Chris Cherniak

Co-host of KPCW's This Green Earth.

Ways to Connect

Chris and Nell interview award-winning director Robert Stone about his latest documentary “Pandora’s Promise”, a controversial 2013 Sundance film that profiles nuclear power as an important means to reducing fossil fuel consumption, greenhouse gases and climate change.

Sailors Rob Windsor and Hannah Jenner are on the first half of show talking about the Transat Jacque Vabre race, a 5,600 miles sail from Le Havre, France to Itajai, Brazil. Then Kenner Kingston, an architect and partner at the firm of Architectural Nexus, on to talk about the Living Building Challenge.

Today, John Wells welcomes guest host Chris Cherniak. Their first guest is Randy Lewis, USTAR Professor at Utah State University. He talks about how spider silk proteins may form artificial ligaments. Then, Aaron Tilton, President and CEO of Blue Castle Holdings, who served as Vice Chair of the Board for Americans for American Energy.

Nell and Chris speak to Dr. Jeff Masters, meteorologist and co-founder of "Weather Underground,"  then go to the website for all things weather and climate related world-wide. Chris and Nell will get Jeff's thoughts on the IPCC's 5th Assessment Report on Climate Change and his explanation on why there appears to be a "pause" in global warming this past decade. 

Mary McIntyre and Mary Closser come in to talk about The Climate Reality Project and their role as Climate Reality Leaders. Then, we speak to Bernice Notenboom, the host of a new series on the Weather Channel called "Tipping Points." It premiers Saturday, Oct. 19. 

This week,  Carolyn Bollwerk from the Utah Society for Environmental Education is here to discuss USEE’s annual conference at Alta Ski Resort Oct. 24-26th. Then news items including how the federal government shutdown is impacting the environment.

Nell is back with a summary of her trip to Bhutan. Then, an interview with Dan McNulty, professor at Utah State University who is studying Moose population trends within Utah.

The first guest is Brian McInerney, Hydrologist from the National Weather Service, talking about this past summer’s weather. The second guest is former South Carolina Congressman, Bob Inglis.  He’s in town delivering talks on how conservatives can use free-enterprise to address the need for clean energy and clean air.

This Green Earth - September 10, 2013

Sep 10, 2013

Today, Chris Cherniak and co-host Larry Warren speak first with Richard Walji, CEO of Rocky Mountain Power.  After that, they speak with Paul Sabin, author of the new book titled: The Bet, Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble Over Earth’s Future.

 

On today's show, guests Collin Beach and Travis Wright of Park City Compost, LLC, talk about their new business specializing in commercial composting. Then, two Utah State Professors discuss how ecosystems recover from fire.

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