As the U.N. Climate Change Conference winds down in Paris, "Worldview" broadcasts LIVE from the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. We’ll discuss the outcome of the Paris talks and how Climate Change has amplified conservation efforts.
Globally, we waste one-third of all food produced for us to eat (1.3 billion tons), according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. For our EcoMyths segment, Kate Sackman of EcoMyths Alliance joins us with Dr. Barbara Willard of DePaul University, to bust the myth that large holiday food bills and waste are inevitable.
Our relatively “clean” drinking water in the U.S. leads many to believe that the best place to clean our water may be at the local treatment plant. But EcoMyths Alliance says that may not be the case and that this year has seen “a sea change in how we understand and begin to better address nutrient pollution in the Great Lakes.” Kate Sackman from EcoMyths Alliance will talk about what she calls the “war on nutrient pollution” with Joel Brammeier of Alliance for the Great Lakes and Paul Botts of The Wetlands Initiative.
We talk about Pope Francis' push for climate change action, with one of his science advisors, and an NGO wants better practices from the world's conservation groups. Also, we discuss the escalating levels violence against women in the Middle East and North Africa.
In the midst of civil war, Syrian President Bashar-al-Assad was reelected in an election widely condemned by Western governments. Dr Zaher Sahloul, president of the Syrian American Medical Society, tells us whether he thinks the election will impact the country's ongoing humanitarian crisis.
Community Cloud Forest Conservation says it works to alleviate poverty and protect Guatemala’s tropical cloud forests. They teamed up with Chicago bird conservationists to protect the winter home of birds that migrate through Chicago. Worldview catches up with Rob Cahill, the organization's founder and Judy Pollock, director of Bird Conservation for the Audubon Chicago Region.