Green Planet Monitor Podcast

Series produced by David Kattenburg

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A weekly, hour-length package of interviews and short docs about global ecology, Earth systems, human development, human rights, international law & justice, science, technology and medicine. Voices and stories from a warm wet planet.

A weekly, hour-length package of interviews and short docs about global ecology, Earth systems, human development, human rights, international law & justice, science, technology and medicine.

33 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Extinction Rebellion protests pack London streets; human beings have commandeered an astonishing quarter of Earth’s natural productivity, decimatin...

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  • Added: May 01, 2023
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Silwan, Credit: David Kattenburg
We’ve all heard it before: Eat less meat. People lucky enough to eat, should eat less of everything. Microbe magic! Having fun with microbes. Growi...

  • Added: May 10, 2023
  • Length: 59:13
Caption: Thomas Donati, Credit: David Kattenburg
Turning tall cane stalks into small, supple reeds for woodwind instruments. Decarbonizing construction. Tons of carbon are embodied in buildings; t...

  • Added: May 14, 2023
  • Length: 54:49
Caption: David Mivasair canoes Cootes Paradise, Credit: David Kattenburg
The roots of the US anti-abortion movement — misogyny, racism and hatred of immigrants. On the edge of a big Canadian city, an oasis of calm where ...

  • Added: May 21, 2023
  • Length: 58:33
Caption: Birtukan Kebede shows of wheat landrace grains, Credit: David Kattenburg
War is not healthy for children and other living things, so the Sixties saying went. It isn’t healthy for Planet Earth’s climate system either. The...

  • Added: May 29, 2023
  • Length: 59:16
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Long Covid -- a complex ailment driving lots of people down. Moms, babies and bacteria -- the relationship starts before you’re born, then you’re c...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2023
  • Length: 57:27
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Mycorrhizal fungi -- underground networks, pulsating with nutrients; storing mountains of carbon. On Lebanese hilltops, ancient cedars grow, agains...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2023
  • Length: 58:29
Caption: Sandra Witelson, Credit: David Kattenburg
Powerful new antibiotics discovered using artificial intelligence. Sitting in a restaurant, staring at a piece of fish. Is it really that expensive...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2023
  • Length: 58:52
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Humanity’s impact on Planet Earth has a name: the Anthropocene. The start of Earth’s human age can be pinpointed in ice and biological cores, and t...

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  • Added: Jul 04, 2023
  • Length: 59:33
  • Purchases: 1
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Nothing woolly-headed or Utopian about it: A universal, guaranteed basic income. A hundred years later, memories of war that do not fade. And, one ...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2023
  • Length: 59:14
Caption: Crawford Lake, Credit: David Kattenburg
After years of study, a scientific panel proposes a formal definition of the Anthropocene, naming the spot where humanity’s fingerprints are best o...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2023
  • Length: 58:05
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Artificial Intelligence -- existential threat to humanity, or just to basic civil rights? Personal DNA testing – you never know what you’ll find. ...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2023
  • Length: 58:54
Caption: Rwandan genocide museum, Credit: David Kattenburg
Bacteria in your gut tweak your brain. Sometimes friendly, sometimes not. The hundred-day genocide in Rwanda -- recalling the mayhem on its 29th an...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2023
  • Length: 58:49
Caption: Bravo Shot
Commemorating the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: a nuclear scientist remembers. A historian paints a different picture. And, the Pacific...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2023
  • Length: 59:23
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Long debunked -- the mythology of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Out of the mushroom clouds, nuclearism's dark expanding circle. And, the world’s latest n...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2023
  • Length: 59:21
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Uranium mining in Niger: a filthy, toxic business. Fifty years after the end of America’s war on Vietnam, traces of US chemical weapons linger. And...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2023
  • Length: 58:38
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In West Africa, French colonialism officially ended in the 1960s. Six decades later, neocolonialism lives on. These days, America is the world’s pr...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2023
  • Length: 51:46
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Kids aren’t the only ones rebelling against extinction. In Ottawa, a sixty-year-old gets arrested for sitting down on a highway. Forget politicians...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2023
  • Length: 59:19
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A year after SCOTUS banished abortion rights, millions of American women and girls face dire threats to their health and emotional well-being. Twen...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2023
  • Length: 56:42
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Feed your head, Grace Slick cried in the song White Rabbit. How about feeding the bacteria in your gut? Beer won’t make you smart. How about wine, ...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2023
  • Length: 56:05