Environmental Experts

Interviews with the World's

Top Environmental Experts

Beat the Bloom | Monster in the Water by Dylan D'Agate | Harmful Algal Blooms

Donald Anderson, Ph.D., is one of the world’s experts on HABs offers his expertise on how we can help decrease the incidence of HABs and offers hope for the future. Dr. Anderson is a senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and an international leader in the growing area of HAB research.

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Rebecca Anderson is the Head of Education and Storytelling for the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE). Rebecca is an expert on climate education and offers useful information during our interview on how to teach younger generations about climate change.

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Kaluki Paul Mutuku is a Kenyan climate activist and environmental defender fighting to improve youth participation in decision-making around climate justice. He is a leader in the young environmentalist organization youth4nature acting as the Regional Coordinator for the Africa region. He is considered one of Africa's most prominent environmental activists.

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Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz is the founder and Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and a Senior Research Scientist at the Yale School of the Environment.  He has published more than 200 scientific articles, chapters, and reports.   He is also the host of Climate Connections, a radio program broadcast each day nationwide. If you haven't listened to the Climate Connections podcast I strongly encourage you to check it out.

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Dr. Precious Biyela is a senior lecturer at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg South Africa.  During our interview, we discussed how COVID-19 exposed South Africa's Water Security inequality between urban and rural areas.  The concept of Environmental justice was highlighted throughout our very informative discussion.

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Dr. Bauer-Civiello is the executive officer at Dry Tropics Partnership for Healthy Waters, Assistant Professor at James Cook University, in Queensland, Australia, and a specialist in marine plastic pollution. Today I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Bauer-Civiello about the growing problem of marine microplastics.

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I had the honor of interviewing Professor Bill McKibben about the use of fossil fuels to make plastics.  Professor Bill McKibben is the founder and senior adviser emeritus of 350.org.

 

His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change and has appeared in 24 languages. He’s gone on to write many more books, and his work appears regularly in periodicals from the New Yorker to Rolling Stone. He serves as the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and he has won the Gandhi Peace Prize as well as honorary degrees from 19 colleges and universities. He was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, sometimes called the alternative Nobel, in the Swedish Parliament. Foreign Policy named him to its inaugural list of the world’s 100 most important global thinkers.

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It is more vital than ever before that we take control of our water and ensure that future generations continue to have enough water for their needs when we are gone. We need to make sure that we use our groundwater very carefully and frugally. Water is more precious than diamonds. Water is life.  It sustains us and without it, we cannot continue to live, forget thrive, as a species.

 

Sarah Meyland, J.D. is a water specialist with a background in groundwater protection, water resources management, and environmental law. She is an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Technology and Sustainability, NYIT College of Engineering and Computing Sciences.

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I had the pleasure of speaking with Adrienne Esposito on the state of offshore windfarms on Long Island.  She currently serves as the Executive Director at Citizens Campaign for the Environment. She serves on the Brookhaven National Laboratory Citizens Advisory Committee, the Long Island Sound Citizens Advisory Committee, the Suffolk County Planning Commission, and the Brookhaven Community Coalition (BCC).