Middlebury

Middlebury College professor and environmental economist participates in radio broadcast of "Open Source"

January 26, 2006

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Assistant Professor of Economics Jon Isham joined a panel of experts on "Open Source," a public radio show hosted by Christopher Lydon. The show's topic was titled "Global Warming is Not an Environmental Problem." The panel included Isham, who is working to build a new climate movement; Michael Shellenberger, co-author of an essay titled "The Death of Environmentalism" and co-director of the Breakthrough Institute; Billy Parish, founder of the Climate Campaign and co-founder of Energy Action; Jihan Gearon, program associate for the Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative at Redefining Progress; and Eban Goodstein, professor of economics at Lewis & Clark College and executive director of the Green House Network.

Presented by WGBH Radio Boston and distributed by Public Radio International (PRI), "Open Source" is aired on Vermont Public Radio as well as stations in upstate New York, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Woods Hole and Lowell, Mass. During the broadcast, Lydon and his guests discussed both political and cultural perspectives of environmentalism as well as current environmental movements and initiatives.
 
"That I was invited to participate in this show is partly a consequence of the 'What Works?' conference in January 2005, which so many members of our college community supported," said Isham. "It is also a great tribute to the local, state-wide and national leadership of Middlebury College's energetic and dedicated student-run environmental organization, the Sunday Night Group."

Click here to listen to the show on the "Open Source" Web site. To participate in the lively and ongoing blog associated with this show, register on the show's Web site at http://www.radioopensource.org/wp-register.php.