Created by: Earth Rangers
Started: March 11th, 2020
Status: Active, 15 episodes
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Hi Big Melters, I recently got to chat with Nigel Topping – the UN’s high level Climate Champion about the upcoming COP – Conference of the parties, aka. the Mack Daddy of all climate conferences!
I had to get out of the basement for a bit so I decided to podcast on the go from my favourite places of all time: the forest!
Today I’m talking to Damon Gameau about solar panel networks and sea farming and, and, self-driving cars and… Wait… OMG, you need some background, right? Of course…Sorry! I’m just so excited because Damon just released this amazing film called 2040, which I just watched for the second time, and it’s chock full of brilliant green technologies and new ways of thinking about climate change and like, awesome animation and.. . well – just listen to the episode – and then watch the movie here!
Brand new problem? Fake news? Yeah, no!! More like should be totally obvious, is super real, and has been attempted to be hidden for literal decades!! Climate change may seem like a thoroughly modern problem, but scientists have been exploring the question of the earth’s climate for over a hundred years. And while early theories may have been more concerned with predicting ice ages and the outcome of volcanic eruptions some things they discovered still hold up today.
You’ve probably heard more about #preppers in the media lately with the current COVID-19 stuff going on. But trust, the doomsday preppers have been at it already for literal YEARS.
Today we are looking at the big big and the super small… life after climate change and international cooperation… about local effects and nationwide initiatives.
So, there’s a lot going on right now… A LOT…. And I thought it might be kinda cool to talk it out? School is cancelled, which means I have way too much time on my hands… I’m sure most of you are in the same boat. I thought since everyone is following the coronavirus pandemic as it unfolds, and we’re getting news from so many different sources and everything is kinda confusing…
The future; an unknown frontier. A world with technology right at the limit of what’s possible. Where science fiction meets science reality… Or wait – aren’t we there already? At this very moment, there are teams of people working on advanced carbon capture machines. Geneticists designing enzymes that can eat plastic. Even people developing robot minds that could solve the current climate crisis for us… But should we? Knowing it could potentially go wrong?
When Chloe is sent off to live with her mysterious and eccentric grandmother she learns an unbelievable secret. Grandma Ivy is none other than Mother Nature herself! And Chloe is next in line to assume to the power and responsibility of the job. Can a twelve-year old learn to balance the entire world’s ecosystem while just trying to fit in at her new school? Only Mother Nature knows.
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