Oregon Zoo Arctic Ambassador, Caroline Bass, talks about Climate Change
Host Lisa Loving’s guest is teenaged activist and Oregon Zoo Arctic Ambassador Caroline Bass, who traveled to the far northern reaches of Manitoba, Canada this fall with Polar Bears International to learn more about global warming and the threatened habitat of polar bears. What can we do to save the planet?
Article Co-Authored by Caroline at the PBI Leadership Camp:
A Lazy Bear & Energized Teens
(Photos by Caroline Bass)
During the show, a listener recommended Dirt, The Movie
Another listener, Barry, claimed that Human Emissions are irrelevant because Volcanoes emit much, much, more Greenhouse Gas than Humans ever could, so changing OUR behavior would have little or no effect on climate. He implied that we'd have to plug up all the world's Volcanoes to get any significant reduction in Greenhouse Gases.
Well... The Scientists at the USGS think otherwise... "Human activities, responsible for a projected 35 billion metric tons (gigatons) of CO2 emissions in 2010 (Friedlingstein et al., 2010), release an amount of CO2 that dwarfs the annual CO2 emissions of all the world’s degassing subaerial and submarine volcanoes."