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The Climate Pod

Jun 29, 2022

We can't fully appreciate the world around us without trying to understand the vastly different experiences of other animals on our shared planet. That is exactly what Ed Yong explores in his new book, An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal The Hidden Realms Around UsHe joins the show this week to explain the complex nature of our senses and the senses of other animals, how this reveals important parallels to the climate fight, and how we limit damage caused by noise and light pollution and consider animals when decarbonizing. We also discuss the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2022 and what he's learned covering the pandemic. 

Co-hosts Ty and Brock Benefiel also discuss the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and the hypocrisy and cruelty of the court as it looks to limit pollution and emissions regulations. 

Ed Yong is a science writer at The Atlantic. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for his coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic. He is previously the author of I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life.

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Further Reading:

Tayhlor Coleman's Twitter thread on building political power to fight rightwing movements

Rep. Sean Casten's Twitter thread on breaking the filibuster to protect reproductive rights

Former Obama Administration official Brandi Colander on Research Connecting Climate Change to Pregnancy Complications (47:30)