We begin this week with the wonderful Kathy Vatcher, member and membership director for the Mycological Society of Toronto. Kathy joins us to talk about the wonderful fungi, it's uses in practical applications (eco-materials, biodegradable packaging, food, medicine etc), it's role in nature's web, some cool fungi facts and how they have impacted her personal artwork and appreciation of the natural world.
You can learn more about Kathy on her personal website here.
You can learn more about the Mycological Society of Toronto, and sign up for their annual fungi foray here.
After our fun visit with Kathy, Stefan and Saryn dig into some more serious news by spending the rest of the program analyzing the various aspects of the disaster currently playing out in Houston Texas with the hurricane and flooding. We talk about the mainstream media coverage itself, what can be said about its relation to climate change, the knock-off effects that are largely not being talked about and the long term financial impacts among assorted other issues to prepare for.
- It's a fact: climate change made Hurricane Harvey more deadly
- Hurricane Harvey will likely be most expensive natural disaster in US history: AccuWeather
- "We need that Gulf Coast": Harvey flooding shuts down oil refineries
- Hurricane Harvey Lays Bare Our New Bargain With Nature
- Hurricane Harvey could push forward U.S. debt ceiling deadline: Mnuchin
- Hurricane Harvey has raised the market value of US oil-refining companies by millions
- Energy stocks pummeled again as Harvey dumps more rain on Texas
- More fires expected at Texas chemical plant, federal investigation launched
- Your Right Not to Know About that Exploding Chemical Plant Near Houston
We also acknowledge the disastrous flooding and mayhem and loss of life in South Asia, that among other impacts has put 1/3 of Bangladesh underwater with 40+ million impacted and over 1,200 reported deaths so far.
- Heavy Monsoon Causing Extreme Flooding In South Asia Has Killed 1,200 People So Far
- A third of Bangladesh under water as flood devastation widens
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