Telling Human Stories

48 minutes

Warm Regards is back! This is the first episode of our new season focused on the often unexpected human stories behind climate data. If you’re as excited about the new season as we are, please share this episode with someone you think should listen to it. You can find the show on your podcast app of choice, as well as on the following platforms:

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We’re also launching a Patreon this season so you can help support the show. Please consider becoming a patron to help us pay our producer, Justin Schell, our transcriber, Joe Stormer, and our social media coordinator, Katherine Peinhardt, who are all working as volunteers. Your support helps us not only to stay sustainable, but also to grow.


Here are some links and resources if you’d like to learn more about what we discussed in the episode.

If you want to learn more about the work that happens in Ramesh and Jacquelyn’s research, visit the websites for their respective Labs:

Laungani Lab:
BEAST (Biodiversity & Environments Across Space and Time) Lab:

Carbon Isotopes:
If you want to read the paper where Ramesh first learned about the different carbon isotopes and what that means for climate change, you can find it here:

You can also watch this video on the topic from It’s Ok to Be Smart:

Milankovitch cycles:
NASA has an in-depth article on how Milankovitch cycles work, including a number of helpful animations:

Carbon Dating and Dinosaurs:
If you, like Ramesh, thought that carbon dating is used for dinosaur bones, this article explains how C-14 can only be used for dating things less than 50,000 years old:

Relatedly, this article from the Smithosonian discusses how pollution and climate change is making carbon dating more difficult:

Finally, for a transcript of this episode (and to see some pictures of Ramesh in the Australian rainforest and Jacquelyn in Acadia National Park), head over to our show’s Medium page:

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