Warm Regards
Warm Regards
Warm Regards Podcast
Warm Regards is a podcast about life on a warming planet. The show is hosted by Jacquelyn Gill, a paleoecologist at the University of Maine, and Ramesh Laungani, a biologist at Doane University. Produced by Justin Schell, with transcription and social media support from Joe Stormer and Katherine Peinhardt. Our conversations are often honest and raw, as we talk with newsmakers, researchers, activists, policymakers, artists, and others as we push past the graphs and the headlines to get at the heart of what it means to live and work in a warming world. Our current season focuses on the often unexpected human stories behind climate data, from how it's collected to what we do with it. We're just as much a podcast about what it means to be human as we are about climate change--how we think, decide, love, grieve, change our behavior, and roll up our sleeves to tackle our toughest challenges.
Building our Climate Futures Through Storytelling (Pt. 2), w/Kendra Pierre-Louis and Mary Heglar
In the finale to our season on climate data, we continue our exploration of storytelling as a way to imagine and build climate futures. Jacquelyn and Ramesh first speak with climate reporter and podcaster Kendra Pierre-Louis about science fiction, representation, and her own shift from writing apocalyptic stories to working on the solutions-focused podcast How to Save a Podcast. Next, they speak with Mary Heglar, co-creator and co-host of the Hot Take newsletter and podcast (along with Amy Westervelt), about the authors and works that influenced how she saw her role in a warming world, including Octavia Butler, James Baldwin, and more, as well as the importance of grappling with climate grief and the historical injustices that have given rise to the consequences of climate change, both now and in the future. You can find a transcript of this episode on our Medium page: https://ourwarmregards.medium.com/building-our-climate-futures-through-storytelling-pt-2-w-kendra-pierre-louis-and-mary-heglar-dff39a779957 Kendra Pierre-Louis Her personal website: https://www.kendrawrites.com/ Follower Kendra on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KendraWrites A republished version of her essay about Wakanda and climate change: https://time.com/5889324/movies-climate-change/ All We Can Save: https://www.allwecansave.earth Subscribe to How to Save a Planet: https://gimletmedia.com/shows/howtosaveaplanet Mary Heglar Follow Mary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaryHeglar Listen to Hot Take and subscribe to their newsletter: https://www.criticalfrequency.org/hot-take Climate Change Isn’t the First Existential Threat https://zora.medium.com/sorry-yall-but-climate-change-ain-t-the-first-existential-threat-b3c999267aa0 Feel Something, Learn Something, Do Something: A Care Package for Climate Grief https://medium.com/@maryheglar/feel-something-learn-something-do-something-a-care-package-for-climate-grief-394cc83933d2 Climate and the Personal Essay — A Reading List https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2020/02/11/climate-personal-essay-reading-list/ The big lie we’re told about climate change is that it’s our own fault: https://www.vox.com/first-person/2018/10/11/17963772/climate-change-global-warming-natural-disasters Octavia Butler Parable of the Sower: https://app.thestorygraph.com/books/70962fbf-178f-40f5-882d-510a9f46c70e Official website of the Octavia Butler Estate: https://www.octaviabutler.com The Octavia Butler Legacy Network: http://octaviabutlerlegacy.com The Expanse & Climate Change https://io9.gizmodo.com/if-you-care-about-earth-you-should-watch-the-expanse-1836708366 The Day After Tomorrow & Climate Awareness https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2014/11/the-long-melt-the-lingering-influence-of-the-day-after-tomorrow/ https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/before-and-after-the-day-after-tomorrow/ Katharine Hayhoe: the most important thing we can do about climate change is talk about it: https://www.ted.com/talks/katharine_hayhoe_the_most_important_thing_you_can_do_to_fight_climate_change_talk_about_it?language=en Eric Holthaus: On Being a Climate Person: https://thecorrespondent.com/98/on-being-a-climate-person/12973890622-af2e1b83 You can subscribe to Sustain 267 here or wherever you get your podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sustain267-podcast/id1512446379 Please consider becoming a patron on Patreon to help us pay our producer, Justin Schell, our transcriber, Jo Stormer, and our social media coordinator, Katherine Peinhardt, who are all working as volunteers. Your support helps us not only to stay sustainable, but also to grow. www.patreon.com/warmregards Find Warm Regards on the web and on social media: Web: www.WarmRegardsPodcast.com Twitter: @ourwarmregards Facebook: www.facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast
Mar 29
1 hr 16 min
Building our Climate Futures Through Storytelling (Part 1), w/Eric Holthaus + Kim Stanley Robinson
