Archives: climate science

California’s Environmental Policy – PW009

Governor of California Jerry Brown’s Senior Policy Advisor, Ken Alex, discusses how California will stay the course on the environment during the Trump era. Also an interview with David Auston, a researcher in the Institute for Energy Efficiency, and Director of the UC TomKat Carbon Neutrality Project at the University of California Santa Barbara. Austin • Read More »


Communicating About Climate Change-PW008

Why is it so hard to communicate about Climate Change? What if the future depended on our  communicating about this better? Two experts in science communications, Susan Joy Hassol and Dr. Edward Maibach talk about how we communicate about climate change and how we might achieve more productive dialogue, today on Planet Watch Radio. Susan Joy • Read More »


The Solutions Project: A Roadmap for Getting the U.S. completely off fossil fuels – PW007

A road map for getting the U.S. completely off fossil fuels by 2050 is the subject of today’s interview with Mark Jacobson, Stanford University professor of engineering and author of The Solutions Project.   Also on the show Dan Sugar, CEO of NEXTracker, a solar company making big strides in sustainable energy, turning data into • Read More »


Adapting to Climate Change: Water & Ecosystems-PW006

On today’s show, two scientists talk about ecosystems and water resources in a changing planet. University of California Santa Cruz evolutionary biologist, Professor Erika Zavaleta discusses her work on ecosystems and how they adapt to extreme changes in climate. UCSC marine scientist Dr. Adina Paytan tells about the Oroville dam failure and shares other unfolding • Read More »


Climate Change: Impact on Plants – PW005

Plants and Climate Change: How will plants survive the wide swings in climate that are expected in the next century? To understand how short-term weather patterns, altered atmospheric composition, and climate change drive plant physiology, the structure of biological communities, and ecosystem processes, join Dr. Michael Loik, Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of • Read More »


Frans Lanting: Nature Photographer – PW004

Internationally acclaimed nature photographer Frans Lanting talks about his recent expedition to Antarctica and Patagonia, tracing the steps of Ernest Shackelton’s infamous expedition to the south pole. Frans Lanting has been hailed as one of the great nature photographers of our time. For three decades he has documented wildlife from the Amazon to Antarctica to promote • Read More »


Mitigating Global Warming by Engineering Carbon Out of the Atmosphere – PW002

Global warming, or human-induced climate change, is a “hot topic” worldwide. Innovations in sustainable energy technologies are being implemented around the world to help reduce CO2 in Earth’s atmosphere, with positive impacts on the climate. But even if CO2 emissions trend downward globally, we will not be able to sufficiently mitigate climate change by just replacing • Read More »