Looking for podcasts to help explore issues of sustainability?

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Here’s a list of great podcasts to help you and your students think green:


1. Is business action on climate change believable? – Guardian Live event

2. What’s the science behind climate change?

MIT faculty members discuss the history and science behind Earth’s warming climate, and whether anything can be done to mitigate a rising global temperature.

3.Hot In My Backyard

 Lots of people were wondering if global warming had finally arrived, here at home. This week, stories about this new reality.

4. The fate of Arctic sea ice – Science Weekly podcast

6. The Rhino Hunter: courtesy of RadioLab* Explicit Language

7. Galapagos Today, the strange story of a small group of islands that raise a big question: is it inevitable that even our most sacred natural landscapes will eventually get swallowed up by humans? And just how far are we willing to go to stop that from happening?

8. Everything Is Connected

In this hour, TED speakers explain how everything in nature is connected, and how we can restore its delicate balance.

9.  Warm Regards 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 most important thing humans have ever done—I mean, we’re altering our planet’s atmosphere perhaps at a faster rate than at any point in Earth’s entire history. Yet it can often feel remote, abstract, and lost in a sea of statistics.

10. Freakonomics The gist: a team of economists have been running the numbers on the U.N.’s development goals. They have a different view of how those billions of dollars should be spent.



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