|Nicholas Arden Brooks' "Still Life with Newspaper and Pipes"|
(1890). Ah, how enjoyable it can be to sit and read the news..
What is sustainable transport? Is a hyperloop sustainable? What about electric scooters? They can be, but the devil's always in the details:
- Interview with Jonathan Muma about the hyperloop proposal between Calgary and Edmonton in City News.
- Merci Aïcha Ducharme-LeBlanc, pour l'interview sur la question si les trottinettes électriques sont un mode de transport plus durable!
Reviews of my recent co-edited book (w Sarah Martin): Green Meat? Sustaining Eaters, Animals, and the Planet (MQUP 2020):
- Jennifer O'Conner reviewed the book for the Literary Review of Canada! Check out: "A Whole Different Animal: Transforming our Food Systems"
- Elise Moser in the Montreal Review of Books: "What's at Steak?"
- Ivan Emke reviewed our book for Food Notes' "The Book on the Coffee Table" review series. Great review!
- Joseph Hnatiuk reviewed our book in the Winnipeg Free Press.
Recent coverage on the Future of Sustainable Protein project, and related work:
- I won an award! Here's the write up: "Research Beyond Academia" (2020, June 15). https://research.uottawa.ca/news/research-beyond-academia
- Review of my recent co-edited book Green Meat? by Joseph Hnatiuk. (2020, June 13). "Choice cuts: Essays on human's animal consumption offer food for thought," Winnipeg Free Press. https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/books/choice-cuts-571235712.html
Earth Day and the Pandemic!? Here are some links to interviews I did regarding the relationship between climate change and COVID-19:
- Shawn Apel. (2020, April 22). “Earth Day during the pandemic”. CBC Radio Noon Quebec.
- Alice Chantal Tchandem Kamgang. (2020, April 22). “Journée de la Terre: la distanciation sociale comme politique sur le climat?” Radio Canada International.
- David Thurton. (2020, April 1st). “Air pollution eases in 4 Canadian cities as pandemic measures keep people home,” CBC News.
So the city of LaSalle, ON came out with a 30 year strategic plan, and I was asked for comment about its attention to environmental details. Short answer - there were (practically) none!
- Thilelli Chouikrat. (2020, February 27th). “LaSalle publie un plan de développement sur 30 ans” Radio-Canada
If you ever want to chat about high-speed rail and climate change, particularly in Canada, give me a shout! Here's an interview I did with Colin Butler, and another with Jason Osler:
- Colin Butler, “Ontario's dream of a bullet train may have died a quiet death” CBC News (December 18th, 2019).
- Jason Osler, “Flight Reduction”. CBC Radio Syndicated Content. (December 1st, 2019).
Student newspapers and student journalists often ask the toughest questions. I enjoyed chatting with Carleton's The Charlatan and uOttawa's The Fulcrum recently about divestment and greenwashing:
- Emma Jackson: “Divestment movements take hold at universities” The Charlatan (February 12th, 2020).
- Zoë Mason and Amira Benjamin: “The corporate side of sustainability” The Fulcrum (December 3rd, 2019).
Looking for tips for reducing air travel to academic conferences? Here's a piece by Sara Peach of Yale Climate Connections on this very question:
- "How can academic and professional organizations reduce air travel to conferences?" Yale Climate Connections (October 28, 2019).
What are the global impacts of a world going 'vegatariano'? I enjoyed speaking with BBC Mundo's Cecilia Barría and Lynne Curry about this:
- "Cómo cambiaría la economía si todos nos volviéramos vegetarianos" BBC Mundo (September 23, 2019).
- And a similar theme, but tackled from the other side, by Lynne Curry: "The 'Eat Less Meat' Movement is Growing. Does it Distort the Science?" The New Food Economy (September 5th, 2019).
Election 2019 Coverage. Is the Green Party's Climate Plan ("Mission: Possible") actually possible? Had an interesting interview with Graham Slaughter of CTV News about this. Also enjoyed speaking to Fatima Syed of National Observer, as well as Maeve Burbridge:
- “The energy discussion Canada’s leaders didn’t have this election,” National Observer (Fatima Syed, October 21st, 2019).
- “Quel avenir pour le climat du Canada?” La Rotonde (Maeve Burbridge, October 7th, 2019).
