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Finding cooling solutions during India’s scorching heat
As India’s extreme heat threatens lives, CBC’s Salimah Shivji shares solutions for cooling. John Vaillant warns of the frightening reality of 21st century wildfire. CBC’s Emily Chung introduces us to Ontarians experiencing the joys of affordable eco-friendly housing. Listeners are abuzz with questions about pollinator gardens. And an 11-year-old climate hero making a difference one lemonade stand at a time.
From beaches to backyards, gardens as climate solutions
Helping shellfish survive extreme heat with Indigenous knowledge and western science. How to plant your backyard or balcony garden to benefit biodiversity and decolonize the landscape. And lessons from Australia on protecting your health during climate emergencies.
Wildfires, a warming planet, and the fiery Alberta election
Alberta is in the hot seat with raging wildfires and a heated campaign. We trace the climate connections with voters and CBC meteorologist, Christy Climenhaga. At the other end of the thermostat, researchers race against warming to preserve archives of glacial ice in the Svalbard Archipelago. Gordon Neighbourhood House builds community in the face of heat extremes. Ashlee Cunsolo serves up wisdom about coping with ecological grief. And climate hero Jeremy Dias works to make his charity climate-friendly.
Why a battle over a seawall is key to the future of PEI’s crumbling shores
A dispute over a stone seawall on a public beach exposes PEI’s climate vulnerability and raises questions about natural solutions to the island’s eroding shores. CBC producer Janna Graham takes us to visit "The Wall" and learn what’s at stake as the island faces rising sea levels and more storm surges like Fiona. Next, we go down under to hear what Australia's deadly wildfires can teach us about the decision to "stay and defend" your property despite evacuation orders. Then, we tag along with a group of young people who want climate jobs and are banging down the government’s door to get them. We hear about their demands for a “Youth Climate Corps”.
The hunt for herring in a B.C. fjord and why it matters
Laura Lynch sidles up to sea lions in Howe Sound with a group protecting biodiversity. Why we need “all hands on deck” in the fight against wildfires. Listeners weigh in on how to leave fossil fuels behind without leaving workers in the lurch. A post-apocalyptic climate drama helps high school students grapple with the effects of climate change. And a local climate hero and hairdresser tells about the magic of …worms?
What On Earth is on a mission to move and challenge you to think about climate change in new ways by hunting down climate solutions, kicking the tires on them, and injecting some hope. We step up to relieve you of the existential dread you might feel about climate change — because here's the good news: you are part of the solution.