Citizens Climate Radio Ep 17 Resilient Power Puerto Rico


Ofelia Mangen, PhD

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Show host, Peterson Toscano traveled to the island of Manhattan and met with someone engaged in hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Ofelia Mangen, an Educational Designer and Technologist  at New York University, talks about climate change and Resilient Power Puerto Rico. This NY-based project has brought emergency solar power to the Puerto Rico. In addition, they are engaged in a project to provide long-term solar production. Ofelia talks about her own experiences in Rockaway, NY during Superstorm Sandy, and useful lessons she learned about resiliency. 

Art House/Puzzler

Peterson shares three books that look back at Hurricane Katrina. Learn about a graphic novel, a work of non-fiction, and a book of poetry

Puzzler Question

We hear your voicemail answers to last month's puzzler question regarding Larry, who thinks windmills are downright ugly.  

This month's puzzler

You are chatting with a neighbor. Let's call her Joan. Joan has family in Florida who were affected by Hurricane Irma. You start talking about climate change and the connections you see to these current weather events. Joan interrupts you, "No you are wrong. Climate change has nothing to do with these hurricanes. They have always had hurricanes. Scientists make it clear that there is no way you can say climate change has anything to do with these storms."

So, is Joan right? How can you effectively and accurately talk about these weather events and climate change?

 Get back to Peterson by November, 15, 2017. You can also email your answers to radio @ or leave a voicemail of 3 minutes or less at 570.483.8194. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.)

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