By Greg Scharen and Chad Wittman | March 12, 2020

In this podcast, the Every Whit Way podcast crew interviews Dr. Kenneth Lacovara, the founding Dean of Rowan University’s School of the Earth and Environment and founding Director of the Jean and Ric Edelman Fossil Park.

“Climate change is not a scientific problem. We use science to describe climate change. But it’s an every person problem. Whether you know it or not, it’s your number one issue… If we don’t get this under control, we don’t can’t get anything else under control.”

Dr. Lacovara is a world-renowned paleontologist, best known for his discovery of the giant plant-eating dinosaur Dreadnoughtus, which weighed more than nine T. rex.

He is the author of the book, Why Dinosaurs Matter and a recipient of the prestigious The Explorers Club Medal. His TED Talk “Hunting for dinosaurs showed me our place in the universe,” has been viewed more than 2 million times.

Every Whit Way is a news podcast produced by Rowan University’s student newspaper The Whit. Reporters Chad Wittmann and Greg Scharen explore news and topics that affect Rowan students and the wider community. You can also listen via Spotify.

This article is part of The Whit participation in a statewide climate reporting collaboration with members of the NJ College News Commons, a network of campus media outlets working together to cover the climate crisis in New Jersey.