FULL SHOW: May 5, 2019

May 5, 2019

The Green New Deal has become a political lightning rod, but 2018 polling showed 8 out of 10 Americans support the underlying ideas.
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" The current data suggests - and certainly the behavior of current candidates for the Democratic nomination strongly suggests - that this will be the first national election where climate change ends up playing a major role." - Ed Maibach, George Mason University

This week on Living Lab Radio:

  • Climate change communication researcher Ed Maibach shares a surprising reality about American attitudes toward the polarized issue - the majority of Americans know climate change is a problem and support solutions like emissions limits, renewable energy research and development, and carbon pricing.
  • Whale entanglement expert Scott Landry explains how new rules under consideration by federal regulators could help endangered North Atlantic right whales.
  • Anna Oposa of Save Philippine Seas sheds light on the threats facing thresher sharks in the Philippines, and says ocean conservation isn't just for environmentalists - it's for everyone.
  • Naturalist David Mizejewski provides practical tips on how to create beautiful gardens that double as functional habitat for wildlife.