Rank #1: The Green New Deal in 2020: The Climate Minute
The Green New Deal will play a role in our politics in 2020. A new bill before Congress shows a good example of how it will be implemented. We lay out what to watch for as the year progresses.
Jan 13 2020
Rank #2: Australia burns: The Climate Minute
Climate change is causing huge wildfires in Australia. We discuss.
Jan 09 2020
Rank #3: A failure of imagination? The Climate Minute
A Federal Appeals Court rejected a case brought by children demanding a right to a stable climate. We discuss this case, called Juliana, and the general state of legal action on climate.
Jan 23 2020
Rank #4: From the archives: Voting is the highest form of environmental activism
This show originally dropped in April 2018.
Jan 03 2020
Rank #5: Net zero of what? The Climate Minute
In his State of the Commonwealth address, Governor Baker announced a “Net Zero by 2050” climate goal. It is good that the state is setting a path, but the ambiguity around the definition of net-zero leaves lots of area for wiggle. We discuss.
Jan 30 2020
Rank #6: How should we spend those nine billion dollars? The Climate Minute
The utilities have committed $9B of your monthly payments to upgrading gas pipes. The new idea is to replace underground gas lines with ‘just the right temperature’ water lines. Then ‘heat pumps’ can cool or warm your home, instead of dangerous methane gas. It’s so crazy it just might work! We discuss.
Jan 27 2020
Rank #7: The Money Pipeline: The Climate Minute
Exxon needs JP Morgan Chase more than Morgan needs Exxon. If the money pipeline from the banks to the fossil fuel majors ever shut down, new oil exploration would stop almost overnight. That’s why Blackrock’s letter and McKibben’s arrest are so important. We review.
Jan 20 2020
Rank #8: From the archives: Climate activists at the Governor’s door
Last August, climate activists filled the hall outside of MA Governor Baker’s office to demand that he reject the construction of a natural gas Compressor Station in Weymouth. We listened to those voices in the hall.
Dec 30 2019
Rank #9: A busy day on Beacon Hill: The Climate Minute
Climate hawks went to Beacon Hill last week to press for climate action. We debrief on events.
Jan 16 2020
Rank #10: An MOU for TCI: The Climate Minute Podcast
The Transportation and Climate Initiative (TC&I) recently announced a Memorandum of Understanding (or MOU) between the 12 Northeastern states that have joined the group. We discuss the implications.
Dec 24 2019