Tag: climate change

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November 3, 2017

Models and data show what’s happening to our planet, but are our conversations about climate change really about something deeper? A biologist poses a challenge to the scientific community, and to all of us: to infuse our debates not only with factual rigor, but with empathy and compassion, too.

Cubans clean a street of Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
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September 11, 2017

The recent hurricanes and wildfires teach us not only about climate change and human folly, but also about the fundamental goodness of people in the face of disaster.

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August 12, 2017

Reflections to hearten life amid chaos and pain — from a new take on efficiency to the breaking and remaking that shape our grief.

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August 1, 2017

A NASA climate scientist wrestles with the story of the ocean’s “long slong to equilibrium,” the ease of modern life, and the whispers that continue after we’re gone.

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May 2, 2016

Our capacity to understand the planet is limited by our perception. With the help of Earth-imaging satellites, Andrew Zolli charts the new vistas of our awareness and finds a renewed ability to see the world whole.

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April 26, 2016

What might you store in a vault meant to preserve your most cherished things for generations to come? Sarah Smarsh shines a light on the stewards preserving earth’s biodiversity from a mountainous vault in Norway.

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March 20, 2016

Coverage of climate change frequently sounds the alarm, summoning our worries and fears to call us to action. After 30 years of climate reporting, Andrew Revkin isn’t worried anymore. A memoir of climate change that places the human condition in the foreground.

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April 27, 2015

New horizons yield new sunsets, as does this round-up of awesome things to read, listen to, and see!

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March 14, 2015

The intellectual rigor of scientists’ training often fails to prepare them for the human emotions that accompany the work. And there are consequences for that objectivity. Faith Kearns is a young scientist who makes a compelling argument for integrating the emotional lives of scientists with their vocation.

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July 12, 2012

The lessons from the Green Patriarch’s environmental summit in Turkey may not rest in facts and data, but in our religious traditions’ knowledge that inspiring people to do what’s best for the good of the whole.

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June 26, 2012

Meeting Jane Goodall was a highlight of our production trip. A photo of the legendary primatologist and conservationist chatting with Krista.

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February 3, 2012

“No matter what the weather is, we always have a will to live.” ~Kaaleeraq Mathaeussen, Inuit fisherman In a village…

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December 11, 2009

The image to the right (larger version) is a scan of one of the pages from our script that I…

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July 21, 2009

Trent Gilliss, online editor Producers and reporters from American Public Media (SOF/Marketplace/American RadioWorks) are gathering to discuss collective climate change…