Bonus: Queen Methane Emissions
Join us for a conversation with The Sweaty Penguin’s three Researchers Olivia Amitay, Megan Crimmins, and Dain Kim about mega(n)cities, fast fashion, salmon, and some of the recent climate-induced hurricanes and wildfires currently hitting the United States.
For me, the last month has led to a lot of reflection on climate change. I got hit by Hurricane Isaias in Connecticut, and I saw other parts of the country get hit by Hurricane Laura, record wildfires, and more extreme weather. 2020 has been a monumental year for a number of hot button issues, and I hope climate can be one of them. 2020 is poised to be the hottest year on record, and I can’t remember a year with this much extreme weather. With everything else that’s going on, it’s tempting to ignore the weather events that aren’t happening in our community. But I really hope we can find the energy to pay attention to them because even if it isn’t our home, we are affected, whether it’s loved ones or economic costs or healthcare costs or simply empathy for others.
The last four episodes turned out to be four very different issues that all either contribute to or stem from climate change. I expect that will happen a lot on the podcast, since climate is tied into everything. Dain, Megan, and Olivia each did a fabulous job researching their respective episodes, opening my eyes to a lot of important issues. I’m glad you can get the opportunity to hear them talk about those topics and comment on what stuck out most to them.
Thanks for listening! See you for episode 17 next week!