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Warm Regards

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Warm Regards is a podcast about life on a warming planet. The show is hosted by Jacquelyn Gill, a paleoecologist at the University of Maine, and Ramesh Laungani, a biologist at Doane University. Produced by Justin Schell, with transcription and social media support from Joe Stormer and Katherine Pei… read more

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Building our Climate Futures Through Storytelling (Pt. 2), w/Kendra Pierre-Louis and Mary Heglar

March 29th, 2021


In the finale to our season on climate data, we continue our exploration of storytelling as a way to imagine and build climate futures. Jacquelyn and Ramesh first speak with climate reporter and podcaster Kendra …

Building our Climate Futures Through Storytelling (Part 1), w/Eric Holthaus + Kim Stanley Robinson

March 8th, 2021


In the first episode of our two-part finale of our season on climate data, we’re going to focus on fiction, not facts: specifically, on the world-building, future-crafting writers who tell stories to warn us, teach us, …

Indigenous Climate Knowledges and Data Sovereignty

February 22nd, 2021


In this episode of Warm Regards, we talk to two Indigenous scientists about traditional ecological knowledges and their relationship with climate and …

Adapting and Moving in a Warming World, with Beth Gibbons and Dr. Jola Ajibade

February 8th, 2021


This episode of Warm Regards focuses on two more facets of decision making based on data about how the climate is changing. We first talk to Beth Gibbons, the Executive Director of the American Society of Adaptation …

Environmental Justice and Climate Justice, with Dr. Sacoby Wilson and Dr. Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò

January 25th, 2021


This episode of Warm Regards focuses on the intersections, but also the disconnects, between environmental justice and climate justice movements. First, Jacquelyn and Ramesh talk with Dr. Sacoby Wilson about his work …

Historical and Volunteer Climate Data, with Cary Mock and Theresa Crimmins

January 11th, 2021


This episode of Warm Regards continues our exploration of the often unexpected stories behind climate data. First we explore historical climatology …

Apocalyptic Narratives, Climate Data, and Hope, with Zeke Hausfather and Diego Arguedas Ortiz

December 28th, 2020


This episode of Warm Regards explores apocalyptic narratives, the role they play in inspiring—or limiting—climate action, and what it means to be …

Climate Data and Climate Activism, with Meg Ruttan Walker and Lucky Tran

December 14th, 2020


This episode is all about the intersections of climate data and climate activism. Jacquelyn and Ramesh speak with two climate activists, Meg Ruttan Walker and Lucky Tran, who have come to this work from very different …

Climate Data and Art, Part 2 - World Without Ice and Daniel Bird Tobin

November 30th, 2020


This episode of Warm Regards, the second of two that explore climate data as art, looks at more immersive and embodied experiences of climate data. …

Climate Data and Art, Part 1 - The Tempestry Project and Jill Pelto

November 16th, 2020


This episode of Warm Regards, the first of two on the intersections of climate data and art, will feature conversations with Emily McNeil and Justin …

Reflections So Far and an Intermission

October 26th, 2020


Some reflections from Jacquelyn and Ramesh on our season so far and a note that we'll be taking a brief intermission until after the US November …

The Surprising Truth About Environmentalists and Voting (Re-Broadcast and Update)

October 12th, 2020


As the US presidential election nears, we wanted to re-share a conversation we had on Warm Regards in October of 2018 with Nathaniel Stinnett, the founder and executive director of the Environmental Voter Project. Many …

Fighting Back Against Climate Disinformation and Intimidation, with John Cook and Lauren Kurtz

October 5th, 2020


This episode of Warm Regards, part of our season-long exploration of the often unexpected stories behind climate data, builds on our last episode's conversation with Amy Westervelt and Emily Atkin on climate …

Disinformation Over Data with Amy Westervelt and Emily Atkin

September 21st, 2020


In this episode, part of our season long exploration of climate data, Jacquelyn Gill discusses the long history of fossil fuel industry-perpetuated climate disinformation with investigative journalists Amy Westervelt …

Changing Climate Beliefs with Jenn Marlon and Bob Inglis

September 7th, 2020


This episode, part of our season-long look at the unexpected stories and effects of climate data, features two conversations about what people believe about climate change and what causes them to change those beliefs. …

The Past and Future of Climate Models: Conversations with Warren Washington and Geeta Persad

August 24th, 2020


This episode, part of our new season about the often unexpected stories behind climate data, features conversations with two scientists involved in …

Kim Cobb and Translating Data to Action

August 10th, 2020


This episode, part of our season about the often unexpected stories behind climate data, features a conversation with Dr. Kim Cobb, who turned a heartbreaking experience in the field into a new purpose not just for her …

Telling Human Stories

July 27th, 2020


Warm Regards is back! This is the first episode of our new season focused on the often unexpected human stories behind climate data. If you’re as excited about the new season as we are, please share this episode with …

Updates and a new season coming in 2020!

