June 23, 2024

Video and Audio Appearances

December 6, 2023 – Appearance on What Doesn’t Kill You: Food Industry Insights podcast on Heritage Radio Network talking about hazards of manure biodigesters.

Bio-Digesters: The Race Is On!

Episode 393, Aired: December 7, 2023

Big Ag and Big Oil are getting in bed together to promote the buildout of bio-digesters to manage animal waste. Is this a good thing, or a bad thing masquerading as a good thing? Reporter Keith Schneider gives some context on this long overdue attention to pollution from the animal agriculture…

November 8, 2023 – Appearance on What Doesn’t Kill You; Food Industry Insights podcast on Heritage Radio Network talking about nitrate contamination in drinking water. 

Episode 391 Aired: Friday, November 10th 2023

Cancer Road in Minnesota

Journalist Keith Schneider examines a spate of cancer diagnoses in farm country in Minnesota. On one short stretch of a road in Berne Minnesota, shared by four farming families, 12 people developed cancer, and seven of them died. What linked these people in disease is the contamination of their drinking water with excess nitrates, the chemicals used to encourage bumper crops of corn, soy, and other crops. It has yet to be definitively proven, but the science shows excessive nitrate in drinking water is increasingly connected to cancer clusters such as this one in Minnesota.

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The Wilson Center and Circle of Blue convened around our project on causes and consequences of hamrful algal blooms in the U.S. and around the world on March 13, 2023.


The potential for Michigan to be a center of climate migration was the focus of this appearance at Grand Valley State University in November, 2021. The event was prompted by a Circle of Blue article — Water Could Make Michigan a Climate Refuge — published in February 2021.

Circle of Blue and the Wilson Center in 2021 collaborated on a three-part series on how the world is doing making clean water, safe sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) universally successful.  The project broke new ground on a sector that is 50 years-old and has spent $400 billion. My comments start at minute 23.

Groundwork Center in Traverse City produced this video on its 25-year history of public interest activism. I founded the organization in 1995, which spent its first 20 years named the Michigan Land Use Institute.

Peter Sinclair’s Yale Climate Connections video on energy and the pandemic – August 2020

Interview with Texas Standard on Circle of Blue’s Water, Texas project 2020

Video interview with Peter Sinclair on India 2019

Interview with EarthTalk Radio on Malaysia Infrastructure Development 2018

National Public Radio Living on Earth interview from ChokePoint: India project 2017

Peter Sinclair and Yale Climate Desk on offshore drilling 2017

Peter Sinclair and Yale Climate Desk on Line 5 and pipelines 2017

Peter Sinclair and Yale Climate Desk on global meteorological disruption 2017

World Affairs Council – February 13, 2017 – start 7:54

Louisville Late Night – Fall 2015

Louisville Late Night – July 2015

Louisville Late Night – July 2015

Lake Erie Toxic Algae – National Television interview 2015\

National television interview with Thom Hartmann on algae blooms in Great Lakes 2014

Yale Climate Forum video on U.S.-China Climate Agreement, December 2014

Climate Crock Video on India’s Perilous Condition

World Water Week Conference — Global Choke Point presentation, Stockholm, September 3, 2014

World Affairs Council: Global Choke Point talk. November 2014

International Affairs Council, Traverse City, June 6, 2014

Choke Point: India, Wilson Center, April 2, 2014

Choke Point: Confronting Energy Demand and Water Scarcity in China, Wilson Center, August 16, 2013

India: A Nation Heading Toward a Water-Energy Choke Point, May 30, 2013

Choke Point: The World’s Looming Water Crisis, Wilson Center, April 22, 2011

Choke Point, Wilson Center, December 9, 2011

Choke Point: US — Understanding the Tightening Conflict Between Energy and Water In the Era of Climate Change, Septembeer 22, 2010

Conversation with Circle of Blue Journalist Keith Schneider, August 21, 2008

C-Span Appearance From Back in the Day – December 1985

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