Transporting us to the future: The Climate Minute

Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker gave his State of the Commonwealth. Our climate hawk rating of his initiatives—about an 80 out of 100. Many good things for renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but a few that need work. Baker’s speech inspired us to discuss some futuristic ideas for the Commonwealth! With the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, we also consider the future of snow—and thus, the future of snow sports at the Olympics. Tune in for more.

Of note: Fossil Free Fast live event on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 8 pm. Join 350.org’s Bill McKibben and May Boeve, as well as Bernie Sanders, Jameka Hodnett, and many other climate leaders as they share their bold vision for climate justice in this live event. Find more information and a watch party near you  at this website https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/fossil-free-fast/

Further reading:

Nigerian woman team first bobsled team ever to go to the Olympics from the continent of Africa https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/11/17/nigerian-women-become-first-african-bobsled-team-to-qualify-for-olympics/?utm_term=.9bbc198bde5e

Switching to electric cars is key https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/jan/22/switching-to-electric-cars-is-key-to-fixing-americas-critically-insufficient-climate-policies

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/11/climate/winter-olympics-global-warming.html

Even more!

Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist that the United States put a price on carbon.

Thanks for listening.

…Ted McIntyre

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