Endangered: The Climate Minute Podcast

The Trump regime has delayed, and perhaps put at risk, the progress of the Vineyard Wind clean energy project. Further, it has weakened the Endangers Species Act in service of the fossil fuel industry. As a result, will raccoons rule the world? Listen in.

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


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.

https://soundcloud.com/massclimateaction/will-it-be-mad-max-or-a-green-new-deal-the-climate-minute-podcast

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 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.

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


Climate activists at the Governor’s door: The Climate Minute Podcast

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. Even if the Governor won’t lend an ear, we listen to those voices in the hall!

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


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!

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

 


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.’

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 tornado on Cape Cod and what to do about it: The Climate Minute Podcast

The climate has changed enough to allow a tornado on Cape Cod, as part of an extreme heat wave covering much of the nation. Things are likely to get worse unless we take action. Mary Anaise Heglar suggests the deep emotion of love can power us to move. Yes Magazine gives many ways to find a climate action that resonates with your personality. Listen in.

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


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!

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 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.

The reading list:
https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/7/3/20678520/democratic-debate-2019-climate-change-dnc-questions

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/6/26/18744288/democratic-debate-climate-change-questions


Is Climate Apartheid our future? The Climate Minute Podcast

The UN reports that climate will throw millions into poverty even as the rich (look in a mirror) pay to survive, using the phrase “Climate Apartheid.” Here in the US, we see environmental injustice exposed in the dramatic Philadelphia refinery explosion and the poorly covered climate insurrection in Oregon. Listen in.

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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