From persuasion to connection: better communication of environmental science with Anne Toomey
What do massive bushfires mean for stratospheric ozone levels? A conversation with Kane Stone.
Computing the climate with Steve Easterbrook
The climate change media landscape with Hanna Morris
Forging alliances for the recovery of species at risk in Canada with Christie Whelan
Episode # 29
Quicksilver and the black kite with David McLagan
The department of wild salmon with Alexandra Morton
For this 1st episode of season 3, we welcomed author, scientist and activist, Alexandra Morton. In 2021, Alexandra published her book entitled Not on my watch: how a renegade whale biologist took on governments and industry to save wild salmon to great interest and acclaim. Her book details the history and controversy surrounding the impact of salmon farming on wild salmon populations on the coast of British Columbia. This episode was unique because we were also joined by students from the Conservation and Biodiversity field of our Master of Environmental Science program here at the University of Toronto-Scarborough. I assigned Alexandra’s book for my Scientific Literacy class this past semester and we invited the students to take part in the conversation with Alexandra, and as you’ll hear they had many fantastic questions about Alexandra’s science and activism, and also the more personal side of her journey.