Being forever curious about climate change, podcast host Peterson Toscano asks, How are pets affected by global warming? How is pet care a climate issue? In Episode 13 of Citizens' Climate Radio we explore the many ways pets and climate rub up against each other. Veternarian, Dr. Steva Stowell-Hardcastle, sits down with Peterson and explains how global warming is already affecting pets and farm animals. You will learn how to protect your pet in a time of climate change. You will also discover 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 form 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.
New Puzzler Question
What is a food you love that is affected by climate change? How exactly is global warming threatening it?
Get back to Peterson by July, 15, 2017. You can also email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org that’s radio @ citizensclimate.org Text Peterson or leave a voicemail of 3 minutes or less at 570.483.8194. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.) That number again is 570.483.8194
Climate Change and Pets
- Are pets bad for the environment? (The Guardian)
- Pets and climate change: More fleas, more heart worm (Detroit Free Press)
- How Climate Change is Bad for Our Pets—and how we can help (EcoWatch)
- How Climate Change Affects Your Dog’s Health (Dogtime)
- How Global Warming Affects Your Pet (Animal Medical Center)
- Companion Animal Parasite Control
- 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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