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Mar 9, 2020

Ed Struzik is a writer who travels through the Arctic every summer, observing the changing landscape and the challenges that the Inuit people face in adapting to the fastest-warming area of the world. The trees and shrubs are moving into the tundra. Lightning is more frequent, causing wildfires that exacerbate global...


Nov 29, 2019

Tony McQuail is a prominent organic farmer in Ontario. He and Metta discuss how to feed the future human population of 11 billion by agricultural methods that include "cocktail crops," farming without plowing, and the herding of livestock with electric fences. And yes, such practices also protect wildlife, reduce...


Nov 24, 2019

Trisha Pritikin probably began being exposed to radiation while in utero. She began feeling sick as a teenager and is still partly incapacitated. But she's a lawyer and when the government finally revealed the cause of her illness she became a plaintiff — along with thousands of other downwinders. Now she chairs...


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.


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...