Episode 13: Pets and climate change

Citizens’ Climate Radio is a monthly podcast hosted by CCL volunteer Peterson Toscano. Browse all our past episodes here, and check out the latest episode in the post below.


Dr. Steva Stowell-Hardcastle with her pet, Scarlet Alice

In episode 13 of Citizens’ Climate Radio, host Peterson Toscano asks, “How are pets affected by global warming? How is pet care a climate issue?” Veterinarian Dr. Steva Stowell-Hardcastle sits down with Peterson and outlines how global warming is already affecting domesticated animals. You will also learn how to protect your pet in a time of climate change and how to engage pet owners in climate conversations.

Art House

In the Art House, we travel back to the future with Timothy Meadows and “That Day in Climate History.” Reporting from the year 2167, he reveals the pets of the future.


Listener Eve Simmons answers last month’s puzzler about arctic warming and why it is such a big deal when it comes to climate change.

Here is our new puzzler: What is a food you love that is affected by climate change? How exactly is global warming threatening it?

Send in your answers by July 15, 2017, along with your name, contact info, and where you are from. You can email your answers to or leave a voice memo of 3 minutes or less at 570-483-8194 (+1 if calling from outside the USA).

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