Episode #10×16: How Oceans Impact Climate Change, with NASA’s Ben Hamlington

  • Welcome to #Millennial, the home of pretend adulting and REAL ocean talk!
  • We’re joined this week by Benjamin Hamlington, a research scientist in the NASA Sea Level and Ice Group.
  • Benjamin helps us to understand better how our oceans are impacted by climate change, and further how they’re actually absorbing more of the impact than the public realizes.
  • What do rising sea levels actually mean for coastal communities?
  • The best thing individuals can do to contribute to moving the needle on this issue: spread the word and stay informed with reliable sources.
  • We also cover some of the latest headlines in the “shit sandwich” format: perfectly toasted and flavorful on the outside to prepare your palette for the shit middle.
  • Disney is adding channels to Disney+ – do we see ourselves using these?
  • The US says that TikTok parent company ByteDance must sell TikTok within a year, otherwise we’ll have to go somewhere else for all our silly little fyp trends. But ByteDance says ‘lol pull the fucking trigger bitch.’
  • Andrew can know no peace: not only is his Andrew in the Air account at risk of TikTok gets banned, the drone he uses to shoot beautiful landscapes and spy on neighbors may also get banned!
  • As war wages on in Gaza, nationwide student-led anti-war protests have become a fixture at colleges and universities, resulting in a ton of confusing press and numerous arrests of peaceful protesters.
  • The poopiest of all:  Harvey Weinstein’s sex crimes charges in New York overturned.
  • There is still some good news at the end of the day: airlines must now issue automatic refunds for delayed and canceled flights.
  • This week’s recommendations will keep you entertained and give you a break from all this nonsense: The 6-episode series ‘Knuckles’ on Paramount+ (Laura), ‘Degrees of Engagement’ by Jennifer Hennessy (Pam), and ‘The Boys’ on Amazon Prime (Andrew).

And in this week’s installment of After Dark, available on Patreon and Apple Podcasts:

  • Why you so awkward lol? How millennials have adopted ‘lol’ as a discourse marker to diffuse awkwardness and save face.
  • We source real life examples of ourselves and others using ‘lol’ as a “I’m hanging on by a thread, but no biggie!” moment. But we can also be petty with it…
  • Friendship icks: what are some potential red flags in knowing if someone is your people or not?

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