In the first episode of our two-part finale of our season on climate data, we’re going to focus on fiction, not facts: specifically, on the world-building, future-crafting writers who tell stories to warn us, teach us, inspire us, and motivate us to work for the future of our choosing. In speaking with authors Eric Holthaus and Kim Stanley Robinson, they discuss how hope, empathy, and, of course, climate science and climate data, informed their most recent work, Eric’s The Future Earth and Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future. You can find a link to a full transcript of this episode on our Medium page: https://ourwarmregards.medium.com/building-our-climate-futures-through-storytelling-part-1-feat-5b2a8077e4b1 You can follow Eric Holthaus on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricHolthaus You can read more about and purchase his book, The Future Earth, here: https://bookshop.org/books/the-future-earth-a-radical-vision-for-what-s-possible-in-the-age-of-warming/9780062883162 Finally, you can subscribe to Eric’s newsletter, The Phoenix, here: https://thephoenix.substack.com Kim Stanley (Stan) Robinson: You can read more about and purchase his book, The Ministry for the Future, here: https://bookshop.org/books/the-ministry-for-the-future/9780316300131 A comprehensive, though unofficial, website dedicated to Stan’s work: http://www.kimstanleyrobinson.info On the power of speculative and science fiction: ‘We’ve already survived an apocalypse’: Indigenous writers are changing Sci-Fi: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/14/books/indigenous-native-american-sci-fi-horror.html Afrofuturism, Africanfuturism, and the language of Black speculative literature: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/afrofuturism-africanfuturism-and-the-language-of-black-speculative-literature/ On climate fiction: Climate fiction: Can books save the planet? https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/08/climate-fiction-margaret-atwood-literature/400112/ The influence of climate fiction: an empirical survey of readers: https://read.dukeupress.edu/environmental-humanities/article/10/2/473/136689/The-Influence-of-Climate-FictionAn-Empirical The rise of apocalyptic novels: https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20210108-the-rise-of-apocalyptic-novels With the world on fire, climate fiction no longer looks like a fantasy: https://grist.org/climate/with-the-world-on-fire-climate-fiction-no-longer-looks-like-fantasy/ Amy Brady’s “Burning Worlds” column for the Chicago Review of Books: https://chireviewofbooks.com/category/burning-worlds/ On futurology: Smithsonian will celebrate 175 years with an exhibit about the future: https://www.npr.org/2021/03/01/972409626/smithsonian-will-celebrate-175-years-with-an-exhibit-about-the-future 10 ways science fiction predicted the future: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/10-ways-science-fiction-predicted-future/z6dynrd Please consider becoming a patron on Patreon to help us pay our producer, Justin Schell, our transcriber, Jo Stormer, and our social media coordinator, Katherine Peinhardt, who are all working as volunteers. Your support helps us not only to stay sustainable, but also to grow. www.patreon.com/warmregards Find Warm Regards on the web and on social media: Web: www.WarmRegardsPodcast.com Twitter: @ourwarmregards Facebook: www.facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast
Mar 8
53 min
Indigenous Climate Knowledges and Data Sovereignty
In this episode of Warm Regards, we talk to two Indigenous scientists about traditional ecological knowledges and their relationship with climate and environmental data. In talking with James Rattling Leaf, Sr. and Krystal Tsosie, Jacquelyn and Ramesh discuss how these ideas can challenge Western notions of relationality and ownership, how they have been subject to the long history of extraction and exploitation of Indigenous communities (practices which continue today), but also how Indigenous scientists and activists link sovereignty over data created by and for Indigenous people to larger sovereignty demands. You can find a transcript of this episode on our Medium page: https://ourwarmregards.medium.com/indigenous-climate-knowledges-and-data-sovereignty-4fc756b9476e James Rattling Leaf, Sr. North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center https://nccasc.colorado.edu Rising Voices: https://risingvoices.ucar.edu GEO Indigenous Alliance https://earthobservations.org/indigenoussummit2020.php Oceti Sakowin http://aktalakota.stjo.