Episodes
Published 05/05/21
Dr. Eri Saikawa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Emory University. She is the Director of both Graduate Studies and the Emory Climate Talks Program in the department. She is jointly appointed in the Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health and is also an affiliated faculty in the Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods, the East Asian Studies Program, as well as in the Center for Study of Law, Politics and Economics. She received a Bachelor of...
Published 05/05/21
The chat I had with Dr. Heidi Stelzer was very fascinating as she took me into her hilarious personal experiences and deep into the field of mountain sciences.  Dr. Heidi Steltzer is a mountain scientist, explorer, and science storyteller. She has spent 25 years conducting field studies in remote regions of Colorado, Alaska, Greenland and recently China to understand how mountain ecosystems are unique and valued regions of our world. Dr. Heidi Steltzer is a lead author on High Mountain Areas...
Published 04/19/21
Dr. Devyani Singh is a Post-Doctoral Fellow working on various projects under the umbrella of the Energy and Climate policy. Her research has included energy access & transitions in the Global South, air-quality modeling, evaluating climate impacts of national policies, natural resource economics, environmental [carbon] finance, forest sustainability, and most recently, methane emissions from oil and gas production. Devyani is BC Greens candidate for Vancouver-Point Grey and will bring...
Published 03/17/21
Christine Shields is an Associate Scientist in the Climate Change Research Section at NCAR with expertise in simulating Earth’s past, present, and future climate with the Community Earth System Model.  Christine’s focus is toward understanding Earth’s hydrological cycle in the context of climate change, with particular emphasis on atmospheric rivers (ARs), monsoons, moisture transport, cyclones, and weather extremes.  Christine’s research spans much of Earth history, including simulations of...
Published 02/27/21
Edith Newton Wilson, Ph.D., works to engage emerging professionals in energy solutions for a changing world. With degrees from Dartmouth and Johns Hopkins, Edith is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists and the Geological Society. Her global career began with Amoco, BP, and Phillips, and culminated in founding Rock Whisperer, a renewable energy and climate mitigation consultancy. Our conversation about energy had really made me understand why energy is so useful: it gets throughout...
Published 01/16/21
Jessica Roberts does work on reintroduction science. She is a graduate student from George Mason University in Virginia. Her research is focused on whether behavioral training in captivity can prepare parrots for survival in the wild. She researched studying the anti-predator behavior of vinaceous amazons in captivity. Since talking about parrots isn't a 'birden' to any of us, join me as I speak with Ms. Roberts on her amazing experiences with animals. To hear more, listen to this enthralling...
Published 12/09/20
Dr. Emily Lescak is a researcher who focuses on fish evolution and genetics. She is passionate about communicating science to the public and lowering barriers to participation in research science. Our conversation was extremely interesting! I learned about the threespine stickleback fish. To hear more about our fascinating conversation, listen to this episode!
Published 11/21/20
Dr. Rachel Kirpes is a researcher studying atmospheric chemistry and aerosols in the Arctic to learn about how the Earth is warming up quickly. Using this information, she communicates this to the public! Join me on this incredible discussion, as we talk about Rachel's adventures in the Arctic, and two cute polar bears checking out their work! I was able to understand how critical natural things like the global conveyor. To learn more, listen to the exciting conversation I had with Dr. Kirpes.
Published 10/08/20
Mrs. Allison Crimmins is a researcher studying the influences of climate change on human health and what happens through illnesses as the temperature increases. She works on how the healthcare system, after an extreme weather event, helps us realize the different impacts to try to change our ways. Talking to Allison Crimmins, I was able to relate this humongous topic to my life and hope that you will be able to realize this. As we continue to increase temperatures, we get more illnesses...
Published 09/24/20
Dr. Goldman is a research director at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Her research focuses on air pollution and its impacts on Earth. One of her research papers shows the correlation between urban air pollution and emergency department visits, using epidemiological studies of acute human health effects. Talking to her, I understood how we use energy and whether that was good or bad. We discussed how humans are getting affected by air pollution and how she had found these results. I...
Published 08/12/20
Ms. Luisa Diele Viegas is a researcher, who studies the influences of climate change on different species. Using this information, she understands and learns about how other people can help them! Talking to Ms. Diele-Viegas, I was able to understand the reasons of why reptiles are so feared and why they shouldn’t be. Like us, they are part of the ecosystem and serve a purpose in a sophisticated way of life. As we continue to walk into their habitats, we keep reducing the number of these...
Published 07/09/20