Fear and Loathing and Science

Season 3  |  Episode 7

Climate Change and the Problem With Time

In this episode, we talk to an oceanographer, a geophysicist, and a historian about the challenges to understanding the Earth’s 4.6 billion year history, and how our actions in the present impact a future we can only imagine.

Climate Change and the Problem With Time • Season 3, Episode 7

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This is an episode about big things. Big like the ocean, which, thanks to its size, absorbs about 30% of all CO2 emissions. Big like the scale of our Earth’s 4.6 billion history, and big like our responsibility to future generations. Can an understanding of and appreciation for the size of our world and the scope of its history, from the beginning of time to dinosaurs to humans, help us take action against climate change and engage in acts of care for the future of our planet and its inhabitants? An oceanographer, a geophysicist, and a historian weigh in.


Irina Marinov, Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Science

Jane E. Dmochowski, Senior Lecturer, Earth and Environmental Science

Jared Farmer, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History


Alex Schein


Lauren Rebecca Thacker


Alex Schein, Brooke Sietinsons, Evan Smith


Lauren Rebecca Thacker


Dan Lee


Theme music by Nicholas Escobar, C’18

Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

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