Rank #1: Environmental Justice, Debates and the Green New Deal: The Climate Minute Podcast
Ideas about how to ensure environmental justice are percolating in the Presidential campaign. Perhaps we are seeing the construction of the details of the Green New Deal?
Rank #2: The view from Nebraska: The Climate Minute Podcast
The carbon pricing discussion is alive and well in Nebraska. Listen in to hear the perspective of a local activist who has learned how to lobby.
Rank #3: Visions of a policy debate: The Climate Minute Podcast
There are calls for this year’s presidential season to include a candidate debate focused on climate change and global warming. The increasing likelihood of such a debate leads to a discussion about what sort of questions should be asked. Dave Roberts and Umair Irfan from the website Vox.com pose an interesting set of questions. The sort of questions raised at a debate tells us what sort of issues ought to be debated by our nation even outside a presidential campaign. Listen in as we discuss the questions, and how a ‘climate policy debate’ ought to proceed.
Rank #4: From Hydrogen to Hadestown: The Climate Minute Podcast
International shipping fleets emit a significant fraction of greenhouse gases, but the implementation of hydrogen technology may be happening in real time. Greta Thunberg will come by sailing ship to NYC in September for the upcoming Climate Strike. Perhaps she can see the Broadway Musical Hadestown, which combines Greek myth and climate change. Listen in!
Rank #5: A taste of tomorrow today! The Climate Minute Podcast
The Washington Post published a revealing look at localities in the US that are have already seen a 2 degree C (that's 3.6 F!) temperature rise. The many ways climate change impacts our lives becomes clear. To top it off, most of Massachusetts and Rhode Island is on the hot spot list!
Rank #6: Will it be Mad Max or a Green New Deal? The Climate Minute Podcast
The malevolent underpinnings of the El Paso massacre include a climate connection. The links from guns to white supremacy to climate change to eco-facism (yeah, it’s a thing) to domestic terror to intimidation of climate activists are real and need to be recognized. The best response? Speak up.
Rank #7: If it’s banned in Berkeley, can we ban it in Boston? The Climate Minute Podcast
Berkeley CA just banned natural gas in new construction. This is an example of how to ‘electrify everything.’
Rank #8: Do we need a moon-boom? The Climate Minute Podcast
The lunar landing in 1969 was a profound example of American’s pulling together to achieve a goal. Does the model apply to our current need for a big common effort to build a clean energy future? Listen in!
Rank #9: What to ask when you’re moderating a climate debate: The Climate Minute Podcast
A presidential debate about climate policy is only as good as the questions asked. We review some proposed questions that would lead to better understanding of the issues and the candidates positions. What question would you ask?
Rank #10: Arctic beachfront for sale? The Climate Minute Podcast
Donald Trump’s half-baked idea to buy Greenland was met with justifiable derision. But the media missed the profound issues of climate change in the Arctic. The future of the North Pole will be full of risk and intrigue. We need to understand the problem better. Listen in.