Inside Stanford Earth
Stanford Earth's Marshall Burke talks with host Steve Curwood about how climate disruption is worsening global economic inequality.
"We need to cut emissions, but they are rising for both carbon dioxide and methane. We need to explore other ways to remove greenhouse gases after they’re in the atmosphere," says Rob Jackson.
New Stanford research proposes a method for atmospheric capture of methane to alleviate warming and buy more time to tackle the bigger CO2 problem.
“Methane emissions are a big deal. About a sixth of the warming that we’ve had since the start of the Industrial Revolution has been caused by methane,” says Rob Jackson.
Lecturer Liz Carlisle discusses research in her new book, Grain by Grain, and how to incorporate food as part of a vision for a better world.
“It’ll take a thousand years of people – 30 generations of people – to pay the price of what we’re doing today,” says Stanford Earth's Rob Jackson.
Noah Diffenbaugh discusses how climate change has exacerbated global inequality, and how we can stop that vicious cycle.
“The success of corporate zero-deforestation pledges largely depends on the presence of supportive public policies that create an enabling environment,” says Eric Lambin.
We get the rising temperatures and higher sea levels, but economic inequality from global warming? Yes, say scientists. Noah Diffenbaugh discusses the research with radio host Geoffrey Riley.
Stanford's Chris Field says people don’t have to give up meat entirely to make a difference, and that pork and chicken have much smaller environmental footprints than beef.