Big Picture Science - Going Global
The Internet is not the only globally-uniting phenomenon. Viruses and bacteria can circle the globe as fast as we can, and the effects can be devastating. Discover what it takes for an animal disease to become a human pandemic. Also, was hurricane Sandy a man-made disaster? The future of severe storms and climate change.
Plus, the view of our science from abroad: why Brits have no trouble accepting the theory of evolution but Americans do. And what about a new annex for Silicon Valley – 12 miles out to sea?
- Jerry Meehl – Senior scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO
- Alok Jha – Science correspondent, The Guardian
- David Quammen – Science journalist and author, most recently of Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
- Max Marty – Co-founder and CEO of Blueseed
You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Blog Picture Science, the companion blog to the radio show.