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=8309 https://americanindian.si.edu/nk360/plains-belonging-nation/oceti-sakowin Tribal Climate Leaders Program: https://cires.colorado.edu/news/tribal-climate-leaders-program Krystal Tsosie You can follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kstsosie Native BioData Consortium https://nativebio.org United States Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network https://usindigenousdata.org CARE Principle for Indigenous Data Governance https://datascience.codata.org/articles/10.5334/dsj-2020-043/ Finally, you can listen to Good Fire at their website or wherever you get your podcasts: https://yourforestpodcast.com/good-fire-podcast Further reading: Several of Kyle Whyte’s papers informed out team’s understanding as we prepared this episode: Indigenous Climate Change Studies: Indigenous Futures, Decolonizing the Anthropocene https://kylewhyte.marcom.cal.msu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2018/07/IndigenousClimateChangeStudies.pdf Indigenous Lessons About Sustainability Are Not Just “For All Humanity” https://kylewhyte.marcom.cal.msu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2018/07/IndigenousInsightsintoSustainabilityarenotforAllHumanity.pdf Too late for indigenous climate justice: Ecological and relational tipping points https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/wcc.603 Dominique M. David-Chavez and Michael C. Gavin, A global assessment of Indigenous community engagement in climate research. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aaf300/meta Eve Tuck & Wayne Wang 2012, Decolonization is not a metaphor https://clas.osu.edu/sites/clas.osu.edu/files/Tuck%20and%20Yang%202012%20Decolonization%20is%20not%20a%20metaphor.pdf For more on how climate change impacts Shishmaref, see Elizabeth Marino’s book, Fierce Climate Sacred Ground: https://www.alaska.edu/uapress/browse/detail/index.xml?id=528 Scott Kalafatis et al., Ensuring climate services serve society: examining tribes’ collaborations with climate scientists using a capability approach: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-019-02429-2 Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals http://www7.nau.edu/itep/main This Teen Vogue article is a nice introduction to land acknowledgements https://www.teenvogue.com/story/indigenous-land-acknowledgement-explained For more on the Land Back movement: https://landback.org/ This Flash Forward episode (with lots of links for further reading) https://www.flashforwardpod.com/2020/11/10/land-back/ The 2Land2Furious project by the Métis in Space podcast creators https://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/back-2-the-land-2land-2furious http://www.metisinspace.com Jacquelyn would especially like to thank Katherine Crocker, who has deeply influenced her own thinking about Indigenous sovereignty and ethical partnerships. Check out her essay, Cricket Egg Stories: http://carte-blanche.org/hiyoge-owisisi-tanga-ita-cricket-egg-stories/
Feb 22
1 hr 28 min
Adapting and Moving in a Warming World, with Beth Gibbons and Dr. Jola Ajibade
This episode of Warm Regards focuses on two more facets of decision making based on data about how the climate is changing. We first talk to Beth Gibbons, the Executive Director of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals. Beth talks to us about the different ways that people working in the field of climate adaptation use climate data to plan for present and future climate conditions, including the different consequences of climate change (sea level rise, water shortages, stronger storms, and more). We also discuss how adaptation efforts can respond to and work to alleviate historical inequalities that make climate change worse for marginalized communities. Next, Jacquelyn and Ramesh talk with Dr. Jola Ajibade, an Assistant Professor of Geography at Portland State University. Dr. Ajibade’s work looks at not just the importance of how we talk about different forms of climate migration (such as planned retreat, managed retreat, and others) but also how it has taken different forms around the world, with uneven levels of success and equity for the individuals and communities moving due to climate change. You can find a transcript of this episode on our Medium page: https://ourwarmregards.medium.com/adapting-and-moving-in-a-warming-world-with-elizabeth-gibbons-and-dr-jola-ajibade-f889dbffcbd1 What is climate adaptation, and how has it been neglected? https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/12/what-is-climate-change-adaptation-and-why-does-it-matter/ For more on how adaptation has been neglected: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/10/adaptation-is-the-poor-cousin-of-climate-change-policy Adaptation isn’t surrender, it’s survival: https://www.wired.com/story/climate-adaptation-isnt-surrender-its-survival/ What is climate resilience? https://www.c2es.org/site/assets/uploads/2019/04/what-is-climate-resilience.pdf The case for managed retreat: https://www.politico.com/news/agenda/2020/07/14/climate-change-managed-retreat-341753 Equitable retreat: the need for fairness in coastal communities: https://e360.yale.edu/features/equitable-retreat-the-need-for-fairness-in-relocating-coastal-communities Climate migration on NHPR’s Outside/In Radio: http://outsideinradio.org/shows/climate-migration Beth Gibbons is the Executive