February 19, 2020 Climate Connections Part 2 (Of Starfish and Men)

Episode 26

In part 2 of our Climate Connections miniseries, Rachael serves up a heaping helping of hope in the face of potentially the greatest crisis the human race has ever encountered. Can her immovable optimism stand firm against Adam's unstoppable despair? Will a realistic way forward emerge in the aftermath? Grab some popcorn and roasted crickets. This one is fun. 

(Zack note: I recorded my part from the passenger seat of my station wagon on a family trip, so you will hear my toddler yelling for food periodically. Lunch is important yall!)

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produced by Zack Jackson
music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis 

 

Show Notes

Favorite Tree

Rachael--Aspen: https://www.nationalforests.org/blog/tree-profile-aspen-so-much-more-than-a-tree 

Kendra--Rainbow eucalyptus: https://mymodernmet.com/rainbow-eucalyptus-tree/ 

Ian--live oak: https://www.arborday.org/trees/treeguide/treedetail.cfm?itemID=876 

Zack--box elder: https://www.thoughtco.com/introduction-to-the-boxelder-tree-1343340 

Adam--one particular elm

 

Bark beetle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_pine_beetle

Beetle kill pine furniture: https://sears-trostel.com/blog/13657/Beetle-Kill-Blue-Stain-Pine-Lumber-in-Fort-Collins 

 

Food

Who owns the land: https://thecounter.org/who-really-owns-american-farmland/

CO2 animal production: https://ourworldindata.org/food-choice-vs-eating-local?fbclid=IwAR0fMG7sySLwJO7FAjbp7Wix1uy8RAsLci-IOMLZlYxzcxNbnHxV7MRgAIU 

Americans love their meat: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-chart-proves-americans-love-their-meat-2016-08-15 

Food recommendations in American diet: https://www.meatinstitute.org/index.php?ht=d/sp/i/47465/pid/47465 

We ate a record amount in 2018: https://www.meatinstitute.org/index.php?ht=d/sp/i/47465/pid/47465 

World consumption of beef (note how many countries eat far less than we do) https://beef2live.com/story-world-beef-consumption-per-capita-ranking-countries-0-111634 

We are the Weather: saving the world begins at breakfast by Jonathan Safran Foer https://www.amazon.com/We-Are-Weather-Saving-Breakfast/dp/0374280002 

 

Recycling

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/29/climate/recycling-wrong-mistakes.html 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/29/climate/recycling-landfills-plastic-papers.html 

https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/recycling6.htm 

 

“Star Thrower” by Loren Eiseley wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star_Thrower

Babies in the river story: https://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/youth/call/workshop1/171686.shtml 

Equality/equity/justice: https://www.icafoodshelf.org/blog/2017/11/15/equity-vs-equality-vs-justice-how-are-they-different 

Creation Care Alliance: https://creationcarealliance.org/ 

Better clothing: https://qz.com/823607/pro-tips-for-buying-clothes-that-will-last-years-not-weeks/ 

A whole book on the subject https://www.amazon.com/How-Break-Fast-Fashion-guilt-free-ebook/dp/B07WH5C7XD