From Heathrow to the Paris Accord: The Climate Minute

A British court enforced the Paris Agreement to stop a planned new runway in London. We discuss.

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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


Environmental Justice at risk in East Boston: The Climate Minute

Environmental justice is at stake in the historic community of East Boston. Eversource is trying to build an electrical substation (read: “unnecessary fossil fuel infrastructure”) in a community already heavily burdened by industrial facilities and the support of Logan airport. We speak with two activists from GreenRoots to better understand the issues. You can take action on March 11 by attending a meeting with the EFSB at East Boston High School. Listen in.

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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

 


Corona versus the Climate: The Climate Minute

The Corona virus gives us an interesting perspective on climate change issues. We discuss.

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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

 


A Letter from Larry: The Climate Minute

The call to financial institutions to stop funding fossil fuel grows louder. Blackrock is a huge ‘money manager,’ and it’s boss- Larry Fink- is calling on corporations to be aware of the risk to their bottom line from climate change. We discuss.

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

 


Root causes and long term solutions: The Climate Minute

We discuss a thought-provoking essay about the deep social and historical roots of climate change and what they mean for our movement. Listen in.

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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


And the winner is... The Climate Minute

The fallout of a hunger strike, cascading trigger points and how climate snuck into the Oscars. Listen in!

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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


Ten billion things to unpack: The Climate Minute

Jeff Bezos of Amazon has established a $10 Billion dollar fund to address the climate crisis. We have ten billion questions to ask. 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


Confusing pathways on the search for truth: The Climate Minute

Action on climate depends on estimating what CO2 levels will exist in future decades. Scientists use assumptions about, for example, CO2 levels in the year 2070 in order to perform calculations of warming. Recently, there has been discussion about the plausibility of the highest emission 'pathway.' We consider some of the implications.

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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. See below for some links to more on the science.

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Injustice in Canada, leverage in Massachusetts: The Climate Minute

An environmental injustice is happening in British Columbia, where yet another pipeline is being built against the wishes of the indigenous people. The names are different but the story line is familiar. One common theme is that banks like JP Morgan Chase are providing the funding. This gives us an opportunity to fight far away injustice right here at home.

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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

 


MCAN helps local light plants: The Climate Minute

Municipal Light Plants (MLP) in Massachusetts are a great opportunity for reducing emissions and experimenting with new ideas. MCAN recently held a summit of activists from MLP towns. Listen in as we learn from MCAN’s Clean Energy Program Director.

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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