Ep005 A conversation on climate change with Dr. Debra Tillinger

In today's conversation, I speak with climate educator Dr. Debra Tillinger. Dr. Tillinger holds a PhD in ocean and climate physics from Columbia University. She works at the American Museum of Natural History in New York city and is also a performance artist who teaches science informally as "Dr. Mermaid."

Dr. Tillinger and I talk about the history of climate research, some of the common myths associated with climate and climate change and why it's unlikely that science will come up with a single, simple solution to saving the earth's inhabitants.

Get tickets to the 2018 Mermaid Lagoon at House of Yes in Brooklyn, New York here!

Please visit Dr. Tillinger's website and support the great work she is doing. www.debratillinger.com

Mentioned on the podcast:

Our Earth's Future, online climate course

Background on Mandelbrot sets and chaos theory

THE POINT Community Development Corporation

Information on carbon capture and sequestration

Peter Singer's TED Talk

Constant Anxiety Won't Save the World: The Atlantic

A citation for the importance of population in climate change

1996: Recycling Is Garbage By John Tierney

2015: The Reign of Recycling By John Tierney

The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

Heidi Cullen

Lolita the Orca and more Lolita

 

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