Mike Osborne is currently a fifth year PhD student using stable isotope and trace metal geochemistry to analyze coral records from the western Pacific. He is creator and producer of Generation Anthropocene (Anthro-Po-Scene) – a podcast/project from Stanford University that deals with overpopulation concerns. His current fieldwork is done in the Republic of Palau and Easter Island. In addition to his paleoclimate research, Mike has developed and taught science communication courses at Stanford. These courses are project-based and generally focus on 21st century environmental issues.
In the first half, author and researcher, Steve Quayle, discussed the coming worst-case scenarios approaching the world and how they are all interrelated. In the latter half, director of Generation Anthropocene, Michael Osborne, talked about how humankind's planetary impact is accelerating now that the global population has crossed seven billion. ... More »Host: John B. Wells