Archives: coastal threats

Save Our Shores – Advocate for Ocean Conservation-PW083

Save Our Shores is an ocean conservation organization in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Led by Executive Director Katherine O’Dea, the Save Our Shores team of scientists, ecologists, educators, and conservationists are passionate about protecting the Monterey Bay and are making waves nationally as advocates for the world’s oceans. Today, O’Dea visits Planet Watch • Read More »


What to do About the Human Predicament? A Conversation with Friends-PW081

Friends visit Planet Watch’s Joe Jordan for a free-ranging conversation on what an “everyday person” can do about the consequences of anthropogenic climate change, including our attitudes and actions when confronted catastrophic floods, droughts, crop failures, world hunger, the extreme decline in biodiversity, and a world on fire. Jack Nelson, Surrey Kent, and Diane Warren, • Read More »


Sea Level Rise & Coastal Environmental Policy Expert Will Travis-PW078

Rebroadcast of our interview with Will Travis, expert on environmental policy implications of sea level rise due to out-of-control climate. Former California Coastal Commissioner and sea-level-rise expert Will Travis talks about revolutionary ways cities can adapt to rising sea levels. Thinking outside the box of permanent buildings, he suggests radical re-thinking on how city planning • Read More »


Mary Silver: Ocean Science Pioneer-PW061

We present a conversation with Dr. Mary Wilcox Silver,Professor Emeritus of Ocean Sciences, one of the first women to head a major Ocean Sciences department at a UC. Her works focuses on phytoplankton and ocean food webs. What do phytoplankton have to do with Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, The Birds? Find out how Mary Silver figured • Read More »


Protecting America’s Coastline-PW057

In this podcast we present an interview with former Director of the California Coastal Commission, Charles Lester. Lester presided over the most powerful regulatory body in the nation when it comes to coastal protection under Governors Davis, Schwarzenegger, and Brown. He’ll talk about protecting our coasts against drilling, development and sea level rise among other • Read More »


Offshore Oil Drilling Proposal Threatens Coastlines Across U.S.-PW054

The president’s efforts to open most of the U.S. coastlines to oil drilling has sparked a bipartisan condemnation and resistance across most of the affected states. In this episode we hear from Dan Haifley, Executive Director of O’Neill Sea Odyssey and former Director of Save Our Shores about efforts to resist drilling of California and • Read More »


BlueMind:Your Brain on Water-PW048

Why do our brains behave so differently around water, and how can we harness that relationship to clean up the rivers and oceans of the earth? We talk with best-selling author and marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols about his book BlueMind and the new book he’s writing about ways to save the blue part of • Read More »


City Climate Action Coordinator: Tiffany Wise-West of Santa Cruz, California – PW012

Climate Action Coordinator for the city of Santa Cruz, California – Dr. Tiffany Wise-West discusses the city’s Climate Action Plan and the process of preparing for sea level rise. She explains the distinctions between climate mitigation and adaptation and describes the city’s  first sea level rise vulnerability and social vulnerability assessments, in which her team • Read More »


California Assemblymember Fred Keeley, Environmental Champion – PW010

A visit with former California Assemblymember and environmental champion, Fred Keeley. Fred has been an advocate for the oceans and land for as long as he’s been in politics. He was recently instrumental in the designation of the Santa Cruz County Cotoni Coast Dairies land as a national monument. Keeley lectures on local and state • Read More »