Peril and Promise

Bill Nye’s Warning for the Future of Our Planet

Bill Nye is an advocate for climate change awareness and evidence-based policy making. In this segment, Nye talks about a new documentary series that follows his fight for science as the solution to earth’s problems. This segment is part of an ongoing public media reporting initiative called Peril and Promise, telling the human stories and […]

Catastrophic coastal flooding

As ocean water warms and ice sheets around the world melt, climate change has caused ocean levels to rise. And almost everyone in the North Carolina coastal town of Swan Quarter can feel the effects. This segment is part of Peril and Promise, our ongoing series of reports on the human impact of, and solutions for, […]

SciTech Now Episode 421

In this episode of SciTech Now, meet a venomous snail hunter; take a look at how your medicine can be 3D printed; a scientist creating body parts using produce found in your kitchen; and the catastrophic coastal flooding in one North Carolina coastal town.

Climate change and our waterways

Most people assume the water they are drinking is safe and protected by government regulations. However, one community in Central New York is learning that even the most pristine of lakes can fall prey to the effects of climate change. This segment is part of Peril and Promise, our ongoing series of reports on the […]

Community solutions to climate change

In San Antonio, Texas climate change has made summers hotter and thunderstorms stronger. City and cultural leaders are taking a progressive stance in addressing the issue. This segment is part of Peril and Promise, our ongoing series of reports on the human impact of, and solutions for, climate change. Lead funding is provided by P. Roy […]

How warmer winters affect our planet

Earth’s polar regions are sensitive enough that a difference of one or two degrees in temperature can thaw a world of ice. Polar scientist, Marco Tedesco of Columbia University’s Earth Institute has been studying these warmer winters that affect our poles and our planet. This segment is part of our ongoing series of reports Peril […]