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.
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.
Today, Nell Larson and Chris Cherniak talk about a number of stories in the news, all fossil related. In the second half, a discussion on how a healthy wolf population makes for thinner elk herds which allow more berries to grow which results in happy bears.
Hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson welcome entomologist Dennis vanEnglesdorp to This Green to talk about his recent paper on the health of bees gathering pollen from plants sprayed with insecticides and other chemicals. The the policy director of HEAL Utah Matt Pacenza talks about why the state needs to pursue cleaner renewable energy resource and why the public should be involved.