Hear Our Latest Aquacasts
Originally recorded on December 5, 2014.
Interview on KNX 1070 News Radio
KNX Reporter Ron Kilgore recently joined Aquarium of the Pacific President and CEO Jerry Schubel to discuss extreme weather.
Taking On the Five Horsemen: Drought, Malnutrition, Obesity, Poverty, and Pesticide Pollution
David Sands recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on May 14, 2014. Montana State University professor and plant pathologist David Sands discusses his work in researching bacteria that play a role in battling crop diseases.
NOAA National Weather Service Science and Operations Officer John Dumas and General Manager of the Long Beach Water Department Kevin Wattier discuss California’s drought, its connections to heavy winter storms on the country's East Coast, and how the drought is impacting Southern California.
Alien Life of Inner Space
Laurence Madin recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on November 12, 2013. Madin is the executive vice president, director of research, and a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Colorado River: Lifeblood of the Southwest
Aquacast recorded on March 20, 2013. Jeanine Jones discussed the Colorado River basin's complex legal and institutional framework, together with efforts under way to mitigate the impacts of shortages, including innovative binational partnerships.
The Science and Service of Fire Weather
On average, fires in Southern California scorch more than 100,000 acres each year. When hot and dry Santa Ana winds combine with critically dry vegetation, the potential for large and destructive wildfires dramatically increases.
Catastrophes: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth-Shattering Disasters
Huge natural disasters—from earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions to floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards—have had a profound effect on human history and civilization, often in surprising ways. According to Donald Prothero, humans have an unrealistic and irrational reaction to these natural disasters and fear the ones that are least deadly while taking for granted those that are the most likely killers.
Mid-Century Climate Change in the Los Angeles Region
Dr. Hall is a professor at University of California, Los Angeles, teaching climate-related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is the faculty director of the UCLA Center for Climate Change Solutions.
Interview on KNX 1070 News Radio / CBSLA.com
KNX Reporter Ron Kilgore recently joined NOAA National Weather Service Meteorologist Mark Jackson at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
The New Face of the Arctic
Henry Pollack spoke at the Aquarium on November 9, 2011 on the topic of warming in the Arctic. He is an emeritus professor of geophysics at the University of Michigan, where he served as chairman of the department of geological sciences and associate dean for research in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. He is a science advisor to former Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Project and a contributing author to the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report.
Penguins in our Watershed? Adventures in Antarctica and the Santa Monica Mountains
Rosit Dagit, who spoke at the Aquarium about the impact of climate change on sensitive species on September 1, 2011, has been a researcher with the non-profit research and education foundation Oceanites and the Antarctic Site Inventory since its inception in 1994 and a senior conservation biologist with the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains since 1988.
Resilient and adaptable as it is, will the arctic fox be able to survive the challenges ahead?
The IUCN lists the Arctic Fox as one of the species most vulnerable to the effects of climate change in its environment.
Antarctica's Climate Secrets: Drilling into the Past to Predict the Future
LuAnn Dahlman, who spoke at the Aquarium on September 22, 2011, spent a season at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, working with an international group of scientists and drillers who are doing this innovative research. Dahlman is part of the Communications and Education group at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Program Office and develops climate-related educational materials.
Climate Change Impact on Birds of Southern California
Dr. Lori Hargrove, who spoke at the Aquarium on September 15, 2011, began volunteering at the San Diego Natural History Museum in 1995 and is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the museum’s department of birds and mammals. She is working with a team on an ongoing project to document wildlife distribution and abundance in the San Jacinto Mountains and compare the results to information gathered 100 years ago.