December 3rd, 2019


A short update from the Warm Regards team and a preview of what you can expect from us in our new season, launching in early 2020. Thanks for your continued support!

Don’t forget to subscribe to Warm Regards on Medium - …

A Religious Response to Climate Change

May 29th, 2019


Ramesh Laungani and Sarah Myhre cover the overlap of the climate and extinction crises before inviting on Rev. Susan Hendershot and Rev. Brian Sauder of Interfaith Power and Light for a discussion around climate action …

The Dangers of Doing Science in the Field

May 9th, 2019


In a very timely and poignant conversation, Jacquelyn Gill, co-host Sarah Myhre and geologist Jane Willenbring share their personal experiences of …

Is Climate Science Easier to Swallow as Science Fiction?

April 10th, 2019


Jacquelyn Gill and Ramesh Laungani chat about the Green New Deal and bittersweet arrival (almost) of spring before welcoming journalist author and …

Empowering Women to Chill Out the Planet: Climate and Gender Equity with Dr. Katharine Wilkinson

March 25th, 2019


Jacquelyn Gill introduces new rotating co-host Mary Annaïse Heglar and welcomes Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, VP of Communication and Engagement for Project Drawdown, for a chat about gender equality, climate change, …

Can we fix it? A serious look at where geoengineering stands

March 13th, 2019


It's been an exceptionally long and harsh winter in North America and it has Jacquelyn thinking about what is and isn't in our control. On the topic …

Meet the youth pushing for a Green New Deal on the local level

February 14th, 2019


Ramesh Laungani and guest co-host Joe Mascaro speak with young activists Olya Wright and Lily Gardner from iMatter Youth about their efforts to bring about real climate reform. It's a conversation that will leave you …

What We Talk About When We Talk About Climate (and where and how we do it)

December 17th, 2018


Co-hosts Jacquelyn Gill and Ramesh Laungani welcome scientist, columnist and author Dana Nuccitelli on to take a broad look at the media landscape …

Is Climate the Greatest Story Rarely Told?

November 29th, 2018


Jacquelyn and Ramesh chat with Columbia University climate scientist and storyteller Kate Marvel about a fairy tale she wrote. Also, do Dragons like …

The Surprising Truth About Environmentalists and Voting

November 2nd, 2018


Co-hosts Jacquelyn Gill and Ramesh Laungani talk to Nathaniel Stinnett of the Environmental Voter Project about the problems and the potential of environmentalists' track record on voting, and just in time for Election …

How climate change is being confronted from space

October 17th, 2018


Co-hosts Ramesh Laungani and Sarah Myhre chat with scientist turned satellite guru Joe Mascaro of Planet Labs about how cubesats and satellite constellations can change the way we understand and address climate change.

How Citizens Climate Lobby Creates Green Solutions From Red and Blue

September 12th, 2018


Ramesh Laungani, Sarah Myhre and Andy Revkin chat about Carbon Fees and also talk to Steve Valk with Citizens' Climate Lobby about work across all …

Voices of the Future: Hope for Climate, Science and Climate Science

September 4th, 2018


Co-hosts Jacquelyn Gill and Ramesh Laungani went to the Ecological Society of America meeting and spoke to scientists from around the world about …

The Myth of the Earth Mama: The Hidden Clash Between Environmentalism and Feminism

August 14th, 2018


Co-hosts Jacquelyn Gill and Sarah Myhre have an honest and sometimes hilarious conversation with Jennifer Bernstein of USC about the tension between the women's movement and the green movement.

Also, Myhre breaks down …

Change in our oceans is a social problem, too.

July 23rd, 2018


Co-hosts Jacquelyn Gill and Ramesh Laungani speak to Melissa Watkinson, who researches the social and cultural dimensions of ocean acidification in …

This is Zero Hour: The Voices Behind the July 21 Youth Climate March

July 2nd, 2018


The Zero Hour movement is organizing a Youth Climate lobby day on July 19 and a march July 21 in Washington, D.C. to deliver a set of demands to …

"Climate Change is a Pathway into Science": Introducing Ramesh Laungani

May 29th, 2018


The Warm Regards team is thrilled to introduce Ramesh Laungani as a rotating co-host of the show, appearing alongside Jacquelyn, Andy (and others - stay tuned) every few episodes.

