Losing Earth

Losing Earth

Somehow, against all odds (long lines at the bagel shop where I got breakfast before recording, a concerningly small amount of sleep, even for college students, and the first fifteen minutes of the interview not recording), we have a brand new episode for you about environmental governance, featuring Dr. Steven Wolf! After reading the New York Times article “Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change” by Nathaniel Rich, Marta and I had one big overarching question: “Why haven’t we effectively responded to the science of climate change with policy?” Naturally, with an inquiry as big as that, we had to seek some help from experts in the subject. This led us to Professor Wolf, who teaches the Environmental Governance course here at Cornell. I was really excited to do this episode, not only because it is the concentration that I chose for my major, but also because it was interesting to expand upon some of the ideas that we had brought up in past episodes and apply them to new scenarios. As a side note, I got to ask Professor Wolf a question that was very similar to an essay question on my Environmental Governance final, which was a little humorous moment of poetic justice for me:) Anyways, we hope you enjoy, learn something new, and say hi to us on social media!


“Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change” can be found here: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/01/magazine/climate-change-losing-earth.html


Confused about any fancy, academic words we used? Here’s a cheat-sheet with definitions that is updated weekly → https://docs.google.com/document/d/19568TJiPhtW_NeL5LvV_xbQC-riydNU1S_th4KlFMZI/edit


Hey! Where can I find that recent IPCC report you guys talked about?: http://report.ipcc.ch/sr15/pdf/sr15_spm_final.pdf (this is the version for policymakers and is relatively short)


Thank for listening and have a great week!


Pam Wildstein