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When Rodents Rafted Across the Ocean

When Rodents Rafted Across the Ocean

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 4, 2019

Allow me to introduce you to the biggest rodent in the world: the capybara. It’s sometimes known as the ‘water pig’, because it can be found swimming, diving, or simply lounging in the waters throughout South America And capybaras have also earned a reputation for being remarkably social animals Not only do they live in […]

Is Your Fleece Jacket Polluting The Oceans?

Is Your Fleece Jacket Polluting The Oceans?

By Micah Moen 25 Comments October 22, 2019

– Hey Shirin. I seriously done it. I’ve reduced my carbon footprint. I don’t eat meat anymore, every day is bike to work day, and with my new metal reusable water bottle, plastic is a thing of the past. – Um, I hate to break it to you, Myles, but you’re actually wearing plastic right […]

How Farms and Forests Can Coexist | Hot Mess 🌎

How Farms and Forests Can Coexist | Hot Mess 🌎

By Micah Moen 99 Comments October 18, 2019

Deforestation is a big problem for the climate. This kind of land use releases more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than any single country, besides the United States or China. And most of the deforestation in the world today happens because people want to put farms where forests are. So, figuring out how to farm […]

Carbon Tax: The Best Way to Slow Climate Change?

Carbon Tax: The Best Way to Slow Climate Change?

By Micah Moen 69 Comments October 6, 2019

(lively music) – How’s everybody doin’ out there? Y’all feelin’ good? ‘Cause I’m not. See with these raging fires in California have not only given us some of the worst air quality in the world, but they’ve also got me pretty stressed about climate change. And the UN’s latest report doesn’t make me feel any […]

Can These Books Save The Planet? The Rise of Climate Fiction feat. Lindsay Ellis & Amy Brady

Can These Books Save The Planet? The Rise of Climate Fiction feat. Lindsay Ellis & Amy Brady

By Micah Moen 31 Comments October 5, 2019

Hey everybody, thanks for coming to the first ever Hot Mess book club. Today we are talking about climate fiction We all were supposed to read Parable of the Sower Does anyone want to start? No Okay, how about a really easy question, how would you define climate fiction? Do you even know what climate […]

Feeling Guilty About Climate Change feat. Hank Green | Hot Mess 🌎

Feeling Guilty About Climate Change feat. Hank Green | Hot Mess 🌎

By Micah Moen 100 Comments September 26, 2019

I’m Hank green. I’m a science communicator, and also just a generalist communicator. So when I was, I don’t know, probably high school-aged I was already pretty fierce lefty. My dad was super environmentalist and worked for the Nature Conservancy and my mom was like a community organizer. We were a very liberal household and […]

How To Survive a Climate Disaster | Hot Mess 🌎

How To Survive a Climate Disaster | Hot Mess 🌎

By Micah Moen 72 Comments September 25, 2019

Climate change is amplifying extreme weather events like hurricanes, heatwaves and other disasters. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of how best to prepare for this stuff? Moving inland? Stockpiling water? Buying flood insurance? Building stronger relationships might not be high on that list, but maybe it should be [INTRO] […]

The 4 R’s of the Environment | SCI CODE

The 4 R’s of the Environment | SCI CODE

By Micah Moen 19 Comments September 24, 2019

Coma Niddy: Welcome to another episode of SCI CODE! Michaela: As a kid, you’ve probably heard of the 3 R’s. Reduce Reuse and Recycle. But did you know that there’s a 4th R? Refuse Reduce Reuse and Recycle. Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling are great. But what if you just didn’t generate trash to begin with? […]

Beef is Bad for the Climate… But How Bad? | Hot Mess 🌎

Beef is Bad for the Climate… But How Bad? | Hot Mess 🌎

By Micah Moen 100 Comments September 17, 2019

Beef… it’s what’s for dinner. Or… depending on who you ask, it’s destroying the planet. This meat is contentious. Lots of people love eating beef, but it also has the biggest environmental impact of nearly any food we eat. So, what can we do about it? [OPEN] Per pound, producing beef releases more greenhouse gases […]

Texans don’t care about climate change, right?

Texans don’t care about climate change, right?

By Micah Moen 8 Comments September 13, 2019

– Texans don’t care about climate change. This state will live and die on fossil fuels, right? (ding) I live in Lubbock or as my relatives up in Canada often call it, Lubbock. It’s a city of about 200,000 people, way up in the northwest corner of Texas and it has two claims to fame. […]