For this Earth Day, we’re taking the planet’s pulse—and our own.
With: Robert Gifford, University of Victoria
A psychologist explains the dragons of inaction that keep us from changing our behaviors, even if we know they’re bad for the environment.
With: Edward Maibach, George Mason University
Maibach suggests we start conversations about climate change in unexpected places: Facebook, the doctor’s office, and the TV weather report.
With: Christopher Hein, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
One coastal geologist says that due to climate change, east coast shorelines are shifting… fast. But, he says there may be a way we can help barrier islands preserve vital ecosystems throughout the accelerating changes.
With: Sara O’Brien, Radford University
Synthetic hormones are flooding the waterways, so one biologist is conducting experiments to pinpoint the source of human-made hormones and to determine the consequences of exposure to them. The canary-in-the-coal-mine for O’Brien’s research is the ubiquitous “mosquito fish”.