Warm Regards

Warm Regards

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Warm Regards is a podcast about the warming plane…


A Religious Response to Climate Change
May 29 • 42 min
Ramesh Laungani and Sarah Myhre cover the overlap of the climate and extinction crises before inviting on Rev. Susan Hendershot and Rev. Brian Sauder of Interfaith Power and Light for a discussion around climate action across beliefs and worldviews.…
The Dangers of Doing Science in the Field
May 8 • 49 min
In a very timely and poignant conversation, Jacquelyn Gill, co-host Sarah Myhre and geologist Jane Willenbring share their personal experiences of when they found themselves in uncomfortable and unsafe situations while doing research in the field. Follow…
Is Climate Science Easier to Swallow as Science Fiction?
Apr 10 • 51 min
Jacquelyn Gill and Ramesh Laungani chat about the Green New Deal and bittersweet arrival (almost) of spring before welcoming journalist author and “culture doctor” Annalee Newitz on to talk about communicating climate science through science fiction. In…
Empowering Women to Chill Out the Planet: Climate and Gender Equity with Dr. Katharine Wilkinson
Mar 25 • 53 min
Jacquelyn Gill introduces new rotating co-host Mary Annaïse Heglar and welcomes Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, VP of Communication and Engagement for Project Drawdown, for a chat about gender equality, climate change, remembering self-care for climate leaders…
Can we fix it? A serious look at where geoengineering stands
Mar 13 • 50 min
It’s been an exceptionally long and harsh winter in North America and it has Jacquelyn thinking about what is and isn’t in our control. On the topic of climate, such thoughts can lead to the controversial topic of geoengineering. Jacquelyn and Ramesh have…
Meet the youth pushing for a Green New Deal on the local level
Feb 14 • 40 min
Ramesh Laungani and guest co-host Joe Mascaro speak with young activists Olya Wright and Lily Gardner from iMatter Youth about their efforts to bring about real climate reform. It’s a conversation that will leave you impressed, inspired and hopeful for…
What We Talk About When We Talk About Climate (and where and how we do it)
Dec 17, 2018 • 40 min
Co-hosts Jacquelyn Gill and Ramesh Laungani welcome scientist, columnist and author Dana Nuccitelli on to take a broad look at the media landscape when it comes to talking climate change. Also: trilobites, bears and berries, oh my! -…
Is Climate the Greatest Story Rarely Told?
Nov 28, 2018 • 44 min
Jacquelyn and Ramesh chat with Columbia University climate scientist and storyteller Kate Marvel about a fairy tale she wrote. Also, do Dragons like pizza? Check out “Slaying the Climate Dragon:”…
The Surprising Truth About Environmentalists and Voting
Nov 2, 2018 • 49 min
Co-hosts Jacquelyn Gill and Ramesh Laungani talk to Nathaniel Stinnett of the Environmental Voter Project about the problems and the potential of environmentalists’ track record on voting, and just in time for Election Day in the U.S. (Special thanks to…
How climate change is being confronted from space
Oct 16, 2018 • 45 min
Co-hosts Ramesh Laungani and Sarah Myhre chat with scientist turned satellite guru Joe Mascaro of Planet Labs about how cubesats and satellite constellations can change the way we understand and address climate change. Planet Labs: https://www.planet.com/…
How Citizens Climate Lobby Creates Green Solutions From Red and Blue
Sep 11, 2018 • 57 min
Ramesh Laungani, Sarah Myhre and Andy Revkin chat about Carbon Fees and also talk to Steve Valk with Citizens’ Climate Lobby about work across all aisles on climate solutions. More on the Washington State Carbon Fee:…
Voices of the Future: Hope for Climate, Science and Climate Science
Sep 4, 2018 • 45 min
Co-hosts Jacquelyn Gill and Ramesh Laungani went to the Ecological Society of America meeting and spoke to scientists from around the world about climate, science and more. It’s an episode filled with a surprising amount of hope for the future and a blast…
The Myth of the Earth Mama: The Hidden Clash Between Environmentalism and Feminism
Aug 14, 2018 • 61 min
Co-hosts Jacquelyn Gill and Sarah Myhre have an honest and sometimes hilarious conversation with Jennifer Bernstein of USC about the tension between the women’s movement and the green movement. Also, Myhre breaks down some startling new research on our…
Change in our oceans is a social problem, too.
