With help from others, podcast host Dr. Vivian Thomson analyzes why some environmental problems have been solved and others have not. At the end of the podcast, we will apply these lessons to the biggest environmental challenge of our time, climate change. The goal is to figure out which policies stand the best chance of being adopted and of working effectively.
Professor Thomson taught environmental policy for 20 years at the University of Virginia, from 1997 to 2017. She also offers policy insider scoops from her work as an air pollution official at the state and national levels. She has published articles, editorials, and three books, on garbage transport, climate change politics, and how power is wielded in the air pollution policy arena.
For botany buffs: the striking tree above is a 70-year-old fig tree (Ficus drupacea var. pubescens (Roth)) that was one of the first plants landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx added to his incredible tropical preserve in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Lessons from other countries
The hole in the ozone layer