Segment 1: The Jellyfish Apocalypse
and why you should believe (and doubt) everything you hear
Stefan starts us off with an update on his favorite topic. More to the point this story helps us remember that not only is no research ever the final word, but that often the reason you may think science is always changing it's mind is that the journalist reporting on it has different incentives (and educational backgrounds) to the scientists doing the work which often confuses what conclusions should be drawn from a given study or paper.
- What You Need to Know About the Coming Jellyfish Apocalypse
- Don’t Fear the Jellygeddon
- Box jellyfish will destroy future oceans by gobbling up the food
- Last Week Tonight: Scientific Studies Episode [Highly Recommended]
Segment 2: Saryn Takes on the budget
The federal budget came out yesterday and there's a lot in there that would make environmentally concerned citizens happy. We discuss the details, what's good, what's bad and what we don't know yet. Most importantly however, what isn't in it, and how should we feel about this potentially mixed bag?
- Suddenly, climate change policies are all the rage. What gives?
- Canada Budget 2018 Boosts Conservation Funding
- Budget delivers new conservation fund but avoids climate commitments
Segment 3: Bad News Bears
To close, we had no choice but to share some scary stuff. Sorry... it is an environmental news show.
- “Freakishly Warm” Arctic Weather Has Scientists Reconsidering Worst-Case Scenarios on Climate Change
- Europe is so cold now that the Arctic appears to be a warm escape
- North Atlantic right whales may face extinction after no new births recorded
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