From Wellhead to Burner Tip: The Climate Minute Podcast

The burner tip on your gas stove is the endpoint of a complex system of gas delivery that starts at a wellhead in a gas field out West and runs under the streets of your town to your home. Unfortunately, the system has some inherent problems that range from climate effects to health problems and explosion risks. Listen to an expert discuss some of the problems with our gas infrastructure.

 https://soundcloud.com/massclimateaction/from-wellhead-to-burner-tip-the-climate-minute-podcast

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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


An escalation in tactics: The Climate Minute Podcast

The crisis point of the proposed natural gas Compressor Station in Weymouth is coming in early November. Recently, an activist was arrested during a protest against the station. We speak with Nathan Phillips about his experience and rising stakes in perhaps the most important climate issue in Massachusetts’ politics.

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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.


Paris and the Oceans: The Climate Minute Podcast

UN leaders met in NY to prepare for next year’s new commitments to the Paris Accord goals. Some small nations are doing their part, but leadership from the US is absent. An IPCC report on the oceans is sobering.

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.


A Fairy Tale of Eternal Growth: The Climate Minute Podcast

Greta Thunberg’s speech at the UN contained the line “We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!” In a warming world, can we continue to pursue higher and higher GDP? The “Doughnut Economy” gives us a new way to think.

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


How the big banks could stop global warming: The Climate Minute Podcast

The fossil fuel industry needs the finance industry- comprised of banks, asset managers and insurance companies- the way humans need air to breath. That is why Bill McKibben says ‘money is the oxygen which fires global warming.’ He makes a cogent argument that the oil industry would be crippled if banks decided not to provide loans. If crippling the oil-extraction industry sounds good to you, 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


Voices from the Climate Strike: The Climate Minute Podcast

We chat with some of the thousands who attended the Climate Strike in Boston on 9/20/19.

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


Schoolstrike 4 Climate: The Climate Minute Podcast

The School Strike for Climate will happen on Friday 9/20. Greta Thunberg is the spark, but young people around the world are driving a massive global movement.

Listen in for some insight and perspective.

https://soundcloud.com/massclimateaction/schoolstrike-4-climate-the-climate-minute-podcast

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 the 38th floor: The Climate Minute Podcast

The New Yorker is a cultural bellwether and Jonathan Franzen is a famous author. The magazine has published pieces by climate hero Bill McKibben. Unfortunately, this prestige did not prevent them from publishing a technically inaccurate and morally vacuous 'think piece' about climate. Franzen's complacency is that of an aging well-to-do white dude who looks out the office window on the 38th floor of One World Trade Center and sees not too much to worry about. Eustace Tilley examining butterflies pretty much sums it up.

We should be listening to the voices of the dispossessed and marginalized, those indigenous tribes losing a way of life, those Bahamians suffering from environmental injustice, and those youth who will live their lives in whatever world we are choosing now. Franzen and the New Yorker demonstrated their disconnect from the real world. Let's hope they work to find the connection.

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 absurd to authoritarian: The Climate Minute Podcast

Donald Trump’s sharpie stunt was initially mocked, but as reports emerged of threatened reprisals the events took on a darker meaning. The administration lies about science and the existence of climate change, but if weather reports are subject to political review can labor statistics, census data and election results be far behind? 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


Climate strikes, climate debates and why is Niall so afraid of Greta? The Climate Minute Podcast

Greta Thunberg sailed into NY harbor in time for the September 20th Climate Strike. She seems to be a pleasant person but grown men like Niall Ferguson are terrified of her-or at least very afraid of her ideas.

Ideas were on full display in the CNN Climate Town Hall. The best take home was that straws, light bulbs and hamburgers are the sort of distraction that Exxon wants you to focus on, instead of their climate lies. In a future where we’ve solved climate change, we will have straws that don’t kill turtles.

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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