Many People Think that Climate Change is Mainly About Rising Temperatures. But this Increase is Only the Beginning of the Story. We tell you About 7 Podcasts that will Help you to Understand the Situation
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LatinAmerican Post | Julieta Gutiérrez
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According to the UN, climate change is called the universal alteration of the earth's climate. That is to say, places like the South Pole and the North Pole are presenting a worrying level of melting in the mass of ice; which enhances the greenhouse effect and causes the rise in sea level. This could turn out to be disastrous in the not too distant future, as the world's coastal cities could disappear entirely.
Another problem is the multiplication of desert areas. According to an article published by National Geographic, global warming is predicted to increase the size of deserts, which already occupy a quarter of the planet.
However, this is only a small part of the problem. Well, the alteration in the climate of planet earth affects everything that surrounds us and its consequences are increasingly devastating for life. According to the UN, 150 species become extinct every day due to climate change. In addition, the world's harvests are less and less. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), corn and bean harvests have decreased by 60 to 80% in Latin American countries such as Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.
What are the causes of all this? What causes it? According to the UN, these changes can occur due to natural effects that occur, for example, through variations in the solar cycle. However, compared to human activities (such as deforestation due to ranching or the burning of fossil fuels), these natural effects are extremely small.
For this reason, we have decided to compile 7 incredible podcasts created by different specialists that will help you understand climate change and environmental deterioration, and in turn will teach you multiple ways to combat it.
"Call of the Wild, the WWF podcast"
This is a podcast produced by the WWF environmental organization that for 40 minutes seeks to be the spokesperson for the plants and animals that live with us on planet earth. Each chapter delves into a specific environmental issue, which is guided by different experts from the Organization. They also share news and other environmental news. You can find these fascinating episodes on platforms like Spotify, IVOOX, and Anchor. They also have a podcast in Spanish called "Somos Naturaleza".
The Colombian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development decided to create different pedagogical podcasts that seek to contribute to the construction of long-term climate resilience in Colombia. To do this, they will address issues such as sustainable production and consumption, climate change mitigation and other issues that manage to nurture collective environmental knowledge. In addition, this series of episodes also seeks to provide tools for research and debate regarding environmental problems.
These short chapters, most of which last no more than 8 minutes, will be available every week on different platforms such as YouTube, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter or directly on the official page of www.e2050colombia.com.
"Vivir sin plástico"
If you are one of those people who analyzes the environmental impact of everything you do, or if you are aware of your responsibility in climate change, this series of podcasts will help you understand what is happening to you and what solutions you can find in this regard.
To do this, the journalist Irene Baños, author of the book "Eco-anxiety: we come out of a crisis, let's not fall into another", tells how 'eco-anxiety' can become a double-edged sword. Since instead of offering solutions it only produces more stress. So the communicator will help choose the best sources of information that contribute to the development of our environmental awareness, thus avoiding misinformation. You can listen to the different episodes on the official page www.vivirsinplastico.com
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"The Climate Connection"
This podcast series features Oxford University Press. There different researchers, teachers, authors and publishers share their knowledge and through 10 chapters show the vision of these specialists on innovative forms of environmental awareness that occur through education. You can listen and follow the different chapters of "The Climate Connection" on platforms such as Apple Podcast, Google Podcast and Spotify.
"Lo que haces cuenta," a National Geographic Podcast
This podcast leads to a path of awareness and learning; where different expert activists, entrepreneurs and adventurers explain about the ecological and climate crisis. In addition, throughout each chapter they will enter the Amazon jungle to understand the increase and consequences of deforestation. You can find all these episodes that have a duration of less than 20 minutes on the Spotify platform. The same "What you do counts" podcast is in English as well.
"El Pódcast La Ruta del Clima"
This is an initiative of the Costa Rican NGO Ruta del Clima that defends the public right to participate in climate actions. For this reason, it has created a series of podcasts in English and Spanish where they delve into climate governance issues. There the chapters disseminate the views of politicians and climate activists on climate action and human rights. Listen to the chapters on different platforms such as Spotify, Google Podcast and Amazon Music.
This is a podcast made by the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate Change. This series of chapters, which has a narrative for an audience over 15 years of age, seeks to expose a complete vision of the science of climate change, the history, the social, political and economic factors that have influenced the increase in the environmental problems. If you want to know more about these chapters, you can listen to them on Google Podcast, Apple Podcasts and Spotify.