DIrector of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals. https://adaptationprofessionals.org You can follow Beth on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ehgibb?lang=en You can also follow ASAP on Twitter: https://twitter.com/adaptpros Jola Ajibade is an Assistant Professor of Geography at Portland State University. You can learn more about her work at her website: https://sites.google.com/pdx.edu/idowu-ajibade/about And follow her on Twitter: @JolaAdapts Please consider becoming a patron on Patreon to help us pay our producer, Justin Schell, our transcriber, Joe Stormer, and our social media coordinator, Katherine Peinhardt, who are all working as volunteers. Your support helps us not only to stay sustainable, but also to grow. www.patreon.com/warmregards Find Warm Regards on the web and on social media: Web: www.WarmRegardsPodcast.com Twitter: @ourwarmregards Facebook: www.facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast
Feb 8
1 hr 31 min
Environmental Justice and Climate Justice, with Dr. Sacoby Wilson and Dr. Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò
This episode of Warm Regards focuses on the intersections, but also the disconnects, between environmental justice and climate justice movements. First, Jacquelyn and Ramesh talk with Dr. Sacoby Wilson about his work with communities throughout the United States who are facing the consequences of environmental racism, and his beliefs that scientists’ publications are not enough to enact meaningful change for communities struggling with environmental injustice. We then shift to a more global frame, speaking with Dr. Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò on climate colonialism, and how climate change is inextricably linked with the histories of colonialism, and how we can avoid continuing that legacy in a warming future. To view a transcript of this episode, see our Medium page: https://ourwarmregards.medium.com/environmental-justice-and-climate-justice-with-dr-sacoby-wilson-and-dr-dr-ol%C3%BAf%E1%BA%B9%CC%81mi-o-t%C3%A1%C3%ADw%C3%B2-4c9ac0a8587d Show Notes Environmental justice factsheet from the University of Michigan: http://css.umich.edu/factsheets/environmental-justice-factsheet World Resources Institute report on the largest emitters: https://www.wri.org/blog/2014/11/6-graphs-explain-world-s-top-10-emitters Why climate change is an environmental justice issue: https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2020/09/22/climate-change-environmental-justice/ What is climate justice? https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/07/what-is-climate-justice/ Climate change is also a racial justice problem: https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-solutions/2020/06/29/climate-change-racism/ The US is the richest country in the world, with the largest wealth gap: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/23/business/united-states-is-the-richest-country-in-the-world-and-it-has-the-biggest-wealth-gap.html For more about how the response to Hurricane Katrina caused gentrification in New Orleans: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-12/new-orleans-gentrification-tied-to-hurricane-katrina We still don’t know how many people died in Hurricane Katrina: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/we-still-dont-know-how-many-people-died-because-of-katrina/ Don’t repeat the mistakes of the Katrina recovery: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/opinion/hurricane-katrina-irma-harvey.html For more about how communities of color are marginalized in terms of solar power: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/solar-powers-benefits-dont-shine-equally-on-everyone/ To read more about Dr. Sacoby WIlson’s work, visit his University of Maryland website: https://sph.umd.edu/people/sacoby-wilson Dr. Wilson directs the Community Engagement, Environmental Justice and Health Lab https://sph.umd.edu/laboratory-resources/community-engagement-environmental-justice-and-health-ceejh The Lab can also be found on Medium and Twitter: https://ceejhlab.medium.com https://twitter.com/ceejhlab Fumes Across the Fenceline https://www.naacp.org/climate-justice-resources/fumes-across-fence-line/ Coal Blooded https://www.naacp.org/climate-justice-resources/coal-blooded/ Toxic Waste and Race (1987) https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1310/ML13109A339.pdf Toxic Waste and Race at Twenty https://www.ucc.org/environmental-ministries/environmental-ministries_toxic-waste-20/ Yessenia Funes's story on Earther https://earther.gizmodo.com/im-scared-study-links-cancer-alley-air-pollution-to-hi-1843484042 To learn more about Dr. Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò and his work, see his website: http://www.olufemiotaiwo.com You can also follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OlufemiOTaiwo Selected publications by Dr. Táíwò: https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/10/10/case-for-climate-reparations-crisis-migration-refugees-inequality/ https://theconversation.com/how-a-green-new-deal-could-exploit-developing-countries-111726 “The Great Climate Migration,” an article by ProPublica and the New York Times, recommended by Dr. Táíwò https://www.propublica.org/series/the-great-climate-migration
