Tomorrow on Earthgauge Radio: The astonishing disappearance of Arctic sea ice and Ottawa’s Environment Committee Chair Maria McRae
On Earthgauge Radio this week, we’re talking about the extraordinary amount of Arctic sea ice that has melted this summer and the implications of the rapid changes taking place. Last week marked the end of the summer ice melt and satellite monitoring shows that it has dramatically diminished since 1979, when records began. According to Professor John Yackel from the University of Calgary, Arctic sea ice is now at its lowest level in one million years. We’ll talk to Peter Wadhams who is professor of Ocean Physics, and Head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group at the University of Cambridge and Clive Tesar of the World Wildlife Fund about what this melting ice means for shipping through the Arctic, oil/gas exploration, and what it would mean if a shipping accident or oil spill were ever to take place in this extremely sensitive and remote part of the world.
We’ll also speak with Ottawa city councilor Maria McRae who is Chair of the Environment Committee. She’ll bring us up to speed on the Ottawa River Action Plan, the Emerald Ash Borer beetle infestation, transportation issues, climate change initiatives and her thoughts about Ottawa as leader in urban sustainability.
We also have our regular segment with Deutsche Welle Living Planet who will be giving us their international eco-news weekly update and we’ll check in with Ecology Ottawa who will be letting us know about environmental events and campaigns going on around this fair city.
Earthgauge Radio airs Thursday mornings from 7-8 AM on CKCU 93.1 in Ottawa. News and interviews on environmental stories from across Canada and around the world. Podcasts on iTunes and www.earthgauge.ca. Stream live on www.ckcufm.com.