Jul 23, 2018 • 51 min
Co-hosts Jacquelyn Gill and Ramesh Laungani speak to Melissa Watkinson, who researches the social and cultural dimensions of ocean acidification in the Pacific Northwest. Watkinson is a Citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and grew up in the Pacific Northwest…
This is Zero Hour: The Voices Behind the July 21 Youth Climate March
Jul 2, 2018 • 47 min
The Zero Hour movement is organizing a Youth Climate lobby day on July 19 and a march July 21 in Washington, D.C. to deliver a set of demands to lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Zero Hour fundraising leader Madelaine Tew and logistics head Zanagee Artis spoke…
“Climate Change is a Pathway into Science”: Introducing Ramesh Laungani
May 29, 2018 • 49 min
The Warm Regards team is thrilled to introduce Ramesh Laungani as a rotating co-host of the show, appearing alongside Jacquelyn, Andy (and others - stay tuned) every few episodes. In his introductory episode, Ramesh and Jacquelyn to discuss his biochar…
There is No Red and Blue America, Because There’s Really Six Americas
Apr 3, 2018 • 43 min
We’ve all heard about red and blue states making up our politically polarized nation. But when it comes to climate change, there are more than just two Americas. In fact, Jennifer Marlon from the Yale Program on Climate Change (YPCCC) Communication says…
Diversity and climate with Kim Cobb
Mar 6, 2018 • 43 min
Host Andy Revkin chats with Georgia Tech’s Kim Cobb about the importance of paleoclimate and what records of the earth and environment’s previous eons can tell us about where we are, where we’re headed and what can be done. Paleoclimate finally has a seat…
Finding Shared Values - Katharine Hayhoe on Engaging with Climate Change Deniers
Dec 19, 2017 • 44 min
Renowned scientist and communicator Katharine Hayhoe joins Jacquelyn for an enlightening discussion on how best to communicate with climate deniers. Katharine shares concrete and insightful ideas on engaging with those who ignore, dismiss, or outright…
#MeToo: The Harassment of Women Scientists Online - and Off.
Dec 7, 2017 • 46 min
Jacquelyn Gill and paleoclimatologist Dr. Sarah Myhre talk about the deep misogyny facing women scientists in online communities, and often in their places of work and study. Jacquelyn and Sarah don’t hold back, delving into their own stories of…
Thanksgiving thoughts: Do you waste more or less food than most people?
Nov 23, 2017 • 53 min
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Jacquelyn Gill speaks with Victoria Ligon, an expert in food waste from the University of Arizona. If you think you hate wasting food more than most people, you might be surprised to hear what her years of studying the issue…
Talking to DOI Whistleblower Joel Clement
Oct 27, 2017 • 31 min
Andy Revkin is joined by Joel Clement, the Department of the Interior’s whistleblower. Joel talks about his job at DOI, his resignation and “scathing letter”, and his concern for Alaska’s Indigenous communities. Find Joel on twitter at @jclement4maine…
“Still in Emergency Mode”: Puerto Rico & The Caribbean Three Weeks Out from Maria
Oct 12, 2017 • 27 min
Eric Holthaus and Miami meteorologist John Morales hash out their thoughts on a relentless hurricane season, the desperate situation in Puerto Rico, and coastal flooding and “king tides” in Florida. Follow John Morales on twitter at…
Climate Change Got You Down? You Need to Hear This Now
Oct 9, 2017 • 43 min
Andrew Revkin and Jacquelyn Gill talk with Sara Moore about climate adaptation and staying hopeful in what feels like very troubling times. Sara Moore’s story on climate despair: https://ensia.com/voices/climate-trauma/ More from Sara:…
People Power: The Fight for Environmental Justice in the Age of Climate Change
Sep 14, 2017 • 55 min
In one of the most hopeful episodes yet, Jacquelyn and Eric are joined by Mustafa Santiago Ali, Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice, & Community Revitalization of the Hip Hop Caucus, (and formerly of the EPA) to discuss the roots of…
Bonus Episode: Climate Change and the world of Game of Thrones
Sep 8, 2017 • 61 min
In this bonus episode of Warm Regards, Jacquelyn and Andy are joined by Kaustubh Thirumalai (paleoclimatologist and postdoctoral researcher at Brown University), Scott St. George (paleoclimatologist and Assistant Professor of Geography at the University…
Hurricane Harvey and Houston’s Four Feet of Rain - Don’t Call it an Anomaly (w/ Marshall Shepherd)