Jan 25
1 hr 20 min
Historical and Volunteer Climate Data, with Cary Mock and Theresa Crimmins
This episode of Warm Regards continues our exploration of the often unexpected stories behind climate data. First we explore historical climatology records with Dr. Cary Mock. These are the measurements and observations of things like wind, pressure, rainfall, and more found in archives and historical societies around the world. Then, we turn to the present and talk with Dr. Theresa Crimmins, Director of the National Phenology Network, about how volunteers can contribute their own climatological and ecological observations. In doing so, they can better understand not only how climate change is affecting their immediate environment, but also assist in large-scale climate change research. For a transcript of this episode, visit our Medium page: https://ourwarmregards.medium.com/historical-and-volunteer-climate-data-with-cary-mock-and-theresa-crimmins-a4f7f7370f23 Show Notes For more on the weather of The Long Winter and the work of meterologist Barbara Mayes Boustead, check out this Boing Boing article by Maggie Koerth: https://boingboing.net/2012/12/11/the-meteorology-of-little-hous.html You can also check out Barbara’s series of recorded presentations about the weather of the Little House books: http://www.bousteadhill.net/lauraslongwinter/ This essay on the Little House books and the “myth of white self-sufficiency” explores the ways that the authors’ political agendas heavily influenced the series: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/in-promoting-the-myth-of-white-self-sufficiency-the-little-house-books-rewrite-history/16545/?fbclid=IwAR3xRlBjiHUuqFoOxC71MqyCl-BRCmSI1z3AuA1mgf40uDrNWWh-1kYk-yM To learn more about the Schoolhouse Blizzard and its influence on weather forecasting, check out the following: David Laskin’s book, The Children’s Blizzard https://bookshop.org/books/the-children-s-blizzard/9780060520762 This interactive website by the National Weather Service (complete with historical accounts): https://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=3b68adee4e9545b7abdd7355ab7fe367 To learn more (including some neat photos of historical documents) about the ‘Year Without a Summer,’ check out this website from the Massachusetts Historical Society: https://www.masshist.org/beehiveblog/2016/11/1815-the-year-without-a-summer/ You can learn more about Dr. Mock’s historical climatology work, including photos of the kinds of documents he works with, at his website: http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/geog/research/climatelab/historical/historical.html You can also follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cary_mock?lang=en Here are some other community and citizen science projects mentioned in the episode that you can get involved in: Zooniverse: https://www.zooniverse.org SciStarter: https://scistarter.org CoCoRHAS: https://www.cocorahs.org ISeeChange: https://www.iseechange.org Visit the National Phenology Network's website to learn more about the organization's history and current projects: https://www.usanpn.org Explore the data visualization tool mentioned in the episode: https://www.usanpn.org/data/visualizations To start contributing your own observations through Nature's Notebook, visit the project's website: https://www.usanpn.org/natures_notebook You can also download the app on the iOS App Store or Google Play: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/natures-notebook/id508465801?ls=1 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.usanpn.android.naturesnotebook Please consider becoming a patron on Patreon to help us pay our producer, Justin Schell, our transcriber, Joe Stormer, and our social media coordinator, Katherine Peinhardt, who are all working as volunteers. Your support helps us not only to stay sustainable, but also to grow. https://www.patreon.com/warmregards Find Warm Regards on the web and on social media: Web: www.WarmRegardsPodcast.com Twitter: @ourwarmregards Facebook: www.facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast
Jan 11
1 hr 15 min
Apocalyptic Narratives, Climate Data, and Hope, with Zeke Hausfather and Diego Arguedas Ortiz
