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Episode 5: Shifting Baselines

Updated: Apr 24, 2023

Photo by Grant Callegari

Around the world, we are witnessing massive amounts of irreversible ecological destruction brought about by the intersecting impacts of colonization, capitalism, and human induced climate change.

From the recent loss of billions of sea stars to the way environmental destruction infringes on protected Indigenous rights, in this episode we’re looking at the immense damage that has been inflicted on culture, language, and the environment – and the work being done to find pathways forward.

Ry Moran speaks with Alyssa Gehman, Mavis Underwood, Sean Holman, and Carey Newman about the way that the climate crisis challenges us to fulfill our responsibilities to establish and maintain mutually respectful relations with each other, the land, and all living things.

Sean Holman’s Climate Disaster Project:

Sunflower Sea Star’s IUCN Red List Assement:

Photos by Grant Callegari

Episode Transcript

This podcast is created through direct work of an incredible group of people. It is produced and written by Karina Greenwood and Ry Moran, with editing and script support by Cassidy Villebrun-Buracas, mixing and mastering by Matheus Terra, with music by Ry Moran.

Special thanks to Christine Walde, Emily Garry, Kaelan Smith, Lisa Abram, Molly Hanley, Samantha McFarlane, Sophie Beriault, and Julia Cutolo Brusco for all their work and support on this project.

Taapwaywin is made possible through the University of Victoria Strategic Framework Impact Fund and with support from the UVic Libraries and CFUV Radio. This podcast was created on unceded lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ territories.


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