- "Elizabeth May wants a fully renewable electricity grid by 2030. Is that possible?" CTV News (Graham Slaughter, September 18th, 2019).
Had a good email exchange with blogger Peter Rukavina about VIA Rail's heavy carbon footprint on the East Coast:
- "Why I flew to Montreal instead of taking the train (and why we need better trains)" (RUK blog; September 17th, 2019).
I was on CBC The Current, with guest host Matt Galloway discussing the Greta Thunberg-inspired Flygskam movement:
- "Shaming people into fighting climate change won't work, says scientist" CBC The Current (August 19th, 2019).
- Also ended up on CBC's Maritime Noon call-in show: "The environmental cost of air travel" (hosted by Bob Murphy, September 19th, 2019).
Interviewed for a CBC segment on the recent IPCC Report on Land (and implications for meat consumption):
- "Fight climate change by eating meat, Ottawa farmers say," CBC News (by Laura Osman, Jennifer Chevalier, August 15th, 2019).
- "5 Ways to Make Air Travel Greener," CBC News (by Emily Chung, August 13th, 2019).
- "Academics Pledge to Fly Less Due to Environmental Impact of Air Travel,” The Globe & Mail (by Joe Friesen, July 16th, 2019).
- "Drake's climate change problem," Maclean's (by Kyle Edwards, June 26th, 2019).
- "Drake's Raptors Parade Flyover Was as Bad for the World as Burning 24,889 Lbs of Coal" Narcity, (by Patrick John Gilson, June 26th, 2019).
- "Airplanes are a massive source of carbon emissions and the industry has no real plan to reduce pollution, prof warns," Georgia Straight (by Travis Lupick, June 3rd, 2019)
- "Congress 2019: UBC throws open its doors to academics, and the public," Vancouver Sun (by Randy Shore, May 24th, 2019)
- "What's going to happen to Vancouver's economy when it becomes increasingly shameful to fly?" Georgia Straight (by Charlie Smith, June 6th, 2019)
Featured in ProfTalks Podcast, where I discuss the debates about livestock and climate change (and link to previous work on high-speed rail and climate change):
- "Climate Change, Livestock Production & More w Dr. Ryan Katz-Rosene," ProfTalks w Adam Vasallo (April 20, 2019)
Interviewed for two articles relating to the GM Oshawa closure and rise of global electric vehicle market, Toronto Star (2018):
- "A global shift toward electric vehicles is well underway, experts say," (by Ben Spurr, November 27, 2018).
Interviewé (une deuxième fois) pour un article sure l'empreinte GES du Sommet du G7, Radio-Canada (2018):
- "Des milliers de tonnes de gaz à effet de serre causées par le G7," (par David Rémillard, 10 novembre, 2018).
Interviewed for an article about The Future of Sustainable Protein Research Symposium, in The Fulcrum (2018):
Interviewé pour un exposé sur l’empreinte écologique laissée par le Sommet du G7, Le Soleil (2018):
Interviewed for a piece on one of my paper presentations at Congress in National Post (2018) - [NOTE: I'm not a big fan of the headline; this is an issue which requires context and nuance]:
- "Livestock emissions aren't about to destroy the world, researcher says," (by Jake Edmiston, May 2018).
- See also: "The myth about cow flatulence," Farmers Forum (by Tom Collins, June 2019).
- "After massive investments, Trudeau government puts public transit on track" (by Carl Meyer, April 2018).
- "3 Questions pour comprendre: la vague des voitures électriques" (par Reda Bourgeois-Maaroufi, novembre, 2017)
Interviewed for a piece on Alumni of Carleton's Institute of Political Economy (2017):
Interviewed for VICE media on high-speed rail (2017):
Media Outreach about the 'Green Meat' Roundtable at Congress (2016):
A New Approach to Teaching (2015):
- "Geography seminar gives students unique insight into environmental policy" (Balca, January 19th, 2015).
Review of A Line in the Tar Sands (2014):
SSHRC Storytellers (2014):
- "Meet the Storytellers: Ryan Katz-Rosene" (April 9th, 2014).
- "Carleton Grad Students Take Top Honours in National SSHRC Storytellers Challenge" (April 1st, 2014).
- "SSHRC Announces Storytellers Winners" (April 1st, 2014).
GRIT Award (2014):
Three Minute Thesis (2013):
Peace Process Simulation (2005):