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The Environment with Steven Hayward

The Environment with Steven Hayward

Peter Robinson: Welcome to Uncommon Knowledge. Steven Hayward is a fellow at both the American Enterprise Institute and Pacific Research Institute. He has published books about figures as disport as Jimmy Carter and Winston Churchill, and later this year he will publish the second and final volume in his definitive work, The Age of Reagan. …

Climate change and Ireland: an introduction

Climate change and Ireland: an introduction

Every year in Ireland we each produce 17 tonnes of greenhouse gases that’s enough to fill 2 million balloons for each and every one of us. Driving to work, building and heating our homes, powering industry, commerce, food production, every move we make is backed by energy from fossil fuels. These gases are invisible to …

Could We Make The Perfect Energy Source?

Hey There! Welcome To Life Noggin! With temperatures rising, forests being destroyed and oceans polluted, we need a clean energy source that wont cause more damage to our fragile planet as you probably know, there is a lot of debate on which energy source is the best. The perfect energy source would be efficient, safe, …

Ovie Mughelli: Make a change for our environment

Ovie Mughelli: Make a change for our environment

My name is Ovie Mughelli, ten year NFL veteran and two time all-pro fullback with the Falcons and the Ravens and I want to let you know that if you care about your family, your brother, your sister, your mother, your father, your friends, you’ve got to do something for the environment, not just talk …

Climate Change: The Cost of Inaction

Climate Change: The Cost of Inaction

[Music] Joel Scheraga: The climate is changing. In fact, it’s been changing for millions of years. But what’s different now is the climate is changing at an unprecedented rate. We’re seeing it in rising temperatures and the increased intensity of storms, floods and droughts, and the frequency of this severe weather is increasing. Also, sea …

Ocean Acidification

Ocean Acidification

[ocean waves] [music] Narrator: Oceans. They have a critical role in protecting the Earth; covering nearly 71 percent of its surface. But rising sea levels, melting ice caps and ocean acidification are endangering our planet. [woosh] Narrator: EPA scientists are studying oceans to understand the impacts of climate change. Kristin Regan: Sea level rise is …

Is it Too Late to Solve Climate Change?

Is it Too Late to Solve Climate Change?

We can’t just sweep climate change under the rug. But what if we swept it 7000 ft under ground? You know if you visit a hot night club in Miami, you might see some international models dancing to some bass heavy techno music. But in the near future you might just see fish. You see, …

Faces of EPA: Jana Compton

Faces of EPA: Jana Compton

(music rises) Jana Compton: When I was a kid I really loved to be outside and play in the creek in my backyard. My favorite thing to do was go with my friends and catch crawdads and catch salamander and bring them in my house to keep them as pets. I knew I loved nature …