World Ocean Radio - Climate

March 14, 2017

Insurance touches every aspect of our lives, protecting us from financial loss. As climate change is continually felt everywhere on the planet, how might we protect against the impacts of extreme weather, sea level rise, and more? In this episode of World Ocean Radio we outline the role of insurance companies and the ways in which insurance must adapt as a risk management tool for the world's most vulnerable.

November 28, 2016

We continue the Earth Optimism Series this week, a 24-episode project in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution's Ocean Portal, to address ocean solutions and innovative projects in the context of the Earth Optimism Summit, April 2017. In this episode, host Peter Neill sites from a recent article by William McDonough published at entitled, “Carbon Is Not the Enemy”, which argues for a new vision for how we view the carbon cycle and for ways to redefine its value and mitigate its negative consequences for a possible new climate future.

November 8, 2016

This week we continue the Earth Optimism Series, a 24-episode project in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution's Ocean Portal, to address ocean solutions and innovative projects in the context of the Earth Optimism Summit, April 2017. In this edition we discuss some of the winners of the Movement for Change Initiative's "Lighthouse Activities"--some of most innovative examples of what people around the world are doing to address climate change and to benefit the planet.

April 5, 2016

Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory and host of World Ocean Radio, has recently published a new book, “THE ONCE AND FUTURE OCEAN: Notes Toward a New Hydraulic Society” in which he lays forth the proposition that the age of unlimited growth driven by fossil fuels is over. He claims that a new world view is required now, one around which we can organize our values and behaviors based on our relationship with water: our most precious resource. In this episode of World Ocean Radio he asserts that we must define what comes next, we must welcome and encourage change, we must refine and apply a new paradigm for a new hydraulic society, and that the time to act is now.

February 22, 2016

In October 2015 Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau overwhelmingly won the Canadian election for Prime Minister. In advance of the election, Premier Taptuna of the Arctic territory Nunavut wrote an open letter to the candidates. In it, he asked each to outline their vision for the future of the Arctic. The indigenous people of Canada have long endured unresolved discussions about issues such as environmental sustainability, economic and educational opportunity, access to technology and basic services, and more. Taptuna’s letter may have helped shape an election, further a debate, and generate a response toward a more sustainable Arctic.

February 16, 2016

What does it mean to be accountable for our actions? Individuals are accountable for personal behaviors, commitments, and relationships with those around us. What about corporations? In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill questions why corporations are not held to the same standards, and outlines ways in which shareholders and the divestment movement have shown how engaged citizens can encourage and force changes in corporate behavior.

October 19, 2015

As a lead up to the Climate Summit in Paris scheduled for December (COP21), World Ocean Radio will highlight some encouraging signs of climate progress. In this week’s episode, host Peter Neill will focus on the growing movement by corporations, institutions, and individuals to divest their financial holdings from fossil fuels. And he'll introduce the work of The Climate Group, a coalition of environmental and financial groups devoted to creating a “clean revolution” by working to develop climate finance mechanisms, business models which promote innovation, and supportive and sustainable frameworks for the future.

September 21, 2015

The climate is changing: changing moisture, increased temperature, accelerated growth and distribution of pollen, increased allergic reactions. Scientists agree that climate impacts are the defining issue of our time. Thankfully, many are working to build a framework for climate future planning. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill hails the work of Dr. Paul Mayewski and his team at the Climate Change Institute who are creating a powerful software matrix that will relate changes in the environment to plausible, scaleable scenarios and plans to meet the needs of our climate future.

December 8, 2014

At a recent conference and planning workshop sponsored by the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, participants took part in a climate risk management exercise to define possible climate change scenarios. They were given lists of risks, impacts, and vulnerabilities as tools to imagine viable responses. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill describes the exercise and explains the scenarios and how they might be transformed and implemented as plans for action. And he argues that the need for risk management is necessary, regardless of the climate change debate.

November 17, 2014

Who has a right to life? Only one species? Do humans have the right to exterminate any species they wish? In an effort to combat climate change and the exploitation of the planet’s resources, Bolivia is becoming the first country on Earth to give comprehensive legal rights to Mother Nature. In 2010 the National Congress of Bolivia voted to support an act to protect the well-being of its citizens by protecting the natural world, its resources, sustainability, and value as essential to the common good. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill explores the language contained in the legislation and asserts that Bolivia may be inventing a social model that will show how we as a global community might transcend conflict and division toward a harmonious and sustainable future.

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August 24, 2012

Mangroves serve an extraordinary range of beneficial uses from their place in the food chain to natural protection for coastal areas to their contribution to human health and well-being. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will discuss organizations and charters which affirm conservation tactics and sustainable management practices to secure natural habitat, and will remind us that despite conservation efforts and the development of new mangrove forests, this valuable, bio-diverse ecosystem which is oftentimes ignored, under extreme pressure, continued devastation and loss deserves our concern and protection.

August 24, 2012

La mangrove offre un éventail d'utilités bénéfique, de par sa position dans la chaîne alimentaire, à la protection de la nature dans les régions côtières due à sa contribution à la santé et au bien-être des êtres humains. Dans cet épisode de la radio océan du monde nous discutons des organismes et des chartes pratiquant une tactique de conservation, et des stratégies de gestion durables pour fixer l'habitat naturel. Et nous rappelons les auditeurs qu'en dépit des efforts de conservation et du développement de nouvelles forêts de palétuviers, cet écosystème riche et bio-divers est souvent ignoré, maltraité, sous pression extrême, et nécessite notre attention et notre protection.

August 24, 2012

Os mangueirais proporcionam um extraordinário leque de benefícios, desde o seu papel na cadeia alimentar até à protecção natural das zonas costeiras e ao seu contributo para a saúde e bem-estar humanos. Neste episódio da World Ocean Radio referimos organizações e tratados que remetem para tácticas de conservação e práticas de gestão sustentável, destinadas a proteger os habitats naturais. Seremos recordados de que, apesar dos esforços de conservação e do desenvolvimento de novos mangueirais, este valiosíssimo ecossistema de biodiversidade, tantas vezes desprezado, se mantém sob extrema pressão, contínua devastação e perda, e merece a nossa preocupação e protecção.

August 24, 2012

Los manglares sirven para una amplia gama de aplicaciones beneficiosas, desde su lugar en la cadena alimentaria hasta la protección natural de las zonas costeras y su contribución a la salud y bienestar humanos. En este episodio de World Ocean Radio hablamos sobre las organizaciones y las cartas que llevan a cabo táctica de conservación y estrategias de manejo sostenibles para resguardar el hábitat natural. Y recordamos a los oyentes que a pesar de los esfuerzos en la conservación y el desarrollo de nuevos bosques de manglares, este ecosistema valioso y bio-diverso, está muchas veces ignorado, abusado, bajo extrema presión, y necesita nuestra preocupación y protección.

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