Climate Change & The Many Faces of Denial

Climate Change & The Many Faces of Denial

Most of these interviews were recorded between 2016 & 2018 while working at Roundhouse Radio. They were used to assist in writing my master's thesis with Simon Fraser University, "Climate Change and The Many Faces of Denial." There are new interviews that have been added that build on this work.


January 15, 2023 60 mins
This is a conversation from the Victoria Forum. A collaboration between the Senate of Canada and the University of Victoria. I was asked to moderate this plenary session, "Bridging Environmental Divides: Shifting our relationship with the natural world from extractive to regenerative." This conversation analyzes our quest to shift our relationship with the natural world from extractive to regenerative by bridging environmental divi...
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In this episode from another conversation, we talk about the power of paradox and how it impacts the work we do including climate change.
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October 9, 2019 47 mins
Dr. Scranton is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, where he teaches creative writing and environmental humanities. Roy is an essayist, novelist, literary critic, and climate philosopher, best known for his work on war, war literature, and the Anthropocene. He is the author of five books and has written widely for publications such as the New York Times, Rolling Stone, MIT Technology Review, the Yale ...
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October 9, 2019 39 mins
Professor, author, poet, and lecturer, David Talks about the conversational nature of reality. That place between where who we think we are and what we expect of the world and what others think and expect of us is the only place that's real. We talk about his family and his work. One of my favorites!
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October 9, 2019 38 mins
Marketing guru and former CEO of the David Suzuki Foundation. We talk about climate change and as well as pollution in the public square, where a toxic smog of adversarial rhetoric, propaganda, and polarization stifles discussion and debate, creating resistance to change and thwarting our ability to solve our collective problems.

In this second edition of I'm Right and You're an Idiot , James Hoggan grapples with this critical issue...
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October 9, 2019 41 mins
Naomi Oreskes is a Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. A world-renowned geologist, historian and public speaker, she is a leading voice on the role of science in society and the reality of anthropogenic climate change.
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June 9, 2019 20 mins
Al Gore is an American politician, businessman, and environmentalist who served as the 45th vice president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. He is an environmental activist whose work in climate change activism earned him the Nobel Peace Price with the IPPC in 2007. This was recorded in Seattle during our Climate Reality Project training.
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December 9, 2018 38 mins
Andrew J. Hoffman is a professor of sustainable enterprise at the University of Michigan. He is a leader in using organizational networks and strategic analysis to assess the implications of environmental issues for business. He has published over 16 books and over 100 articles. The last time we met in Vancouver Andy was on sabbatical and we were able to spend some time talking about his latest book How Culture Shapes the Climate ...
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November 9, 2018 37 mins
Director, Writer, and Producer of Secrets From the Ice, a documentary, tells us about what got him into film-making and enticed him about this project which offers a look at some never seen artifacts that recently ‘released themselves’ from the melting ice in the Yukon.
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November 9, 2018 38 mins
John Englander is an oceanographer, multi-book author, and international speaker on climate change and Sea Level Rise (SLR). Located in Boca Raton, FL, John frequently travels for both science and business. In this episode, we talk about what Vancouver is doing to get prepared. John is joined by Brad Badelt, Assistant Director, The City of Vancouver Sustainability Group.
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October 9, 2018 41 mins
Mark Maslin is a Professor of Earth System Science at UCL. Maslin is a leading scientist with particular expertise in understanding the Anthropocene and how it relates to the major challenges facing humanity in the 21st century.
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July 9, 2018 47 mins
Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change. She teaches political science at Texaz Tech Univerisity where she is the Director of the Climate Science Center. In her role as Chief Scientist, Katharine is responsible for the TNC’s wider portfolio of global climate advocacy and adaptation work.

Katharine has served as lead author on the Second, Third, and Fourth National Climate Assessments. She also hosts a...
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July 9, 2018 46 mins
Chad Frischmann is the CEO and Founder of Regenerative Intelligence (RegenIntel), a global ecosystem superpowered by a network of world-class system thinkers and doers creating a virtuous cycle of collaborative intelligence, that enables the effective implementation of the highest impact ‘system of solutions’ for the planet and for people at scale.

From 2014-2022, prior to launching RegenIntel, Chad was the co-author the New York Ti...
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March 9, 2018 24 mins
Eric Peterson of the Hakai Institute discusses their research in climate change and the recent discovery of a 14,000- year-old village of the BC coast.
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March 9, 2018 40 mins
Co-Founder and Executive Director of One Earth.
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February 9, 2018 32 mins
Gabrielle Hecht is a Professor of Nuclear Security at CISAC, Senior Fellow at FSI, Professor of History, and Professor (by courtesy) of Anthropology.
Her current research explores radioactive residues, mine waste, air pollution, and African Anthropocenes.
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January 9, 2018 46 mins
Kelly Oliver is an American philosopher specializing in feminism, political philosophy and ethics. She is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She is also a founder of the feminist philosophy journal philoSOPHIA. We spend much of our time discussing Animal Lessons, how they teach us to be human.
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January 9, 2018 40 mins
Director of Graduate Studies for Environmental Studies, Associate Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies with the University of Oregon. A specialty of Karis is living with denial. Other interests in Interests: Gender, Place and Environment, Social Psychology and Interaction, Sociology of Culture, Theory Knowledge Science, Qualitative Approaches.
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January 9, 2018 37 mins
Connie Zweig, Ph.D., is a retired therapist, writer, Climate Reality Leader, and Citizens Climate Lobbyist. Known as the Shadow Expert, she is co-author of Meeting the Shadow and Romancing the Shadow and author of Meeting the Shadow of Spirituality and a novel, A Moth to the Flame: The Life of Sufi Poet Rumi.
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January 9, 2018 38 mins
Brian Stafford, MD, MPH is a depth psychiatrist, wilderness guide, poet, essayist, and agent of human and cultural transformation. Previously, he was an academic pediatrician, and an adult, adolescent, child, perinatal, and infant psychiatrist with numerous clinical, research, and educational publications as well as many institutional, state, and national awards.
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