Plus, a few tips on how to deal with the gloom and doom of environmental issues.

Mexcian gray wolf

Sustainability expert Kaméa Chayne recently invited me to appear on her excellent Green Dreamer podcast to talk about the topics we focus on here at The Revelator. It ended up being a pretty broad conversation, addressing why everyone should care about endangered species and extinction, how we can inspire more conversation about eco-friendly values, and what people can do to avoid the feelings of “doom and gloom” that all-too-often accompany news about the environment.

Listen to the entire discussion below:

John R. Platt

is the editor of The Revelator. An award-winning environmental journalist, his work has appeared in Scientific American, Audubon, Motherboard, and numerous other magazines and publications. His “Extinction Countdown” column has run continuously since 2004 and has covered news and science related to more than 1,000 endangered species. He is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and the National Association of Science Writers. John lives on the outskirts of Portland, Ore., where he finds himself surrounded by animals and cartoonists.