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 67: Champions of Breakfast: How Cereal Companies Can Take a Bite Out of Climate Change

September 10, 2019

Analyst Karen Perry Stillerman discusses how cereal makers can help farmers improve soil health, prevent water pollution, and reduce the climate impact of our agricultural system.

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Episode 66: HBO’s Chernobyl Sparks Questions About US Nuclear Power Safety

August 27, 2019

Physicist Ed Lyman discusses new safety threats to US nuclear reactors and why risks here are different than in Russia.

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Episode 65: Keeping the Power On During a Climate Crisis

August 13, 2019

How do electricity grid operators make sure there’s always enough energy to meet demand? Energy expert Julie McNamara reveals the painfully wasteful answer.

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Episode 64: Baked Alaska: Fighting Forest Fires on the Last Frontier

July 30, 2019

Dr. Carly Phillips, a climate scientist and fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists, explains how climate change is turning Alaska into a tinderbox, and what to do about it.

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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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