Episode 31

Laura Faye Tenenbaum has written for NASA's climate website, taught oceanography, and proclaimed herself a "badass." She shares the rundown on topics such as NASA's Earth selfies, coral reef bleaching, and melting ice caps in Greenland and Iceland. Ed also gives another Marlon Brando impression, and they discuss the importance of embracing your own intelligence, and which bugs are huge fans of climate change.

LESSONS FROM LAURA:

1. Do what you can. Don't focus on what you can't do.

2. Be responsible TODAY.

3. We're a global community. We're all in this together.

4. Empower yourself and others to embrace their intelligence.

 

TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE:

Find Laura Faye Tenenbaum on Twitter and Facebook

Check out her work on NASA's Climate Change: Earth Right Now blog

NASA Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet website

What does NASA do?

NASA celebrating global selfies

A video on how climate changes affects the ocean

Coral bleaching

Kelp Forest at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Kelp Forests at the Channel Islands

When cod & haddock made a comeback - it is possible!

Laura's 3 main tips:

1. Take responsibility for everything you can.

2. Join your community. Vote, know your reps, vote with your dollar. It's a group effort. 

3. Build a relationship with nature every day of your life, even if it's big or small. Here are a few ways to connect with nature.

Yosemite National ParkYellowstone National Park

Andy Lipkis, Tree People President

Heal the Bay

Friends of the River

Drawdown

Peter Falk

Marlon Brando & the eco-resort that's resulted from his efforts to preserve Tetiaroa

Geothermal energy in Iceland

Cities in danger of climate change - BangladeshMarshall IslandsMiami Beach

Flooding in Norfolk, VA

How a full moon affects spring tide

Nuisance flooding

Renewables energy sector is growing past fossil fuel

McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Glacier National Park

STRAWS, the film

China's ban on single use bags

Bugs that like climate change - ticks, Zika mosquitos, cockroaches

Ed's role on Star Trek Voyager (still image with Sarah Silverman)

 

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