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Your survival guide for a changing planet.

Your survival guide for a changing planet

Climate change is scary. Life Raft is not.

In a podcast from WWNO, WRKF and PRX, reporter Travis Lux and comedian Lauren Malara answer your questions about living with climate change. How bad will the flooding get? Should I raise my house on stilts? Will New Orleans even be viable as a city? We’ll tackle it all.

Got a question for us? We’re listening.

Bonus Episode: Confronting The Loss That Climate Change Promises Life Raft

Happy New Year, Life Raft listeners! We’re busy readying the second half of the Life Raft season, but we still wanted you to feast your ears on some climate content, so here’s a story for you. It’s all about our attachment to place in the face of climate change — our connection to the land, our ways of life, and how we emotionally process what it means for those places to be threatened by climate change.  This story was originally produced by Davis Land for Houston Public Media. Davis is currently a senior producer for Slate’s daily news podcast, What Next. Got a question you want us to explore? Send it to us! There’s a super simple form on our website. For bonus pictures and extra fun vibes, follow us on social media. We’re on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Support for WWNO’s Coastal Desk comes from the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, and local listeners.
  1. Bonus Episode: Confronting The Loss That Climate Change Promises
  2. HumaNature: Afrovivalist
  3. How Can I Reduce Flooding In My Neighborhood?
  4. So You’ve Got Climate Anxiety. Here’s What You Can Do With It.
  5. Have I Had My Last Good Oyster?

HumaNature: Afrovivalist

We’re going to get a glimpse into the world of prepping through the eyes of Sharon Ross, who wanted to be prepared for anything, but later found herself the odd one out.

Episode 1: ‘Is it ever gonna be too hot to live here?’

Hosts Lauren and Travis talk to a doctor about what happens to the human body when it starts to overheat, and to a New Orleans resident on a mission to cool off her neighborhood by planting hundreds of trees.

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