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.
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 gro.e1618916649tamil1618916649csnez1618916649itic@1618916649oidar1618916649 or leave a voice memo of 3 minutes or less at 570-483-8194 (+1 if calling from outside the USA).
- Are pets bad for the environment? (The Guardian)
- Pets and climate change: More fleas, more heartworm (Detroit Free Press)
- 3 ways climate change impacts our pets (EcoWatch)
- How climate change affects your dog’s health (Dogtime)
- How global warming affects your pet (Animal Medical Center)
- Companion Animal Parasite Council
- Saving pets from another Katrina (Time)
- How Hurricane Katrina turned pets into people (BuzzFeed)
- Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
- Hurricane Katrina at 10: The pets infographic (AccuWeather)
- Does climate change impact flea and tick populations? (PetMD)
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