Ep.03 Nuclear Waste and Vegaphobia

Holly talks about a ticking time bomb situated in the Marshall Islands. The Marshall Islands, like many other island nations and coastal cities across the globe, are expected to be heavily impacted by rising sea level. Aside from literally drowning out the local population and ecosystems native to the Marshall Islands, this kind of event would cause a tremendous hazard. The islands currently house a warehouse of nuclear waste, belonging to the United States government. However, it’s unknown whether the US will ever return to the islands to clean up their mess.

Tabby explores a newly recognized social prejudice, known as “vegaphobia.” Vegaphobia can be defined as a strong social aversion of vegetarian and vegan ideologies. A new Oxford study indicates that vegans often experience workplace discrimination and prejudice based on their philosophical beliefs.

Nuclear waste, racism, social change, vegaphobia, and more! Don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe. Listen on PodbeanStitcher and Apple Podcasts

News Grab Segment Credits:

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/oct/25/why-do-people-hate-vegans

https://www.latimes.com/projects/marshall-islands-nuclear-testing-sea-level-rise/

Supplemental Research:

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1368430215618253

https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2019-11-14/marshall-islands-runit-nuclear-waste-dome-site-graffiti


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Published by Tabby

I am an artist, a vegan, an equestrian and an avid book lover.

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