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Living Planet | Best Science Podcasts (2018)

Our selection of the best science podcasts of 2018. New science podcasts are updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.


Living Planet
Every Thursday, a new episode of Living Planet brings you environment stories from around the world, digging deeper into topics that touch our lives every day.

Living Planet: Denying the inevitable
2018-12-13 07:00:00
It's hard to believe but there are still people out there who refuse to believe that climate change is real, even when the island they live on is threatened by global warming. This week on Living Planet, we find out how climate change denial is connected to right-wing nationalism, how lobbyists push fossil fuels at COP24, and how award-winning drinking water is in danger in Greece.
29 minutes, 59 seconds


Living Planet: Earth, our home
2018-12-06 09:50:00
As world leaders meet for COP24 to discuss climate change, we're asking what home means to the people — and animals — we share the planet with. This week on Living Planet, we're looking at what decisions are being made to help protect planet Earth, our home.
29 minutes, 59 seconds


Living Planet: Asking the difficult questions
2018-11-29 09:50:00
Why did tragedy strike an environmental activist couple in Chile? Who will win the fight over Germany's coal phase-out and why is the movement attracting protesters from around the globe? Is the main purpose of beach cleanups is to soothe our conscience? We dig into these tricky subjects on this week's episode of Living Planet.
29 minutes, 59 seconds


Living Planet: Cleaning up the commute
2018-11-22 08:55:00
This week, we bring you stories of greener transport around the world, from eco-motorbikes in Uganda to the cycle-mad city of Utrecht, and talk to the man who's made Swedes ashamed to fly.
30 minutes


Living Planet: The web of life
2018-11-15 09:55:00
From a small amphibian with miraculous regeneration properties, to wild animals wandering the streets of Nairobi — and even the healing powers of our forests. We take a closer look at the weird and wonderful life that calls our planet home, and ask some hard questions about the future of the planet's biodiversity.
29 minutes, 58 seconds


Living Planet: Adapt and thrive
2018-11-08 16:05:00
Climate change: how can we adapt to a bad situation? From turning plastic waste into stylish pavers in Ghana, balancing a booming lithium industry with environmental protection in Chile and tackling the problem of food waste in Berlin. Plus, could warmer temperatures lead to the birth of a British wine industry?
29 minutes, 59 seconds


Living Planet: 3 degrees on 7 continents — part 2
2018-11-01 10:55:00
How will life on Earth change under 3-degree warming? We journey to one location on each of our planet's continents to discover the far-reaching consequences of climate change — and find out how communities are responding. On part 2: Hurricanes in North America, vanishing traditional ways of life in South America, and coral bleaching off the coast of Fiji.
30 minutes


Living Planet: 3 degrees on 7 continents — part 1
2018-10-25 09:55:00
How will life on Earth change under 3-degree warming? We journey to one location on each of our planet's continents to discover the far-reaching consequences of climate change — and find out how communities are responding. On part 1: Dramatic changes in Antarctica, bushfires in Australia, drought and water scarcity in Africa and living green in Europe.
30 minutes


Living Planet: Our changing climate
2018-10-18 09:55:00
When it comes to a world limit for global warming, 1.5 is the new 2 degrees. If temperatures continue to rise, we may lose our coral, food, alpine snow and beer, among many other things. We zoom in on these issues and ask how we can prevent huge lifestyle changes — and find out how technology can help us.
29 minutes, 59 seconds


Living Planet: Our changing planet
2018-10-18 09:55:00
When it comes to a world limit for global warming, 1.5 is the new 2 degrees. If temperatures continue to rise we may lose our coral, food, alpine snow and beer, among many other things. We zoom in on these issues and ask how we can prevent huge lifestyle changes — and find out how technology can help us.
29 minutes, 59 seconds




Best Science Podcasts 2018

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2018. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
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