Russia and Carbon Offsets
What do you do when you’re the world’s fourth-largest greenhouse gas emitter but you own 20 percent of the global forests? Well, according to Russia, you tell the UN to cut you some slack and lease parts of the forest for carbon offsets. This week, Noel and Jacob talk about what Russia is up to, how carbon offsets work, and is Spaceballs an environmental documentary?
Consumers Clogging Canals
Why do we need ships as big as the Empire State Building and why the heck did one get stuck in the Suez Canal? This week Noel and Jacob discuss the pros and cons of buying stuff around the world, why it’s important that we don’t blow up the moon, and the best way to get your spaghetti and meatballs at home!
What’s Up with the Stratosphere?
Whatever happened with the hole in the ozone layer? Could we dim the sun by launching chalk dust into the sky? This week, Noel and Jacob study our stratosphere and discuss some of the ways we protect our planet from UV rays… all with the help of the Cheddar Dynasty.
A Desperate Plea…
I need you to stop what you’re doing right now, and listen, or um…read what I’m about to share with you. Penises are shrinking. Yes, you heard me right — shrinking! Humanity’s twig and berries are withering away like a malnourished banana tree. Our wienerschnitzels are getting smaller and smaller, and we can no longer […]
Microfiber Innovation Challenge with Barbara Martinez
Did you know that plastic microfibers from our clothing are the source of 35% of all microplastics in the ocean? This week we are joined by Barbara Martinez from Conservation X Labs to tell Noel and Jacob about their challenge that will award $650,000 in prizes to winning innovations, how this could revolutionize textiles, and why curling teams need to make a comeback!
Only 100,000,000 Years Left To Live with Paul M. Sutter
When it comes to learning more about the Earth, it’s important to look to our own solar system to see how the other planets have transformed over millions of years. That’s why we invited astrophysicist, author, host, and science educator Paul M. Sutter to join us this week on The Biofriendly Podcast to chat about interstellar space travel, life on other planets, and why Bruce Willis could be the key to everything!
How Climate Change Impacts Our Water
With all of the recent extreme weather events occurring around the world, it’s important to look at our Earth’s natural water cycle and how it is being affected with our changing climate. This week we welcome back guest Michael Carroll to talk about what’s going on under the surface, some methods of capturing water, and why sometimes Scrooge McDuck is the only way to understand it all.
Frozen Energy In Texas
After the recent winter storms in Texas, we have seen a fair amount of finger-pointing as to why the state was underprepared and left in the cold. This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we directly address the accusations against green technology, why a fire should always have its place, and Noel gets riled up about all the nonsense!
The Polar Vortex
As the news continues to report record low temperatures and winter storms hitting as far south as the U.S. State of Texas, it’s time to talk about what a Polar Vortex is exactly and why this is happening. Having been knee-deep in a Polar Vortex before, Noel and Jacob break down the science behind the arctic blast, what it means for our Earth’s climate, and that the only way to survive an Ice Age is in a Wendy’s.
Should Science Mess With Nature?
From reintroduction biology to assisted evolution, The Biofriendly Podcast gets philosophical this week as we discuss the ways science can choose to step in and save a species. Noel and Jacob share some changes being made to make animals more climate change resistant, Super Bowl highlights, and should humans have built-in furry jackets for survival?