Jenna Matecki

Jan 28, 2021

2 min read

Future talk

Arctic scientist friends and ‘bombus’

Welcome to Down-To-Earth by Jenna, a series about environmental culture.

*This was originally published May 10th, 2020*

Here’s a fascinating conversation with Keith Larson PhD, an evolutionary ecologist based at the Climate Impacts Research Centre in the arctic circle, about what our future looks like with climate change.

Things I’m thinking about this week:

All this talk of ‘killer’ bees ‘invading’ the US had me looking up bombus (bombini?). “”I bomme, as a bombyll bee dothe,” said a one John Palsgrave in 1530. Let’s support our local beekeepers who always do a great job caring for and protecting their hives and high five them.

The Dutch are aiming for a 95% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2050, and they’ve set their sights on making old energy infrastructure work for green energy. This offshore hydrogen pilot is a nice first step in the right direction.

Brooklyn Bell on becoming Ruby Jay. A creative mountain biker calls it like is on the need for more diversity, women, and community in mountain bike culture and outdoor sports.

Here are 7 things that happen when you go plant-based. Little by little is the game with any switch like this, but if you do get moving on it this week you’ll be happy you did especially because of who you’ll hear from in my next video. :) If you need extra motivation, the Game Changers really do a fine job getting one amped up in a Rocky sort of way, and Beyond Meat is quite tasty.

Happy Mother’s Day. Thought this was a beautiful post by Dan Pearson — “A time before Dad and when she was just Mum.”

At the end of my last note to you I asked: “What still confuses you about climate change?”

Thank you so much to those who responded. I hope we answered some of your questions in the video.

For next week:

What is your favorite animal meme or GIF?

Reply right here and let me know!

To your week dressing properly for the weather,