Aug 30, 2017 • 26 min
In this quick response episode, former American Meteorological Society President Marshall Shepherd joins Eric Holthaus and Andy Revkin to talk about the ongoing tragedy in Texas, what the unprecedented storm means for the future and how we think about…
Stories from Shishmaref, Alaska’s Climate Frontline
Aug 21, 2017 • 44 min
Jacquelyn, Eric and Andy speak with Esau Sinnok, a 19-year-old climate activist from Shishmaref, a village that has been dealing first-hand with the impacts of a changing climate for over a decade. https://www.aspenideas.org/speaker/esau-sinnok
There’s No App for Climate Change: A Manifesto for Moving Forward
Aug 4, 2017 • 50 min
Jacquelyn Gill and Andy Revkin talk with Richard Heinberg of the Post Carbon Institute about the dangers of relying on technology to bail us out when it comes to climate change. We also hear the late Pete Seeger’s thoughts on science. Links!:…
Catching up on climate in the Trump Era and that overheated New York Magazine article
Jul 21, 2017 • 60 min
After a hiatus of a few months, Eric Holthaus, Andrew Revkin and Jacquelyn Gill are back and ready to bring you up to speed on how they’ve witnessed the first six months of climate news under the Trump administration. The crew also makes a deep dive into…
Warm Regards Announcement
May 26, 2017 • 0 min
Warm Regards is taking a hiatus until mid-summer. We’re working on exciting new content and ideas for the show, and look forward to relaunching bigger and better! Continue to connect with us on social media: Facebook: facebook.com/WarmRegardsPodcast/ Show…
Talking mammoths, timescales, and rewilding with “Welcome to Pleistocene Park” writer Ross Andersen
Apr 10, 2017 • 39 min
One of the most fascinating climate change stories of the year comes from Ross Anderson at The Atlantic. In “Welcome to Pleistocene Park”, Ross writes about Pleistocene Park, a reserve in Siberia that aims to stave off climate change by attempting to…
Why more scientists are running for office
Feb 20, 2017 • 31 min
In this week’s show, we’re talking about the growing movement to get more scientists to consider public office. Why do we need more scientists in office in the first place? Jacquelyn and Andy will talk with Shaughnessy Naughton, a chemist who ran for the…
Science in a ‘post-fact’ world
Feb 1, 2017 • 50 min
We were expecting to take a longer break while preparing ourselves for 2017. But it’s clear we need to respond to the whirlwind first week of Donald Trump’s presidency –- specifically what it means for science and climate change. We’ll also spend some…
The year in review
Dec 14, 2016 • 56 min
This episode will be the last in Season 1 of Warm Regards. We’ve had a tremendously positive response to the podcast so far from you, our listeners, and from the larger podcast community. We’re going to be back in action this spring. This week, we’re…
On humanizing science
Dec 4, 2016 • 48 min
This week, we’re talking with Dr. Jonathan Foley, executive director at the California Academy of Sciences. The California Academy bills itself as the greenest museum on the planet and one of the most future-focused scientific institutions in the world.…
Climate anxiety in the Trump era
Nov 19, 2016 • 53 min
It’s been a long week and a half. We’re still processing everything that’s happening, just like all of you. We might never understand it, but it’s clear the consequences for the climate are immediate and have already begun. This week’s episode will be a…
First thoughts on President-Elect Trump
Nov 9, 2016 • 33 min
The climate stakes of last night’s election are so huge as to be almost unfathomable. Hundreds of years, dozens of generations. We can’t get around that fact. The future of humanity — and all the species we share this planet with — is much more murky now…
Rise of the eco-right
Nov 4, 2016 • 45 min
This week, we’re going to tackle what might be in store when it comes to climate after the election. Specifically, we’re going to examine the future of the Republican party – and sketch out a scenario that could lead to full-blown bipartisan climate…
Years of Living Dangerously’s co-creator on telling the ‘biggest story out there’
Oct 29, 2016 • 31 min
Television journalists don’t give much airtime to climate change. In all of 2015, American broadcast networks only collectively devoted 146 minutes to climate stories – a 5 percent drop from 2014. And that’s why David Gelber and Joel Bach decided to…
Does climate matter in America’s election?
