In this episode we take a swim in the Rondout Creek in Rosendale, NY and hear from Catherine about how Hurricane Irene and flooding from other recent storms impacted her family’s home.
Albert and Erik take the slow ride to Hunter Mountain Ski Resort in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. They talk to resort CEO, Russ about the impact of shorter ski seasons on his business, and former lift engineer Scott about the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irene in his nearby town of Hensonville. Along the way, Erik answers the burning question–Why are we talking about Hurricane Irene?
John of Rosendale, NY, invites us to spend the night in his home and treats us to a spirited discussion of how a widening political rift in America is impeding progress on big issues like climate change. Also–Albert loses an eye?
During our ride across the Berkshire Mountains, we met George, a commodity corn farmer outside of Great Barrington, MA. He used to be a political science professor and says that everything is political. Also, Albert gets his eye checked out and Erik eats a peach.
Ever wanted to know more about our sweet ride? In this episode, Erik talks about the bike and we visit a Royal Enfield dealership on Enfield St. in Enfield, Connecticut. Also, we talk with hotdog vendor Lenny about how the weather has changed in his lifetime.
Art, proprietor of Cranberry Hill Farm, takes a moment to talk to us about managing a farm in an unpredictable climate. Art says he and his fellow farmers are dealing with climate change, even if they aren’t talking about it.
Saw mill operator Jeff talks climate change and explains his concerns that his company could suffer in the global marketplace if US environmental regulations are stepped up.