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One Planet: Tackling The Climate Crisis As We Mark The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Apr 20, 2020

 

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by discussing the Trump administration’s drastic changes to US environmental policies.

In recent years, scientists have been sounding the alarm about the dire consequences of the climate crisis, including the destruction of ecosystems and extreme weather patterns. How are the administration's policies hampering efforts to tackle the climate crisis? And what is the solution? 

 

Later in the show, we'll discuss the Wetland Project, a study of an environmental soundscape. The sounds were recorded in the TEKTEKSEN marsh in traditional WSÁNEĆ territory, located on the Saturna Island, British Columbia. On Wednesday, KALW will celebrate Earth Day with a 24-hour real-time recording of these wetlands.

 

Guests:

 

Michael Mann, professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State and author of The Madhouse Effect 

Noami Oreskes, professor of the History of Science and an affiliated professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University, and author of Why Trust Science? 

 

 

Mark Timmings, multidisciplinary artist and co-producer of the Wetland Project

 

Brady Marks, multidisciplinary artist and co-producer of the Wetland Project

 

Web Resources:

 

Time: We Need Big Government to Save Us from the Pandemic

Newsweek: SEEING THE COVID-19 CRISIS IS LIKE WATCHING A TIME LAPSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE. WILL THE RIGHT LESSONS BE LEARNED? 

National Geographic: Why we won’t avoid a climate catastrophe

Wetland Project