Warming Signs show

Warming Signs

Summary: Warming Signs with Kait Parker is a podcast that tackles pressing environmental issues with wit and expertise. She’ll go beyond the headlines to inspire both action and hope. Join her every other Tuesday at noon.

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 Why Climate Communicators Are Turning Talking Points into Punchlines | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:45

Join Kait Parker as she interviews Beth Osnes and Maxwell Boykoff about their research on humor and climate change.

 How a Small Reef Caused a Big Beef | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:10

How a Small Reef Caused a Big Beef

 The Lessons Climate Change Can Teach us About Pandemics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:23:33

Join Kait for a chat with Dr. Jon Foley of Project Drawdown, and see how we created what he calls a “biological storm” that unleashed a pandemic on the planet’s population.

 Do People Have to be Sick for Our Planet to be Healthy? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:15

Join me for a conversation with Dr. Jacqueline Klopp, and hear her take on whether these recent environmental gains can become permanent.

 Climate Change, COVID-19 & Outbreaks in a Warming World | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:12

This week Dr. Mona Sarfaty and Kait delve into the relationship between infectious disease and climate change, and how the response to COVID-19 can offer lessons to those charged with protecting our planet.

 High School Students Race to Rescue a Disappearing Coast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:13:48

Some school districts across the country have kept climate change off the curriculum, but for one high school in New Orleans, it’s the focus. New Harmony, a first-of-a-kind charter school, teaches coastal ecology and sea level rise as Louisiana races to preserve its coast. Join Kait as she learns how a new generation is stepping up to the challenge.

 What Melting Glaciers Mean for Our Food Supply | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:32

When glaciers melt, they trigger a domino-effect that could one day end at your dinner plate. Join Kait for a chat with Dr. Ted Scambos, a senior research scientist at Earth Science Observation Center. He breaks down the connection between the health of glaciers and our food supply.

 Economy of Change: How Poor Communities are Affected by a Warming World | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:19:12

Some sections of our population bear more of the burden in a warming world, and it’s not just the folks who live on the coast. Join Kait for a discussion with Catherine Flowers, a senior fellow at the Center for Earth Ethics, who knows first-hand how disproportionately poor communities are affected by climate change.

 Trouble Brewing for Beer, Thanks to Climate Change | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:08

Could your brew be in jeopardy? Made from hops and barley, beer is at risk of becoming more difficult to make due to changing weather patterns and water scarcity. Can new ideas and innovation save your favorite brand? Join Kait Parker as she speaks to Maisie Devine from Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer.

 How a Warming World Could Leave 30% of Us Underwater | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:06

Join Kait for a chat with Dr. Ayana Johnson. She’s a marine biologist who specializes in helping coastal cities become resilient. What she says about the future of our coastlines might have you thinking twice about buying a beach house.

 How Your Climate Actions Are Being Used Against You | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:59

Who is really behind the push to stop flying in the name of climate change? Or to stop using straws and to stop eating meat? Dr. Michael Mann argues that both individual action and institutional change are needed to tackle a warming world -- however, there are also some nefarious tactics being used in that fight. Join Kait Parker and Dr. Mann on Warming Signs.

 Can Cutting Out Meat Curb Climate Change? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:44

Meatless options are popping up everywhere you look. Some are touting them as a game-changer in a warming world. Join Kait for a chat with Dr. Jason Rowntree, an agricultural expert who specializes in resilience farming. You’ll want to hear his insights before you say bye-bye to burgers.

 How Winter Weather Is Changing in a Warming World | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:59

How are disappearing sea ice and changes in the Arctic influencing winter weather in the U.S.? Join Kait for a chat with Dr. Judah Cohen, director of seasonal forecasting at Atmospheric and Environmental Research, a Verisk business, as they break down what a warming world means for winter weather.

 Freed from ‘Whale Jail,’ But Not Out of Danger | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:23:04

Join Kait for a chat with Charles Vinick of the Whale Sanctuary Project and oceanographic explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of Jacques Cousteau, for a chat about the future the freed whales face in a warming world.

 Why Big Cats Are Suffering Big Losses | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:37

Lions have always captured our imaginations. Join Kait for chat with Dr. Amy Dickman, a conservation biologist at Oxford University, and find out why an animal with no natural predator faces an uphill battle for survival.


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