In his introductory episode, Ramesh and …

There is No Red and Blue America, Because There's Really Six Americas

April 3rd, 2018


We’ve all heard about red and blue states making up our politically polarized nation. But when it comes to climate change, there are more than just …

Diversity and climate with Kim Cobb

March 7th, 2018


Host Andy Revkin chats with Georgia Tech's Kim Cobb about the importance of paleoclimate and what records of the earth and environment’s previous eons can tell us about where we are, where we’re headed and what can be …

Finding Shared Values - Katharine Hayhoe on Engaging with Climate Change Deniers

December 19th, 2017


Renowned scientist and communicator Katharine Hayhoe joins Jacquelyn for an enlightening discussion on how best to communicate with climate deniers. …

#MeToo: The Harassment of Women Scientists Online - and Off.

December 7th, 2017


Jacquelyn Gill and paleoclimatologist Dr. Sarah Myhre talk about the deep misogyny facing women scientists in online communities, and often in their …

Thanksgiving thoughts: Do you waste more or less food than most people?

November 23rd, 2017


Just in time for Thanksgiving, Jacquelyn Gill speaks with Victoria Ligon, an expert in food waste from the University of Arizona. If you think you hate wasting food more than most people, you might be surprised to hear …

Talking to DOI Whistleblower Joel Clement

October 27th, 2017


Andy Revkin is joined by Joel Clement, the Department of the Interior's whistleblower. Joel talks about his job at DOI, his resignation and "scathing letter", and his concern for Alaska's Indigenous communities.

Find …

"Still in Emergency Mode": Puerto Rico & The Caribbean Three Weeks Out from Maria

October 12th, 2017


Eric Holthaus and Miami meteorologist John Morales hash out their thoughts on a relentless hurricane season, the desperate situation in Puerto Rico, …

Climate Change Got You Down? You Need to Hear This Now

October 9th, 2017


Andrew Revkin and Jacquelyn Gill talk with Sara Moore about climate adaptation and staying hopeful in what feels like very troubling times.

Sara …

People Power: The Fight for Environmental Justice in the Age of Climate Change

September 14th, 2017


In one of the most hopeful episodes yet, Jacquelyn and Eric are joined by Mustafa Santiago Ali, Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental …

Bonus Episode: Climate Change and the world of Game of Thrones

September 8th, 2017


In this bonus episode of Warm Regards, Jacquelyn and Andy are joined by Kaustubh Thirumalai (paleoclimatologist and postdoctoral researcher at Brown …

Hurricane Harvey and Houston's Four Feet of Rain - Don't Call it an Anomaly (w/ Marshall Shepherd)

August 30th, 2017


In this quick response episode, former American Meteorological Society President Marshall Shepherd joins Eric Holthaus and Andy Revkin to talk about …

Stories from Shishmaref, Alaska's Climate Frontline

August 21st, 2017


Jacquelyn, Eric and Andy speak with Esau Sinnok, a 19-year-old climate activist from Shishmaref, a village that has been dealing first-hand with the …

There's No App for Climate Change: A Manifesto for Moving Forward

August 4th, 2017


Jacquelyn Gill and Andy Revkin talk with Richard Heinberg of the Post Carbon Institute about the dangers of relying on technology to bail us out when …

Catching up on climate in the Trump Era and that overheated New York Magazine article

July 21st, 2017


After a hiatus of a few months, Eric Holthaus, Andrew Revkin and Jacquelyn Gill are back and ready to bring you up to speed on how they've witnessed …

Warm Regards Announcement

May 26th, 2017


Warm Regards is taking a hiatus until mid-summer. We're working on exciting new content and ideas for the show, and look forward to relaunching bigger and better!

Continue to connect with us on social media:
Facebook: …

Talking mammoths, timescales, and rewilding with "Welcome to Pleistocene Park" writer Ross Andersen

April 10th, 2017


One of the most fascinating climate change stories of the year comes from Ross Anderson at The Atlantic. In "Welcome to Pleistocene Park", Ross writes about Pleistocene Park, a reserve in Siberia that aims to stave off …

Why more scientists are running for office

February 21st, 2017


In this week’s show, we’re talking about the growing movement to get more scientists to consider public office. Why do we need more scientists in office in the first place?

