Archives: Hope

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 »


No More Mermaid Tears-PW077

#KidsGetIt !  Today, July 1, 2018, on Planet Watch, our guest is Ruby Rorty who, at age 14, founded the Santa Cruz Environmental Alliance http://santacruzenvironme.wixsite.com/scea a youth-led organization with the goal of empowering young people as ocean defenders capable of addressing coastal plastic pollution. One of Ruby’s initiatives, #NoMoreMermaidTears , raises awareness about small pieces of glass • Read More »


Saving American Democracy and the Planet -PW069

A conversation with David Orr, writer and professor emeritus of environmental studies and political science from Oberlin College about the future of American democracy. What do we do to repair the damage being done to our basic institutions by the current administration? What happens after 2018, 2020, and next week if there is a constitutional • Read More »


Earth Island Editor Emeritus Gar Smith-PW047

Today Gar Smith speaks on Planet Watch Radio about the environmental impacts of war and efforts to create a more peaceful world. Gar Smith is editor emeritus of Earth Island Journal and a former editor of Common Ground magazine. He lives in Berkeley, California, where he serves as director of the non-profit Academic Publishing Inc. He • Read More »


Solar Car Racing Champion – PW026

Solar energy! The sun can provide clean energy and can save you money. Find out from solar expert Jack Martin how he won a solar car race with a vehicle he built,  and why. Community College teacher “Sustainable Jack”, who has taught solar installation to thousands, discusses alternative energy and environmental issues on his show • Read More »


Climate Change in the Classroom-PW014

How are educators approaching the topic of climate change in the classroom? Two retired high school science teachers, Pauline Seales and Roland Saher,  talk about their efforts to bring the next generation up to speed on the science of climate change, the probable consequences of denying and delaying mitigation measures, policy issues, and solutions.