This episode of Warm Regards explores apocalyptic narratives, the role they play in inspiring—or limiting—climate action, and what it means to be hopeful about the future in a changing climate. Jacquelyn and Ramesh talk with Zeke Hausfather about what the latest climate science and data tell us about how much warming we can expect by 2100, and then with Diego Arguedas Ortiz about the different kinds of hope that can help lead to climate action. For a transcript of this episode, see our Medium page: https://ourwarmregards.medium.com/apocalyptic-narratives-climate-data-and-hope-with-zeke-hausfather-and-diego-arguedas-ortiz-8ed6506260d9 Show Notes: You can follow Zeke Hausfather on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hausfath You can also find out more information and see his work at the Breakthrough Institute: https://thebreakthrough.org/people/zeke-hausfather For a more in-depth explanation from Zeke on the RCP 8.5 scenario, see his post on Carbon Brief: https://www.carbonbrief.org/explainer-the-high-emissions-rcp8-5-global-warming-scenario Read the IPCC 1.5 Report that both Zeke and Diego mentioned: https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/ Diego's original article on climate change and hope for the BBC: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200109-is-it-wrong-to-be-hopeful-about-climate-change You can follow Diego on Twitter: https://twitter.com/arguedasortiz?lang=en Learn more about Mothers of Invention at their website: https://www.mothersofinvention.online Please consider becoming a patron to help us pay our producer, Justin Schell, our transcriber, Joe Stormer, and our social media coordinator, Katherine Peinhardt, who are all working as volunteers. Your support helps us not only to stay sustainable, but also to grow. www.patreon.com/warmregards Find Warm Regards on the web and on social media: Web: www.WarmRegardsPodcast.com Twitter: @ourwarmregards Facebook: www.facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast
Dec 28, 2020
1 hr 13 min
Climate Data and Climate Activism, with Meg Ruttan Walker and Lucky Tran
This episode is all about the intersections of climate data and climate activism. Jacquelyn and Ramesh speak with two climate activists, Meg Ruttan Walker and Lucky Tran, who have come to this work from very different backgrounds, but who both realize that it takes a diversity of voices and tactics to achieve success. For a transcript of this episode, see our Medium page: https://ourwarmregards.medium.com/climate-data-and-climate-activism-with-meg-ruttan-walker-and-lucky-tran-23dc78122c44 Show Notes: Emma Marris’ Nature article about scientists getting political: https://www.nature.com/news/is-donald-trump-pushing-more-scientists-towards-political-activism-1.21130 314 Action: https://314action.org/ New York Times article about scientists finding a political pulse: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/06/science/donald-trump-scientists-politics.html Jacquelyn’s Rally for Science remarks: https://contemplativemammoth.com/2017/02/19/science-for-everyone-my-rallyforscience-remarks/ H. Holden Thorp's recent editorial, "Let's Not Overthink This": https://science.sciencemag.org/content/370/6519/887 Meg Ruttan Walker on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TricksyRaccoon Material Memory Podcast: https://material-memory.clir.org/category/podcast/ 350.org: https://350.org More about the importance of 350ppm https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-the-world-passed-a-carbon-threshold-400ppm-and-why-it-matters Photos of the climate protest that Ramesh’s students organized: https://photos.app.goo.gl/PKF8bPu7YVYmEuCB8 Lucky Tran's website: https://www.luckytran.com/ Lucky Tran's 2020 talk at the American Geophysical Union, "How Activism and Movements Advance Science Policy and Social Justice": https://youtu.be/diuud5_zT-w March for Science: https://marchforscience.org/ The IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C Warming, as opposed 2°C Warming: https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/ Please consider becoming a patron to help us pay our producer, Justin Schell, our transcriber, Joe Stormer, and our social media coordinator, Katherine Peinhardt, who are all working as volunteers. Your support helps us not only to stay sustainable, but also to grow. www.patreon.com/warmregards Find Warm Regards on the web and on social media: Web: www.WarmRegardsPodcast.com Twitter: @ourwarmregards Facebook: www.facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast
Dec 14, 2020
1 hr 15 min
Climate Data and Art, Part 2 - World Without Ice and Daniel Bird Tobin
This episode of Warm Regards, the second of two that explore climate data as art, looks at more immersive and embodied experiences of climate data. First, an exploration of the multimedia installation World Without Ice, from producer Justin Schell, and then a conversation between Jacquelyn and Daniel Bird Tobin, who evocatively utilizes theater to help people imagine sea level rise in their own immediate communities. If you haven’t listened to our first episode climate data as art, which featured conversations with Jill Pelto and the founders of the Tempestry Project, you can find it in our podcast feed or at our website: https://warmregardspodcast.com/episodes/climate-data-and-art-part-1-the-tempestry-project-s1!2effc For a full transcript of this episode, please visit our Medium page: https://ourwarmregards.medium.com/climate-data-and-art-part-2-world-without-ice-and-daniel-bird-tobin-66f2b3e0290c