It looks as though the year of extreme weather we are wrapping up is going to go down as the hottest year on record. Andrew Freedman, senior science writer at Climate Central discusses the implications.
Rabbi Jonathan Neril is the Founder and Executive Director of the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development. The center uses education and activism to tap into the collective wisdom of the world’s religions to promote peace, co-existence and sustainability. Never needed more than right now!
Meet the man behind a move to get President Obama to hold an emergency climate summit
during his first 100 days in office---Bob Doppelt is Coordinator of the National Climate Ethics Campaign. That as Senator Barbara Boxer announces she'll convene a Climate Caucus in 2013.
Natalie Fleming ofEcoScraps and Nikhil Arora,co-founder of Back To The Roots
explain how to reduce food waste and take food that would otherwise be thrown away and turn it into fertile compost and edible plants.
Jeff Orlowski is the producer and director of the new documentary,Chasing Ice. He talks about all the buzz around the just released film. We'll also hear from someone who saw the movie and called it "life-changing" as well as "mind-changing.
Paul Barrett, the Bloomberg BusinessWeek writer whose cover story,It's Global Warming Stupid!, helped get climate change on the minds of more Americans in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, discusses impact of Mayor Bloomberg's endorsement of Barack Obama as well as the President's comments on climate change in today's news conference.
Due to continued interruption from aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, PRN (based in NYC) was unable to produce new programs again this week. I had two great shows lined up that didn't happen but hope to bring some of those interviews to you next week. Thanks for your patience!
Three presidential debates, more than three-hundred minutes of political discussion and not one mention of climate change! Brad Johnson, co-founder of Climate Silence and Forecast The Facts weighs in on what's wrong with this picture and what we can do about it.
Debate number three out of four was---once again--devoid of any mention of climate change though there were volleys over energy policy. Why the reluctance to even utter the words describing the biggest crisis facing the planet? Does it all come down to the fossil fuel industry exerting its heavy influence?
We'll hear from two bloggers on the topic; first Charley Blandy of Blue Mass Group, then Ann Carlson, the inaugural Faculty Director of the Emmett Center on Climate Change and Environment at UCLA School of Law. They both say shame on the candidates for ignoring the obvious.
John Roulac joins Betsy to talk GMO's. The founder and CEO of Nutiva Healthy Superfoods is the sponsor of a couple of new films out about
the dangers of genetically modified organisms. Prop 37 on California's ballot will require food manufacturers to label products made with GMO ingredients.
An outspoken Republican meteorologist will join us about climate reality and why his party should get with the program. The founder of Broadcast Weather, Paul Douglas, tells it like it is from The Twin Cities where there is also evidence of a changing climate.
Green Front contributors Drew Grande of the Sierra Club and Carol Oldham with the National Wildlife Federation share results of a new study showing the power of wind to create jobs, clean energy AND help the economy!
Did you catch Mitt Romney's quip about Obama trying to do something about rising sea levels while floodwaters rose in Louisiana last week? We'll talk about the disconnect with Iowa State Senator, Rob Hogg whose home town of Cedar Rapids is still recovering from the financial toll four years ago of severe flooding.
Here is a report from outside the Democratic Convention in Charlotte on a protest against Duke Energy, a sponsor of the convention. Maura Cowley is the executive director of the Energy Action Coalition.
Greenpeace has sent a letter to Charles Koch asking whether we can expect a position change on their longstanding denial of climate science now that one of its fundees, Dr. Richard Muller---as heard on The Green Front last week---has acknowledged global warming is a real threat. Aliya Haq, a research specialist at Greenpeace focused on climate change and corporate accountability, will also discuss links between a Romney spokeswoman and denial money.
One of the scariest impacts of this summer's record heat and drought is the massive fish die off due to warm water temperatures and shriveling ponds and streams. Todd Polacek, a "limnologist" at Applied Ecological Services joins us to discuss the implications.
The "man of the moment" on climate change joins us--Dr. Richard Muller of BEST (Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature) and a physics professor at UC Berkeley has made headlines this week with his op-ed acknowledging that not only is climate change real, but that humans are "almost entirely the cause". Muller's research is funded in part by the Koch Brothers so this should be interesting.