It matters where you hydrogen comes from: The Climate Minute

Hydrogen (H2) gas may be an important tool to decarbonize, but it is crucial that the process of making the H2 is itself clean. Green hydrogen is made with renewable energy. The fossil industry is pushing ‘blue hydrogen’ made from methane, but investigation reveals a bait and switch. We talk to an expert about what is going on.

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Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon to safeguard our collective future.

Thanks for listening.

…Ted McIntyre

 


Why you should care about methane: The Climate Minute

The next 20 years are critical decades in addressing climate change. Methane (AKA natural) gas is widely used and the pipes transporting it have lots of leaks. The methane gas that escapes into the air will be at least 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide and will contribute to the global temperature rise. Cleaning up after the fracking industry must be a priority. We speak with an expert from the Clean Air Task Force to learn more.

The reading list:

Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon to safeguard our collective future.

Thanks for listening.

…Ted McIntyre


The camp at Thacker Pass: The Climate Minute

An important tool in stopping the construction of unwanted fossil fuel (or other) infrastructure is a human presence on the site. That is a fancy way of saying the camp on the site of a proposed lithium mine in NV is a good thing to learn about. We talk to a founder of the camp at Thacker Pass about life there.

The reading list:

Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon to safeguard our collective future.

Thanks for listening.

…Ted McIntyre


Forty nine thousand, eight hundred ninety dollars and thirteen cents: The Climate Minute

Opposition to the extraction of lithium in Nevada is centered in an encampment in Thacker Pass. In a move that looks like a combination of harassment and intimidation, the BLM has levied a $49,890.13 fine against the founders of the camp. Max Wilbert is one of those founders, and we discuss justification for the camp, some of the relevant history and some details on the latest developments.

The reading list:

Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon to safeguard our collective future.

Thanks for listening.

…Ted McIntyre


Advice from the weatherdesk: The Climate Minute

As a climate conscious weathercaster, Chris Gloninger knows a lot about both climate science and climate communication. Listen in for sage advice.

The reading list:

Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon to safeguard our collective future.

Thanks for listening.

…Ted McIntyre

 

 


A number cruncher brings you the weather: The Climate Minute

Chris Gloninger is a trained meteorologist and TV weathercaster who understands climate change and is willing to tell the truth. Listen to him discuss the challenges of reporting weather and climate as well as the changing role of weathercasters.

The reading list:

Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon to safeguard our collective future.

Thanks for listening.

…Ted McIntyre


Visions of a Just Transition: The Climate Minute

The effort to Stop Line 3 is inspired by the idea of climate justice -among many other factors. This leads to a discussion of what a just energy transition should look like. We chat with a MN activist about how to build the future.

The reading list:

Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon to safeguard our collective future.

Thanks for listening.

…Ted McIntyre

 


Stopping Line 3: The Climate Minute

“Line 3” is a nearly complete tar sands pipeline under construction in MN that threatens more climate mayhem. It must be stopped for local, national and global reasons. Listen to an activist discuss what is going on in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and what you can do to help.

The reading list:

Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon to safeguard our collective future.

Thanks for listening.

…Ted McIntyre


Reflections on the ride: The Climate Minute

After riding your bike from Boston to Oregon, you may have some thoughts to share. Listen in to some reflections on riding cross-country.

The reading list:

Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon to safeguard our collective future.

Thanks for listening.

…Ted McIntyre

 


A bike adventure in a warming world: The Climate Minute

Did you ever dream about riding your bike across our nation, from sea to shining sea? We talk with someone who did just that, riding his bike from Boston to Oregon, by way of Grant Montana.

The reading list:

Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon to safeguard our collective future.

Thanks for listening.

…Ted McIntyre



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