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History Economy Energy Podcast Psychology

Days of Coal in Calgary, Canada

Hugh Archibald White was born and brought up in Calgary, Canada in the 1940s and 50s. He gave me a run-down on their almost universal dependence on coal, illustrated with some great anecdotes about his grandfather, a coal and gas merchant, including: the vastness of Canada’s natural resources the railways and development low prices and […]

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Reefs, rainforests, glaciers Climate Denial Climate Science Podcast Psychology

Oceans – the #1 Most Important Natural Resource in the Fight against Climate Change

My guest on this week’s podcast is Danny Badger, fisheries scientist, educator, jellyfish nerd and general oceans expert, who’s worked at the New England Aquarium in Boston, USA and the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI). We discuss everything (almost)! from the size of sea-lions to dead zones talking to angry people […]

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Psychology

Shifting Baseline Syndrome

Finally some proof that if things happen slowly, we’re less likely to notice them. It’s called the Shifting Baseline Syndrome. This is one of the root causes of many of the issues which society faces today. Previously known as humans’ innate adaptability, what allowed us as a species to dominate the planet is now proving […]