Global warming has increased Earth’s temperature by about 1 degree Fahrenheit in the last several decades. Unless dramatic adjustments are made in how energy is used and produced, the planet is expected to warm at least several degrees more by the end of this century. Accompanying this increase in temperatures will be monumental changes in wind, precipitation and temperature patterns, causing profound ecological and human health impacts. People need to know how their piece of the world will be affected. We learn best through experience. By bringing well-researched reporting into people’s homes — through websites, radio, and print media — Dan Grossman Media brings decades of hands-on experienceand scientific know-how to the viewer/ listener in an approachable, easy-to-understand, yet precise, manner.
Radio Feature on Bushmeat
In his new feature on The World, Dan reports on how illegal commercial hunting is threatening the animal diversity and rainforest ecosystem of the Yasuni National Park in Ecuador. Don't forget to view the slideshow, complete with a picture of a whole smoked monkey for sale!
Dan will be traveling to Greenland in April, to Peru in May and to Mongolia in July. He'll report on research on the Greenland Ice Sheet, on impacts on Mongolian herders of drought and harsh winters and on the desperate efforts of some Peruvians
to slow glacier melting in the Andes. Come visit again for updates, or request travel reports about his trips.
In April, 2010 Dan received a 2-year grant from the Kendeda Foundation to write a book and ancillary mulitmedia material on the human impacts of climat change. More recently, he recieved grants from Abby Rockefeller and Lee Halprin, from the Fund for Investigative Journalismand from the Whole Systems Foundation. Dan needs additional funds to support this project. Please visit the donations page to find out about how to contribute to his efforts.
Pliocene Sea Level Project Under Way
In collaboration with geochemist Maureen Raymo, Dan has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to produce multimedia reports on sea level 4.5 million years ago, the last time Earth’s atmosphere had the same concentration of carbon dioxide in the air as today for an extended period of time. Dan joined Raymo and her team of researchers on an expedition to Australia in July 2009. He has begun planning a website and producing short video documentaries about Raymo's research.