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Jan 23, 2023

Karen Scrivener is a professor in Switzerland who specializes in concrete research. Peter Fiekowsky is an entrepreneur and writer about climate restoration. Martin Halliwell advises builders on the use of innovative concrete with low carbon footprint. They agree that too much concrete is used by designers who are...


Jan 17, 2023

Lawrence Martin in a singer and Canadian politician of Cree heritage. Brian von Herzen is an expert on ocean permaculture - especially kelp farming. Peter Wadhams is an expert on Arctic sea ice and methane. These people discuss two potential projects -- to refreeze parts of Hudson Bay year-round, and to harvest kelp...


Jan 14, 2023

In geologic history, extinctions have occurred after high levels of atmospheric CO2, when oceans are stratified and archae were well fed and proliferated, producing hydrogen sulfide, a poison often called "swamp gas." Here Franz Oeste, Brian von Herzen and Paul Beckwith discuss the possibility that current conditions on...


Jan 10, 2023

Stephen Sheppard was a founder of the Urban Forestry department, U of British Columbia, where Lorien Nesbitt is now an assistant professor. David Price retired after a career in forestry modeling for Canada's Natural Resources department. We discuss with several Pugwashites the health challenges of urban trees and the...


Jan 5, 2023

Darryl Stellmach is an anthropologist who teaches emergency management at the University of Tasmania in Australia. This is a new career for him, after some 20 years of work coordinating responses to emergency crises around the world, initially with Doctors Without Borders. He became increasingly aware that interventions...