Got Science? Podcast

From the brains of scientists to your ears

Seated: Katy Love, Colleen MacDonald, Abby Figueroa. Standing: Shreya Durvasula, Brian Middleton, Pamela Worth, and Omari Spears.
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Get your science on with the new podcast from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Our hosts take on technology, attacks on science, climate change, and more, as they channel the power of science to make the world a better place.

Episode 63: Killer Heat in the United States

July 16, 2019

Climate scientist Dr. Kristy Dahl explains off-the-charts deadly heat, just how bad it could get, and what we can do to avert the worst-case scenario.

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Episode 62: Clean Energy Momentum: From Goals to Gigawatts

July 2, 2019

Energy expert Laura Wisland discusses how California will implement its 100% clean energy goal.

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Episode 61: Building a More Resilient Puerto Rico with Clean Energy

June 18, 2019

Yanel de Ángel and Ramón Bueno, an architect and climate expert originally from Puerto Rico, discuss how the island can bounce back stronger with renewable energy and other sustainable practices.

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Episode 60: Farmers and Crops on a Collision Course with Climate Change

June 4, 2019

A conversation with Dr. Marcia DeLonge about the wide-ranging impacts of global warming on our agriculture system.

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Episode 59: Can the World’s Natural and Cultural Wonders Survive Climate Change?

May 21, 2019

Adam Markham takes us on a tour of World Heritage Sites threatened by a warming world.

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Episode 58: How Do We Make Aging Infrastructure Climate-Safe?

May 7, 2019

Dr. Susanne Moser is an expert on climate change adaptation. She was one of the facilitators of California’s climate-safe infrastructure working group, which brought together scientists, planners, architects, and engineers to figure out how climate impacts can be factored into infrastructure planning.

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Episode 57: Super pollutants: Carbon Dioxide’s Evil Cousins

April 23, 2019

Dr. Geeta Persad outlines four types of super pollutants that play a significant role in the climate change equation.

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Episode 56: The High Risks of Low-Yield Nuclear Weapons

April 9, 2019

Dr. Lisbeth Gronlund, Co-Director of the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, explains the capabilities of the US nuclear arsenal and why smaller-scale nuclear weapons are just as dangerous as bigger bombs.

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Episode 55: What’s the Deal With the Green New Deal?

March 26, 2019

Dr. Rachel Cleetus, an economist and climate expert at the Union of Concerned Scientists, puts the ambitious Congressional resolution under the microscope.

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Episode 54: It’s Just Code. How Can It Be Biased?

March 12, 2019

Author and professor Dr. Safiya Noble talks about racial bias in search results and discusses her book Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism.

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