This week on The Children’s Hour, we are joined by Laura Paskus, a climate change and drought author, and environmental journalist with New Mexico PBS. She released a book, At the Precipice: New Mexico’s Changing Climate, in September 2020 that discusses how climate change affects the state.

Join us as we learn about drought, climate change and what we can do about it.

We also talk with meteorologist Daniel Porter from the National Weather Service in Albuquerque about the recent heatwave that brought new weather patterns to parts of world unaccustomed to extreme heat.

Then the kids in the Extinction Diaries tell us about women African rangers who are saving species from extinction and arresting poachers without firing a single shot.

We’re learning about our changing climate this week, and all of it is mixed with excellent music. 

Drying Out Playlist

How Bout Now?Tito PuenteWhere in the World Is Carmen Sandiego EP04:39 2020 Shakariki Records, Inc.
Mayim, Mayim (Water, Water)Cathy Fink, Marci Marxer & Brave ComboAll Wound Up! A Family Music Party03:16Rounder Records
Hot Nights (feat. Pat Sansone)Gustafer YellowgoldBrighter Side01:48 2017 Apple-Eye Productions
Common Scents (Instrumental)Secret Agent 23 Skidoo & Asheville SymphonyThe Beat Bach Symphonies01:05 2021 Underground Playground Records
This DroughtScience Rap Academysingle02:46McFadden
The Cactus SongBayou SecoUse It Again!03:11Ken Keppeler and Jeanie McLerie
How Far Is a Lightyear (Solar System Song) [Instrumental]Claudia Robin GunnHow Far is a Lightyear - Single01:20 2020 Claudia Robin Gunn
RainCaspar BabypantsBeatles Baby!02:31 2015 Aurora Elephant Music
WallowKetsaGoodnight Sunlight00:28Ketsa - FMA
LowbrowBlue Dot SessionsIntent02:36Blue Dot Sessions
SummertimeStreet musiciansingle02:57The Children's Hour Inc.
Mtoto Mzuri (feat. Ahadi)Jabali AfrikaAll One Tribe03:56 2021 Aya World Productions
Hot SauceSecret Agent 23 SkidooMake Believers02:56 2012 Joel Sullivan