For the 45th anniversary of Earth Day observations, Alex Chadwick, long-time public radio reporter and host of the podcast “Burn, An Energy Journal” and Flora Lichtman, host of “The Adaptors” podcast are hosting a one-hour special about climate change.
They focus on people taking on climate change, from university scientists to home workshop inventors. “We want to talk about these scientific issues through the lens of individual people and their stories,” notes Lichtman.
Their subjects include chemist Amy Creeto, at work on devising better, longer-lasting batteries, and dreamers like philosophy professor Mathew Leow, who proposes a “meat patch,” like a nicotine patch to lessen the desire to eat meat, hence reducing the greenhouse gases emitted by cattle.
These human-scale stories provide a window into the essence of who we are as a species and a measure of hope that we can tackle perhaps the biggest challenges we’ve ever faced.
The Adapters Earth Day Radio Special airs on WHYY-FM on Saturday, April 18 at 6:00 am.