2050: Degrees of Change

2050: Degrees of Change


CBC Meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe guides a journey to our future in a CBC Vancouver original podcast that explores how our world and lives will adapt to climate change within a few decades.


2050 presents What On Earth: “Can Earth Day be badass again?”

The climate is changing. So are we. On What On Earth, you’ll explore a world of solutions with host Laura Lynch and our team of journalists. In 1970, 20 million people showed up to fight for the environment on the first Earth Day. More than five decades later, is it time for this much tamer global event to return to its radical roots? OG organizer Denis Hayes recounts how – amidst other counterculture movements at the time – his team persuaded roughly one in ten Americans to take to the streets. As he approaches 80, Denis offers his singular piece of advice to the next generation of climate leaders. Then, environmental warriors Maria Blancas and Axcelle Campana share ideas on what a reinspired Earth Day could look like – including making it a public holiday. More episodes of What On Earth are available at: https://link.chtbl.com/uIkc33FTWe love to hear from our listeners and regularly feature them on the show. Have a question or idea? Email Earth@cbc.ca
22/04/2429m 12s

Episode 7: A New Future

In this bonus episode taped in front of a live audience at CBC Vancouver we ask "What would it take for you to change for climate change?". Johanna Wagstaffe hosts a panel of environmental experts to tell us what kind of change is meaningful enough to alter the path as we head towards the year 2050. Hear why it's not too late to rewrite our future.

Episode 1 - B.C. in 2050

Meteorologists call British Columbia 'the land of a billion micro climates.' By 2050, the average temperature in BC will have risen by 2.5 C. But that doesn't mean everything will just get hotter. We explore how BC's climate will change in just 30 years.
15/06/1721m 44s

Episode 2 - Snow and Ice

Without snow, everything changes. In this episode, we reveal the downstream effects of record-low snow packs, melting glaciers and rising sea levels in British Columbia.
14/06/1725m 20s

Episode 3 - Agriculture

What do rising temperatures, changing rain patterns and shifting seasons mean for farmers? We learn about the challenges, as well as opportunities, facing producers.
13/06/1730m 14s

Episode 4 - Cities

Vancouver says it will run on 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. We look at how climate change will re-shape our cities, and ask if we're doing enough to mitigate its effects on our environment as well as our society.
12/06/1733m 25s

Episode 5 - Fire and Forests

'There is no 'no smoke' option.' By 2050, forest fires will be more frequent, and more devastating. This has profound impacts on one of our major resource industries, as well as wildlife.
11/06/1733m 10s

Episode 6 - The Global Village

By mid-century, life in B.C. will be transformed. But around the world hundreds of millions of people will be facing life or death decisions. In this episode, we hear what climate change means for the rest of the world.
10/06/1727m 21s

2050: Degrees of Change - available June 9

Senior Meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe returns as host of '2050: Degrees of Change', an original six-part podcast series, exploring what will change in BC, how scientists are preparing, and how global climate change conflicts will impact us.
01/06/171m 43s
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