18 out of 19 : The Climate Minute Podcast

The science and reality of climate change is inexorable. According to the New York Times, “..the five warmest years in recorded history have been the last five, and that 18 of the 19 warmest years have occurred since 2001.” Listen in as we discuss and check in on some hungry polar bears.

The reading list:

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

 


Pay now, or pay later, but we will pay: The Climate Minute Podcast

A recent article by Carolyn Kormann in the New Yorker reviews the issues around the costs of climate change. We discuss the observations, plus more.

The reading list:

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

 

 


The Green New Deal debuts in Congress: The Climate Minute Podcast

A document, saying in part “That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that it is the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal..” will be placed before Congress. The document outlines more detail of what a Green New Deal actually entails. Listen in as we discuss what all this means!

The reading list:

Read the actual proposal here

Roberts at Vox discusses the text

Holthaus at Grist on the GND

NPR's Inskeep reports on the GND

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


What the MLP scorecard means: The Climate Minute Podcast

In this episode, we discuss the content of MCAN’s scorecard of the state’s municipal utilities. Oriana Reilly, the Muni Program Coordinator at MCAN gives us some insight into the findings and what to do next.

The reading list:

Get the MLP scorecard!

Sign up for the Webinar Feb 6!

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


MCAN’s ground breaking scorecard on Municipal Light Plants: The Climate Minute Podcast

Municipal light plants are power utilities owned by the local town. They represent a significant fraction of the electricity used in the Massachusetts. MCAN has provided a scorecard to help guide these electricity suppliers to more climate friendly practices. Listen in to the first of two episodes as we discuss this groundbreaking new study with Oriana Reilly, the Muni Program Coordinator at MCAN.

The reading list:

Get the MLP scorecard!

Sign up for the Webinar Feb 6!

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


A compressor in Weymouth? The Climate Minute Podcast

Governor Baker recently approved an important permit for a natural gas compressor in Weymouth. We discuss why this bit of fossil fuel infrastructure is a mistake.

The reading list:

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


The shape of the deal: The Climate Minute Podcast

Given what we know, how should we address climate change? Is it a Green New Deal or a New Apollo project? Are those different things? Bill McKibben, Naomi Oreskes, and Daniel Schrag chatted with Boston’s own Christopher Lydon about the Green New Deal. We do our best to keep up, analyze their conversation and break some ground of our own.

The reading list

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, and send us a comment at podcast@massclimateaction.net

…Ted McIntyre


Thinking about 02100: The Climate Minute Podcast

Does a ‘short term’ view of time represent a threat? Should we use the ‘discount rate’ or ethical principles to assess our impact on the far future? Listen in as we discuss a recent article from the BBC: The perils of “short-termism"

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


Watching the Green New Deal in 2019: The Climate Minute Podcast

The crystal ball in our podcast studio says that the Green New Deal is 2019’s topic to watch. Listen in as we discuss why!

Reading list:

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


The year the climate changed: The Climate Minute Podcast

2018 brought a continuous barrage of news for the Climate Hawk. What did it all mean? What were the lasting bits? Our rearview mirror says that the recognition of real-time climate effects was the big takeaway. Does that lead to grief or hope? And what it hope? Listen in.

The reading list:

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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