On today’s episode we look at how environments recover after natural and manmade disasters.
When the worst thing happens, what do you do next? On today’s episode we head south to look at ways that people—and even the planet itself—recover from natural and manmade disasters. First, we learn about ecological succession and how plants and animals repopulate an area once it’s been devastated by hurricanes. Then we speak with Haverford College chemistry professor Helen White about how the Gulf of Mexico is faring since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
00:00 Opening Credits
01:18 Ecological Succession
04:13 Interview with Helen White
12:56 Closing Credits
Special thanks to Jeff Guin and Bob Kenworthy for researching this show.
Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Music from Music Alley includes “Louisiana Chase,” by Ken Tucker and James Swafford, “New Orleans Shall Rise Again,” by George Winston, and “Guitar Moody Harmonium Duet Loop Short,” by Soundscapers Production Music Libraries.
Image courtesy of Flickr user EPI2oh.