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086 Arctic Permafrost and Trees

Nov 16, 2019

David Price models ecological systems for the Canadian government--mostly forests. He and Robin Collins discuss with Metta where to plant a trillion new trees. They agree it's best to pay to have them planted in tropical areas, not in the Arctic. But David doubts the value of woolly mammoths in Siberia.


Nov 12, 2019

Michel Duguay, an engineering professor at Laval University, reassures Metta that there’s nothing to worry about when it comes to electric grids. He does worry about the use of coal energy and about the record of mass killings, but he hopes genomics will solve warfare.

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Oct 31, 2019

William Ryerson heads the Population Media Center, which develops serial melodramas with messages: mainly stories that lead people to change their minds about various reproductive health issues. He and Metta agree that television shows are highly influential, informing (or misinforming) people in powerful ways. The best...


Oct 23, 2019

Noah Weisbord, a law professor at Queens University, worked on the committee that defined the crime of aggression (previously called (the crime against peace”) that is now an enforceable international law. A ruler who starts a war can be personally arrested, tried, and imprisoned. Noah and Metta discuss the effort to...


Oct 17, 2019

Reiner Braun is co-president of the International Peace Bureau. He updates Metta on the exciting and dangerous current period, when a new world order is developing in which the US is declining and China, among others, is rising. Europe's response to Trump is to go it alone, developing their own military. What will...