Doubling down on solar: The Climate Minute

Good news. As we install more solar panels, we keep learning how to do it more cheaply. This helps predict big solar electricity cost reductions over the foreseeable future.

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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

 

 


Ideas worth fighting for: The Climate Minute

The pandemic shock offers the chance to build a new world, using ‘ideas that are lying around.’ Neoliberals built a list of ideas to be implemented in a crisis. Now progressives have a better list of things to do in the face of the pandemic.

A recent article in ‘The Correspondent” makes the case that progressives have the right policies to meet the moment, if we fight hard enough for them.

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

 


Too hot for humans? The Climate Minute

While humans have spread to all parts of the globe, they prefer a narrow band of temperatures. (How would the Roman Empire have fared if Remus and Romulus had been born in Helsinki?) Global warming is threatening to make the places in which most people much less tolerable. 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


Finding the right tune for the GND: The Climate Minute

The ideas contained in the Green New Deal can help us recover from the pandemic economic distress. They ought to be presented as a pragmatic solution to the current crisis, in order to combat the distortions already being pushed by some.

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


Lessons in the pandemic pollution reductions: The Climate Minute

The predicted 5% reduction in carbon pollution due to the worldwide pandemic shutdown provides insight into how we can achieve the more challenging 7%-per-year-for-the-next-10-years that we need to do next. Listen in.

 https://soundcloud.com/massclimateaction/lessons-in-the-pandemic-pollution-reductions-the-climate-minute

 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


What will we carry forward from these times? The Climate Minute

What will be the new normal? However they are defined, after these current difficult times pass, what will survive? What good features of our current experiences will persist? Listen in as we imagine. John Lennon would be proud.

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


MCAN in the age of intentionality: The Climate Minute

We check in with the Executive Director to find out what MCAN is doing in this time of social isolation. It turns out quite a lot, from helping activist learn new tools for uncertain times to webinars about the EZ building code. Listen in to hear the discussion and stay on for a bonus virtual roadtrip to the MCAN website.

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


Thumbs down, rotten tomatoes, zero stars: The Climate Minute

Michael Moore has released a dishonest movie. It fails on journalistic integrity, by using outdated footage and refusing to allow a response from it's targets. It misinforms based on a narrow and biased narrative perspective. It distorts serious issues in a fun-house mirror image of climate activism. If you must watch this sad piece of videography, listen first to our podcast. It will arm you to comprehend the damaging lies contained in this movie.

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


Saving the planet, one tree at a time: The Climate Minute

Forests everywhere are under threat from climate change. Some students in Germany took action to plant resilient species of trees in an at-risk forest near Bayreuth. This effort has many aspects, like the feeling of satisfaction and hope in the future that comes from planting a tree. 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

 


Gas bans allow heat pumps to provide a clean and cozy future: The Climate Minute

Should towns in MA prohibit the use of natural gas in new construction? “Yes!” says an MCAN Board member. Heat pumps are reliable, inexpensive and greatly reduce carbon pollution, so their installation in new buildings can provide a cozy home and a clean environment. Listen in!

https://soundcloud.com/massclimateaction/gas-bans-allow-heat-pumps-to-provide-a-clean-and-cozy-future-the-climate-minute  

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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