Category Archives: Full Show

Daniel Kammen: Electricity For All, Part I

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DanKammenHow easy it is to take our electrified world for granted. Right now about 1.2 billion people or about 20% of the global population live without access to electricity. These people can’t read at night, or power their phones to communicate or conduct crucial e-commerce. What if that 20% could access energy, though? How transformative could that be for those 1.2 billion lives? But wait, would that mean a corresponding 20% hike in greenhouse gas emissions? Continue reading

Andrew Revkin: Carbon Divide

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Andrew Revkin.JPGThis week on Sea Change Radio we hear from noted environmental journalist, Andrew Revkin, about a recent Yale/Utah State survey and mapping project designed to capture American attitudes about climate change and related policy. Continue reading

Plight of The Condor

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KellySorensonThe California Condor may not be the prettiest of endangered species, but that doesn’t make it any less important to the ecosystem. Our guest this week on Sea Change Radio is Kelly Sorenson, executive director of the Ventana Wildlife Society, which has been working tirelessly to bring the California Condor back from the brink of extinction, only to encounter another barrier: lead ammunition.  Continue reading

Solazyme Co-Founder Harrison Dillon

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HarrisonDillonWhat’s it like to see an idea grow into something bigger than you ever imagined? This week on Sea Change Radio, host Alex Wise sits down with entrepreneur Harrison Dillon, the co-founder of Solazyme, a biotech company that creates environmentally-friendly synthetic designer oils Continue reading

Greenpeace’s Rolf Skar On Big Paper

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RolfSkar2Money doesn’t grow on trees, but if you’re a paper company, trees are definitely how you make your money. Paper production is one of the leading causes of rainforest loss. Nearly 4 billion trees worldwide are cut down each year for paper. Continue reading

Getting Around: Urban Transport Solutions

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AmandaEakenWe’ve all deliberated ad nauseum about which road to take to avoid traffic. Today’s discussions about transportation choices are more about the mode than the route, with greener options like biking, public transit, and innovative ride-sharing ideas exploding. Continue reading

Naomi Oreskes on “Merchants of Doubt”

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NaomiOreskesA recent Pew survey found that 48% of Americans are still unconvinced that global warming is happening and that human activity is causing it. How can this high level of doubt persist in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence? Our guest today on Sea Change Radio is Naomi Oreskes, co-author of the book Merchants of Doubt. Continue reading

Fracking: There’s Something In The Air

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CarolineCoxThe potential damage posed by hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” to ground water, its contribution to earthquake risk, and overall deceptive practices by the industry, have all been exposed through science and good journalism. Today on Sea Change Radio we explore aspects of fracking that may be less known. Continue reading

Steve Almond on the Post-Jon Stewart Era

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steve-almondWhen Jon Stewart recently announced his plan to leave the Daily Show – the fake news show that has steadily become the go-to news-source for millions of Americans – one fan of the show, Steve Almond, chose to see it as a positive development. Almond, a humorist and author of popular books such as Candyfreak, Against Football, and Rock ‘n Roll Will Save Your Life, believes that Americans have come to lean on savvy, insightful comedic news shows like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report as a sort of crutch, an all-too-often substitute for getting off the couch and making an actual difference in the real world. Continue reading