Show Notes For more information on American opinion polling on climate change impacts, check out the latest Yale Project on Climate Change Communication surveys from April 2020: https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/climate-change-american-mind-april-2020b.pdf The website for the World Without Ice installation: https://www.WorldWithoutIceInstallation.com World Without Ice, the book by Dr. Henry Pollack that inspired the work: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6677106-a-world-without-ice You can also learn more about the works of the three composer-artists who created the sonic and visual dimensions to the project: Michael Gould: https://www.gouldmusic.com/ Stephen Rush: http://stephenjrushmusic.com/ Marion Tränkle: http://mariontraenkle.eu/ For much more detail on the dataset used by Rush for the composition, visit the GISS Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP), visit its site on the Godard Institute for Space Studies: https://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/ Note, the values used in the story to calculate the musical notes are from the meteorological year (December-November), rather than the calendar year (January-December). Calendar year calculations artificially split the coldest months of the year into different seasons, which can result in slightly skewed data. You can learn more about John Cage at the site run by the John Cage Trust: https://johncage.org If you want to start with one of Cage’s books, go with Silence: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/765651.Silence Here are links to the other ice-based art projects mentioned: Ice Watch: https://olafureliasson.net/archive/artwork/WEK109190/ice-watch Luftwerk’s Requiem: A White Wanderer: http://luftwerk.net/projects/white-wanderer/ Matthew Burtner’s Glacier Music: https://www.ravellorecords.com/catalog/rr8001/ For more information about potential climate change impacts on sea level rise, this is a nice explainer from the NOAA website: https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/climate-change-global-sea-level You can find out more about Daniel Bird Tobin and his work, including Flooding the Beach, at his website: https://www.danielbirdtobin.com Center for Communicating Science at Virginia Tech: https://communicatingscience.isce.vt.edu You can learn more about Peter Sforza’s work at his website: https://www.cgit.vt.edu/people/biographies/peter-sforza.html Finally, Daniel Bird Tobin wanted to make sure he thanked Patty Raun and Carrie Kroehler for their leadership of the Center. Please consider becoming a patron to help us pay our producer, Justin Schell, our transcriber, Joe Stormer, and our social media coordinator, Katherine Peinhardt, who are all working as volunteers. Your support helps us not only to stay sustainable, but also to grow. www.patreon.com/warmregards Find Warm Regards on the web and on social media: Web: www.WarmRegardsPodcast.com Twitter: @ourwarmregards Facebook: www.facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast
Nov 30, 2020
1 hr 6 min
Climate Data and Art, Part 1 - The Tempestry Project and Jill Pelto
This episode of Warm Regards, the first of two on the intersections of climate data and art, will feature conversations with Emily McNeil and Justin Connolly, founders of the Tempestry Project, which uses climate data to create patterns that people can knit into scarves and tapestries, and Jill Pelto, a visual artist who incorporates climate data into a variety of natural landscapes. First, though, some thoughts on the US presidential election from our very relieved hosts. Show Notes Please visit our Medium page for a photos and images from the episode, as well as a full transcript: https://ourwarmregards.medium.com/climate-data-and-art-part-1-the-tempestry-project-and-jill-pelto-d7bc6882c6c7 You can find out more about the Tempestry Project and get your own kit at their website: https://www.tempestryproject.com/ You can see some of the Tempestries created for US National Parks at this gallery: https://spark.adobe.com/page/SynDUSs9izWdc/ To learn more about Warming Stripes, and create a custom visualization for your area, visit the project's website: https://showyourstripes.info/ For more about Jill Pelto and her work, visit her website: http://www.jillpelto.com/ You can also purchase prints of Jill Pelto's work at her Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/GlaciogenicArt Please consider becoming a patron to help us pay our producer, Justin Schell, our transcriber, Joe Stormer, and our social media coordinator, Katherine Peinhardt, who are all working as volunteers. Your support helps us not only to stay sustainable, but also to grow. www.patreon.com/warmregards Find Warm Regards on the web and on social media: Web: www.WarmRegardsPodcast.com Twitter: @ourwarmregards Facebook: www.facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast
Nov 16, 2020
1 hr 2 min
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