Extreme Weather

The Exclamation Points of a Changing Climate

Hurricane Ian

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About World Ocean Radio
5-minute weekly insights dive into ocean science, advocacy and education hosted by Peter Neill, lifelong ocean advocate and maritime expert. Episodes offer perspectives on global ocean issues and viable solutions, and celebrate exemplary projects. Available for syndicated use at no cost by college and community radio stations worldwide.

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Themes: Climate, Extreme Weather

Implications of Arctic Ice Melt

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About World Ocean Radio
5-minute weekly insights dive into ocean science, advocacy and education hosted by Peter Neill, lifelong ocean advocate and maritime expert. Episodes offer perspectives on global ocean issues and viable solutions, and celebrate exemplary projects. Available for syndicated use at no cost by college and community radio stations worldwide.

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Themes: Arctic, Climate, Coastal Issues, Extreme Weather, Polar Regions

New Ocean Challenges

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About World Ocean Radio
5-minute weekly insights dive into ocean science, advocacy and education hosted by Peter Neill, lifelong ocean advocate and maritime expert. Episodes offer perspectives on global ocean issues and viable solutions, and celebrate exemplary projects. Available for syndicated use at no cost by college and community radio stations worldwide.

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Federated States of Micronesia

Themes: Climate, Coastal Issues, Extreme Weather, Pollution, Science & Research

Flood Insurance

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About World Ocean Radio
World Ocean Radio is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by college and community radio stations worldwide. Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects.

Themes: Coastal Issues, Extreme Weather, Ocean Finance

Hurricane Harvey and the Future: What Would a New Houston Look Like?

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About World Ocean Radio
Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by college and community radio stations worldwide.

Themes: Climate, Extreme Weather

Soft Edges

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In a continuation of last week's episode, "Hard Edges," host Peter Neill argues that the hard edge has failed us, evidenced by storms that overwhelm barriers and destroy coastal structures. In this episode he will give examples of some of the slowly emerging examples of soft edge engineering and will ask, "How can we turn the new circumstances brought on by sea level rise to our advantage?"
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Themes: Ocean Engineering, Coastal Issues, Ecosystems, Extreme Weather

Hard Edges

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Our traditional approach to protection from sea and surge has been the hard edge, with the mission to shield us from the encroachment of water. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will take us through the history of the industrial management of ports, wetlands and watersheds and will share some modern examples of "hard edge" engineering and the challenges for existing structures in the face of projected sea level rise, extreme weather and coastal flooding.

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Themes: Ocean Engineering, Coastal Issues, Ecosystems, Extreme Weather

And Still More Answers for Sandy

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As the power is restored, transportation comes back online, and life and order return to a semblance of normal, another storm fades from memory. Yet superstorm Sandy has left us with some very hard questions and facts. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will pose a series of questions that demand answers and will suggest that if we begin to change our ways now we may yet realize a habitable future living by and with the sea.

Themes: Coastal Issues, Extreme Weather

More Answers for Sandy

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The after-effects of Superstorm Sandy endure. What is done next in New York and New Jersey will be instructive for everyone everywhere living within coastal areas threatened by the sea. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will discuss the New York Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance and their exemplary five-point structure of values and strategies which could be used as a model worldwide for areas facing similar challenges.

Themes: Coastal Issues, Extreme Weather

Some Answers for Sandy

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As we have argued here on World Ocean Radio too often before, we can no longer protect ourselves from the cause and effect of climate change through indifference, contrived ignorance, and lack of action.  That response is irresponsible to the victims, the coastal communities, and to the rest of the nation who are being asked to finance the reparation this time and next.

Themes: Coastal Issues, Extreme Weather