The Cosmic Savannah - Episode 51:No Planet B!
Jacinta

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Dan

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Jacinta

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Welcome to episode 51.

Jacinta

Hi everyone.

Dan

No planet B. Well, let's get right into it. I mean, we've seen the title.

Jacinta

I wasn't expecting that. Yes. Hi everyone. Today, we are talking with Professor Travis Rector, who is a professor of astronomy at the University of Alaska. And he's also the Chair of the American Astronomical Society Sustainability Committee. So, as Dan has said, we will be talking about the fact that there is no Planet B, and how and why we have to look after this one, and how we can talk about climate change as astronomers and astronomy enthusiasts. Right?

Dan

That's right.

Jacinta

Okay. But just before we get into that, I wanted to talk about the transcript for our episodes, which I'm very excited about. So you might be familiar, if you go to our show notes, with the fact that we have the full transcript - written transcript - down below all of the show notes on our website. And so you can read along with that. But now, because we use a software called Descript, which basically has an AI transcription and then we have volunteers who go through and, you know, very carefully make sure that the transcript is accurate.

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