Oct 25, 2016 • 32 min
This week, we’re talking once again about climate politics as this insane presidential race nears the final stage. And we’ve got a special guest co-host this week — Kate Sheppard, an enterprise editor and senior reporter at the Huffington Post. She joins…
What caused the end of the Ice Age?
Oct 17, 2016 • 18 min
What caused the end of the Ice Age? It’s a 20,000-year old mystery that’s being tackled by climate scientists across the county. Answering this question is not just about understanding the past — it’s about developing a unified theory of the atmospheric…
The Climate Context of Hurricane Matthew
Oct 6, 2016 • 18 min
This week, we have a special interview with Kerry Emanuel, a meteorologist and climate scientist who specializes in hurricane physics. We’re talking to him today about Hurricane Matthew, which is threatening to be one of the most destructive hurricanes in…
Is 2016 the warmest year in all of history?
Sep 18, 2016 • 42 min
Is 2016 the warmest year in all of history? We’re going to tackle a bold and controversial statement this week: that 2016 is likely the single warmest year in the history of human civilization. We’re joined by Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard…
Climate scientists are people too!
Sep 5, 2016 • 51 min
This week, we’re joined by Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech University. Katharine talks about how she discusses climate change with her friends, family and skeptics. She’ll also provide advice for young parents who are concerned…
Where Earth’s future is headed
Aug 23, 2016 • 42 min
This week, we wrap up our three-part series on the past, present and future of climate science. We’re going to do our best to envision how today’s emissions will impact tomorrow’s planet. Eric, Jacquelyn and Andy will unpack the uncertainties about what…
Flood watch: putting Louisiana’s epic floods in a climate context
Aug 17, 2016 • 23 min
This week, we’re talking about the ongoing flooding in Louisiana, which the Red Cross now says is likely America’s worst disaster since Hurricane Sandy. Early last week, the National Hurricane Center began tracking a slow moving low pressure system over…
How do you take the planet’s temperature?
Aug 11, 2016 • 24 min
For this week’s show, we’re going to continue what we started last week: A brief interlude into the science of climate change. We’re right in the middle of what’s very likely to be the hottest year on record, and we’ve just passed what is historically the…
Climate forensics: How scientists reconstruct the past to understand change today
Aug 2, 2016 • 22 min
For the next three weeks, we’ll bring you bite-sized chunks of science that’ll hone in on how we got to where we are right now — in the middle of the warmest year that humanity has likely ever experienced — and where science says we’re headed if we don’t…
Bonus: The Global Cooling Myth
Jul 27, 2016 • 17 min
This week, we present a bonus episode of Warm Regards. Forty years ago, on April 28th, 1975, Newsweek magazine published an article that created one of the most pervasive scientific myths in modern history. It was a one-page story, buried in the middle of…
Climate politics in America’s crazy presidential race
Jul 13, 2016 • 40 min
If you’re listening to this from a post-apocalyptic Pokemon-dominated global-warming ravaged future –- welcome! We’re getting to crunch time in the election, and a whole suite of new climate-related polls have been released in just the last few days. Is…
Is it time to freak out about the Arctic?
Jun 30, 2016 • 44 min
Snow and ice are disappearing from the Arctic region at unprecedented rates, leaving behind open water that’s much less reflective to incoming sunlight than ice. That, among other factors, is causing the northern polar region of our planet to warm at a…
How do we talk about climate change?
Jun 23, 2016 • 38 min
For those of us who think about climate change often — like unhealthily often — there’s sometimes a sense that you’re missing the story. Climate change is quite possibly the biggest story of all time. But it can feel remote, abstract, and lost in a sea of…