SOCAN’s Climate Capsules

Climate Capsules are 2 – 3 minute educational broadcast snippets that offer information on climate science and climate change trends, plus tips on what we can do go address the problem.  They are produced in the studio of and broadcast on KSKQ,  a non-commercial educational community FM radio station licensed by the United States Federal Communications Commission in Ashland, Oregon with plans for syndication around the region.  KSKQ Broadcasts on 89.5 FM Ashland and 94.1 FM Medford and the region.  The SOCAN Climate Capsules are written and narrated by SOCAN co-facilitator Alan Journet.

Scripts are available here:

CC 2018 1 -Clean Energy Jobs Where we were in early 2018 on state legislation
CC 2018 2 -SOCAN About Southern Oregon Climate Action Now
CC 2018 3 – To tax or cap  The difference between taxing emissions and capping emissions
CC 2018 4 -Limiting Emissions  The extent of emissions reduction efforts
CC 2018 5 – Optimism or Pessimism The reasons for optimism
CC 2018 6 – Where there’s smoke A brief history of western fire
CC 2018 7 – The forest for the trees The myth of carbon losses from wildfire
CC 2018 8 – The Population Perception Why population is important but consumption is moire important
CC 2018 9 – Master Climate Protector Revised About SOCAN’s Master Climate Protector course
CC 2018 10 – AGW versus ACC The difference between global warming the same as climate change
CC 2018 11 – The Clean Fossil Fuel The myth of fossil (natural) gas as a clean fossil fuel.
CC 2018 12 – The Basics The basic driver of global warming
CC 2018 13 – Discovering Glaciation The main drivers of the historic glacial – inter-glacial cycle
CC 2018 14 – An Economic Tragedy How the Tragedy of the Commons promotes environmental abuse
CC 2018 15 – Regional Trends and Projections What is happening in Jackson County climatically
CC 2018 16 – Footprints The value of assessing our greenhouse gas emissions footprint
CC 2018 17 – Carbon dioxide equivalents The relative contribution of greenhouse gases to warming
CC 2018 18 – JC – PC The Jordan Cove Pacific Connector global warming disaster
CC 2018 19 – Eat low Why a vegetarian lifestyle is beneficial
CC 2018 20 – Electric Charge  Despite alternative facts (myths) electric cars ARE better
CC 2018 21 – Heat Sinks Where the heat is really being retained on the planet
CC 2018 22 – Arctic Polar Ice Conundrum What is happening to Arctic polar ice cap
CC 2018 23 – Antarctic Polar Ice Conundrum  What is happening to the Antarctic polar ice cap
CC 2018 24 – Banking on solutions Difference among banks in social responsibility
CC 2018 25 – The new normal (climate) The warming trends has continued for decades; for most humans it’s the norm.
CC 2018 26 – We’re just in recovery (from the ice age) What has been happening since the last Ice Age
CC 2018 27 – Natural Disasters How natural are ‘natural’ disaster?
CC 2018 28 – The Polar Vortex The cause for the dramatic temperature shifts and difference
CC 2018 29 – Health Care for All Health care as a climate issue
CC 2018 30 – A geologic perspective The Icehouse and Hothouse phases in Earth’s history
CC 2018 31 – Range-shifting pathogens How global warming is influencing pathogenic organisms
CC 2018 32 – The multiple-choice question A test of our understanding of global warming’s cause
 CC 2018 33 – Increasing snowfall How we can have more snowfall with global warming
 CC 2018 34 – Degree Days A measure of warming and cooling
CC 2018 35 – Finite Planet The myth of infinite economic growth
CC 2018 36 – Hurricanes What’s happening with hurricanes
CC 2018 37 – Models Why models are credible
CC 2018 38 – Gauging the sea The trick with assessing see level rise
Models  CC 2018 39 – Predicting or Projecting The difference between predictions and projections
CC 2018 40 – Adaptation vs Mitigation The difference between Adaptation and Mitigation
CC 2018 41 – Forests I Where’s the carbon Carbon storage in our forests is critical, but where is it?
CC 2018 42 – Forests II Carbon flux How the carbon flow thriugh our Oregon Forests
CC 2018 43 – Forests III Mediterranean Climate The implications of our Mediterranean climate
CC 2018 44 – Forests IV Future Climate What the future holds for our forests compostion
CC 2018 45 – Ectotherms and Endotherms  How organisms respond to temperature change
CC 2018 46 – Millions of Choices Individual action is necessary.
CC 2018 47 – Hole in the Ozone How global warming relates to the infamous Ozone Hole
CC 2018 48 – Our Oceans as saviors Our oceans are critical to protecting us from warming, but they suffer
CC 2018 49 – Greenhouse Gas Benefits There may be some limited benefit from greenhouse gas emissions
CC 2018 50 – Ice Cores Ice cores provide a history of climate for hundreds of thousands of years
CC 2018 51 – Longevity Limitations Our sense of past norms is influence by how long we live
CC 2018 52 – The warming hiatus  The reality of that early 21st Century global warming hiatus claim
CC 2018 53 – Geoengineering The term ‘geoengineering’ is used and abused.
CC 2018 54 – Cow farts Cows Tasty as their products may be to many of us, cows contribute to the problem
CC 2018 55 – A boon to agriculture Can increased carbon dioxide enhance agricultural production?
CC 2018 56 – Polar bears The icons for global warming in many circles, polar bears have an unusual life cycle
CC 2018 57 – Voices of the Valley Giving local folks a voice, this video production offers commentaries from several local reaidents on how global warming / climate change influences them.
CC 2018 58 – Curry County Trends and Projections What the main climate trends and projections are for Curry County
CC 2018 58 – Jackson County Trends and Projections What the main climate trends and projections are for Jackson County
CC 2018 58 – Josephine Countyl Trends and Projections What the main climate trends and projections are for Josephine County
CC 2018 59 – Oregon State Climate Action The current (November 2018) status of greenhouse gas emissions reduction legislation in Oregon
CC 2018 60 – Master Climate Protector  SOCAN’s 2019 Master Climate Protector course is open for registration.

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