Episode 2 – Jane & Dian – Baby’s First Environmental Hero

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This week we talk about our first environmental heroes, conservationists Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall. We go through the social politics of conservation we definitely did NOT understand as kids, falling in love with the only man around, and how our childhood idols are breaking down climate change in 2020.

Story #1 (Elise) : Dian Fossey
Credit: Liam White / Alamy Stock Photo

Dian Fossey changed the way the world views gorillas and helped bring the species back from the brink of extinction with some highly controversial methods.

Sources:
National Geographic – Dian Fossey: Secrets In The Mist series
Origins Story: The Leaky Foundation Podcast – Episode 33 – From The Archive: Dian Fossey
Once Upon A Crime – Episode 95: Wild Things: The Murder Of Dian Fossey
BBC – The Woman Who Gave Her Life To Save The Gorillas
National Geographic – The Renegade Scientist Who Taught Us To Love Gorillas
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund – Census of Mountain Gorilla Population Shows Numbers Continue To Rise
Biography.com – Dian Fossey
Vanity Fair – The Fatal Obsession of Dian Fossey

Story #2 (Olivia) : Jane Goodall
Photo credit: Michael Neugebauer

Sources:

National Geographic – Jane documentary (2017)
WBUR – A Conversation with Jane Goodall  
CBS News – Jane Goodall on conservation, climate change, and COVID-19
Jane Goodall Institute – Long Biography (and other great information from their Press Room)
Achievement.org – Jane Goodall interview
The Conversation – My Talk with Jane Goodall: vegetarianism, animal welfare and the power of children’s advocacy
National Geographic – Jane Goodall: The Hope (2020)

The Dump

Elise talks about the glory of Dungeons & Dragons and playing during quarantine. She mentioned Not Another D&D Podcast.

Olivia mentioned a newsletter by Will Defebaugh, Atmos Editor-in-Chief, about feeling overwhelmed by the 24 news cycle and overall crisis. The letter started with Jane Goodall quote:

“If you think globally, you become filled with gloom. But if you take a little piece of this whole picture – my piece, our piece, this is what I can do here, I’m making a difference and they’re making a difference over there, and so are they, and so are they – gradually the pieces get filled in. And the world is a better place because of you.

Jane Goodall

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Ep. 24 – Climate Anxiety World Is Burning

This week we went rogue, sort of, to talk about the term we use at the beginning of every episode: climate anxiety. We've been hearing the term a lot lately, particularly in the social media response to Sarah Jaquette Ray's recent article for Scientific American, 'Climate Anxiety Is an Overwhelmingly White Phenomenon.' In this episode we finally define climate anxiety, break down the article and responses to it, and discuss the white-centering conversations around climate emotions. We also talk about coping with anxiety, turning it into action, and–if you come from privilege–how not to crawl back into the comfort of your shell. (Surprise, your shell is made of structural oppression!) Asides include processing fear through true crime, building a community, and being sad about our favorite music venue being made into a hotel. Subscribe/follow/press the button to keep up with new episodes every Wednesday! You can also follow us @worldisburnin on Instagram and Twitter, and check out our website worldisburning.com for extended show notes including sources and photos. — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/worldisburning/message
  1. Ep. 24 – Climate Anxiety
  2. Ep. 23 – Fire – Indigenous Controlled Burns and Incarcerated Firefighters
  3. Ep. 22 – Agent Orange and the Delano Grape Strike
  4. Ep. 21 – Harry Styles and Sustainable Touring
  5. Ep. 20 – Save the Whales and Free Willy