Episode 20: Global Warming & The Poor
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by Stevi
2M ago
The economy is one topic that always  comes up during any discussion of global warming. But, what about those people who are often overlooked by the modern dog-eat-dog global markets of today? In this episode, we discuss how global warming affects those who are poor more than anyone else as well as how global warming is preventing those in poverty from escaping poverty. Sources: Environment and Development Economics Journal:  https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/environment-and-development-economics/article/poverty-and-climate-change-introduction/EAE3DA276184ED0DAEE6062E5DB0DB17 ..read more
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Episode 15: Biomass, Geothermal, & Tidal Energy
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1y ago
This episode focuses on biomass, geothermal, and tidal energy. I explain what each of these energy sources are, how they work, and the advantages and disadvantages to using them.   BiomassEnvironmental Impact Assessment (EIA) https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/biomass/ National Geographic https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/biomass-energy/ Sierra Club https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/landfill-gas-qa.pdf National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/lfg.pdf Energy Sage Enviromental Impacts https://www.energysage.com ..read more
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Episode 11: Oil
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by Stevi
1y ago
Wars have been fought for it, people have made their careers finding it, and the world runs on it. Oil is one of the most sought after resources in the world, but is it good for the planet? In this episode, I talk about what oil is and why it is bad for the environment. Fun Story: I had to many sources so my character count ran out. All of the names of the sources are hyperlinks so you should be able to click on them to get to the source's website. Sources: Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) Student Energy: Conventional Oil Conventional Na ..read more
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Episode 8: Summary of the Greenhouse Effect & Greenhouse Gases
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1y ago
Want to know how evaporation and poop play a role in climate change? This episode is a summary of episodes 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, and 7 where we learned all about the greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases, and how they are influencing global warming. If you would like to know more about any of the topics described, make sure to listen to the episode pertaining to it or commenting on Instagram or in the comment section.  Music: “News Theme” by Kevin MacLeod licensed under CC BY. Edited to be shorter but content was not changed.  Link to Song Profile: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4122 ..read more
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Episode 3: The Australian Wildfires
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by Stevi
1y ago
In 2019, Australia began to fight the flames of wildfires that wouldn't last days or weeks; they would last for months. In the face of the tragedy of lost lives and the courage of those intent on fighting the flames, what is really happening in Australia? Why is it happening? Why didn't the government do something to prevent the fires in the first place? Learn about the Australian Wildfires in this episode. Link for Donations: https://nytimes.com/2020/01/06/world/australia/help-australia-fies.html  Links for Sources: https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/01/australia/australia-fires-explainer-intl ..read more
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Episode 2: Carbon Dioxide
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by Stevi
1y ago
As the greenhouse gas with the most emissions, Carbon Dioxide has become a household name. But, what do you really know about it? In this episode, you will learn about Carbon Dioxide's characteristics, sources, and some of the action being taken to prevent further emissions Carbon Dioxide: https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/overview-greenhouse-gases https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/climate-change-atmospheric-carbon-dioxide Where emissions come from: https://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/news_docs/jrc-2016-trends-in-global-co2-emissions-2016-report-103425.pdf Deforestation:&n ..read more
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Episode 17: Extreme Heat & Droughts
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by Stevi
1y ago
Even though I always tell you that global warming is more than an increase in the temperatures we see on the news everyday; we cannot forget that global warming does cause an increase in our daily temperatures. In this episode, I discuss how climate change is making instances of extreme heat and droughts more frequent and more intense. Sources: Heat Safety Sheet from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) + National Weather Service https://www.weather.gov/grb/heat National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) https://www.nrdc.org/stories/drought-everything-you-need-know British Broad ..read more
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Episode 13: Economy & Fossil Fuels
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by Stevi
1y ago
Are fossil fuels actually beneficial for our economies? Is renewable energy really more expensive? Are there more jobs in the fossil fuel sector? In this episode, I argue against three myths about the economics behind fossil fuels. Sources: New Scientist: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2219927-us-green-economy-has-10-times-more-jobs-than-the-fossil-fuel-industry/ Forbes:  Cost: https://www.forbes.com/sites/dominicdudley/2019/05/29/renewable-energy-costs-tumble/#3c286a11e8ce Subsidies: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesellsmoor/2019/06/15/united-states-spend-ten-times-more-on-foss ..read more
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Episode 10: Fossil Fuel Basics & Coal
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by Stevi
1y ago
One of the most common topics that comes up anytime anyone talks about global warming is fossil fuels and their impact on the environment. But, what is a fossil fuel? Why are they so bad? Is the talk about more than just climate change? All of these questions and more will be answered in this three part series about fossil fuels. In this episode, we discuss the basics of fossil fuels and then talk about coal, the dirtiest of the fossil fuels. Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) https://www.nrdc.org/stories/fossil-fuels-dirty-facts American Gas Association (AGA) https://www.aga.org/natura ..read more
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Episode 19: The Ocean
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1y ago
To say that humans are reliant on the ocean is an understatement; civilization as we know it would have been impossible without the use (and often times misuse) of it. Though we may not realize it, we also rely on the ocean to store a massive amount of heat and greenhouse gases. But, how much longer can the ocean keep up with this major task? What are the effects of this? In this episode, we talk about the ocean's role in fighting global warming, how global warming is affecting the ocean, and more.  World Wildlife Fund:  https://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/how-climate-change-rela ..read more
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