "
    Host: Bill Ault
    Guests: Leanna Carriere and Timm Dobert
    Episode Summary:
    In this episode of Northern Latitudes, host Bill Ault takes listeners on an extraordinary journey with guests Leanna Carriere and Timm Dobert. The duo shares their plans for a remarkable self-propelled trip from Alaska to the tip of South America, a journey which will become the foundation of their upcoming documentary, "Wings of Survival." This episode delves into the challenges expected, the planning involved, and the lessons looking to be learned about human endurance, nature's power, and the essence of adventure.
    Resources:
    "Wings of Survival" Documentary Website
    Behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive interviews
    Conservation efforts and how to get involved.
    Connect with Us:
    Follow us on Twitter: @NorthrnLati2des - just resuscitating that one so be patient...
    Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northernlatitudescanada/

    Support the Show:
    If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
    Special Thanks:
    A huge thank you to Leanna Carriere and Timm Dobert for sharing their journey with us. And to our listeners, thank you for embarking on this adventure with us. Your support makes stories like these possible.
    Tune in next time for another episode of Northern Latitudes. Safe travels, everyone!

    • 37 min
    Northern Latitudes: Cori Lausen - Echoes in the Dark (Bats)

    Northern Latitudes: Cori Lausen - Echoes in the Dark (Bats)

    Episode Title: Echoes in the Dark: Unveiling the Mysteries of Bats with Cori Lausen
    Host: Bill Ault
    Guest: Cori Lausen, Director of Bat Conservation, WCS Canada
    Release Date: March 4th, 2024
    Introduction:
    Welcome to episode 30 of Northern Latitudes, where our host, Bill Ault, dives into the mysterious and often misunderstood world of bats. In this eye-opening conversation, we're joined by Cori Lausen, the Director of Bat Conservation for the Wildlife Conservation Society of Canada. Together, they unravel the secrets of these nocturnal creatures and the critical efforts underway to protect them.
    Episode Highlights:
    The Role of Bats in Ecosystems: Cori explains the crucial roles bats play in our ecosystems, such as pest control, pollination, and seed dispersal. She highlights how bats contribute to the health of our environment and the economy, emphasizing their importance in maintaining balanced ecosystems.Threats Facing Bats: The significant threats bats face, include habitat loss, climate change, and the devastating White-nose Syndrome. Cori shares insights into how these challenges have impacted bat populations.Conservation Efforts and Success Stories: Cori shares inspiring stories of conservation success and the innovative strategies being employed to protect bats.Resource Links:
    Wildlife Conservation Society of Canada: Dive deeper into WCS Canada's mission and projects focused on bat conservation at their official website.Bat Conservation International: A wealth of resources and information on how to protect bats worldwide can be found at Bat Conservation International.Canadian Wildlife Federation: Learn about the work being done to safeguard wildlife in Canada, including bats, at the Canadian Wildlife Federation.White-Nose Syndrome Response Team: Stay updated on the fight against white-nose syndrome, a disease decimating bat populations, at White-Nose Syndrome.Bat Week: Participate in or learn more about Bat Week, an annual celebration of bats and their importance to nature, at Bat Week.Thank You:
    A big thank you to Cori Lausen for joining us and sharing her expertise on bat conservation. And, as always, thank you to our listeners for tuning in and supporting our journey through the natural wonders of the Northern Latitudes.
    Contact Us:
    Have questions, comments, or want to suggest a guest for our next episode? Reach out to us at podcast@northernlatitudes.ca.
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    • 39 min

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