Jacquelyn and Andy will talk with Shaughnessy …

Science in a ‘post-fact’ world

February 1st, 2017


We were expecting to take a longer break while preparing ourselves for 2017. But it’s clear we need to respond to the whirlwind first week of Donald Trump’s presidency –- specifically what it means for science and …

The year in review

December 14th, 2016


This episode will be the last in Season 1 of Warm Regards.

We’ve had a tremendously positive response to the podcast so far from you, our listeners, and from the larger podcast community. We’re going to be back in …

On humanizing science

December 4th, 2016


This week, we’re talking with Dr. Jonathan Foley, executive director at the California Academy of Sciences.

The California Academy bills itself as …

Climate anxiety in the Trump era

November 19th, 2016


It’s been a long week and a half. We’re still processing everything that’s happening, just like all of you. We might never understand it, but it’s clear the consequences for the climate are immediate and have already …

First thoughts on President-Elect Trump

November 9th, 2016


The climate stakes of last night's election are so huge as to be almost unfathomable. Hundreds of years, dozens of generations. We can't get around that fact. The future of humanity -- and all the species we share this …

Rise of the eco-right

November 4th, 2016


This week, we’re going to tackle what might be in store when it comes to climate after the election. Specifically, we’re going to examine the future …

Years of Living Dangerously's co-creator on telling the 'biggest story out there'

October 30th, 2016


Television journalists don’t give much airtime to climate change. In all of 2015, American broadcast networks only collectively devoted 146 minutes …

Does climate matter in America's election?

October 25th, 2016


This week, we’re talking once again about climate politics as this insane presidential race nears the final stage.

And we’ve got a special guest …

What caused the end of the Ice Age?

October 17th, 2016


What caused the end of the Ice Age? It’s a 20,000-year old mystery that’s being tackled by climate scientists across the county. Answering this …

The Climate Context of Hurricane Matthew

October 6th, 2016


This week, we have a special interview with Kerry Emanuel, a meteorologist and climate scientist who specializes in hurricane physics. We’re talking …

Is 2016 the warmest year in all of history?

September 18th, 2016


Is 2016 the warmest year in all of history?

We’re going to tackle a bold and controversial statement this week: that 2016 is likely the single warmest …

Climate scientists are people too!

September 5th, 2016


This week, we're joined by Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech University.

Katharine talks about how she discusses climate change with her friends, family and skeptics. She'll also provide advice for …

Where Earth's future is headed

August 23rd, 2016


This week, we wrap up our three-part series on the past, present and future of climate science. We’re going to do our best to envision how today’s emissions will impact tomorrow’s planet.

Eric, Jacquelyn and Andy will …

Flood watch: putting Louisiana's epic floods in a climate context

August 17th, 2016


This week, we’re talking about the ongoing flooding in Louisiana, which the Red Cross now says is likely America’s worst disaster since Hurricane Sandy.

Early last week, the National Hurricane Center began tracking a …

How do you take the planet's temperature?

August 11th, 2016


For this week’s show, we’re going to continue what we started last week: A brief interlude into the science of climate change.

We’re right in the middle of what’s very likely to be the hottest year on record, and we’ve …

Climate forensics: How scientists reconstruct the past to understand change today

August 2nd, 2016


For the next three weeks, we’ll bring you bite-sized chunks of science that’ll hone in on how we got to where we are right now -- in the middle of the warmest year that humanity has likely ever experienced -- and where …

Bonus: The Global Cooling Myth

July 27th, 2016


This week, we present a bonus episode of Warm Regards.

Forty years ago, on April 28th, 1975, Newsweek magazine published an article that created one of the most pervasive scientific myths in modern history.

It was a …

Climate politics in America's crazy presidential race

July 13th, 2016


If you’re listening to this from a post-apocalyptic Pokemon-dominated global-warming ravaged future –- welcome!

We’re getting to crunch time in the …

Is it time to freak out about the Arctic?

July 1st, 2016


Snow and ice are disappearing from the Arctic region at unprecedented rates, leaving behind open water that’s much less reflective to incoming …

How do we talk about climate change?

June 23rd, 2016


For those of us who think about climate change often -- like unhealthily often -- there's sometimes a sense that you're missing the story. Climate change is quite possibly the biggest story of all time. But it can feel …

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