How to build a toolkit: The Climate Minute

Your #GivingTuesday gift will support concrete, pragmatic and useful progress. Listen in to what it takes to make a Virtual Advocacy Toolkit, then give at https://www.massclimateaction.org/giving_tuesday_2020

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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


Ties that bind us: The Climate Minute

The availability of affordable, energy efficient housing ties climate, health and social justice together. The Massachusetts Climate Action Network is focused on bringing efforts to bear. Listen in, and find how your Giving Tuesday can help address the overlapping crises we face.

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 Joe can do: The Climate Minute

Now that Joseph Biden has received the necessary 270 electoral college votes to be declared President-Elect, the question comes: What can he do if the anti-climate party remains in control of the Senate?

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


Small actions to address a big risk: The Climate Minute

Climate change is a systemic risk to the financial system. We discuss how individuals can vote with their dollars to choose a livable future.

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 climate change topple your bank? The Climate Minute

Climate change poses a risk to our banks and insurance companies. This is a ‘systemic financial risk’ that must be recognized by our society.   We talk with an expert to learn more about the stakes of this staggering potential crisis.

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


Historic Questions: The Climate Minute

The recent presidential debate contained questions about climate change that are historic regardless of the answers. Their nature and scope reflect shifts in public perception of the global warming.

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


Words to watch for: The Climate Minute

The words we use in discussions of climate change matter, as do the stories we tell. How should we talk about climate? A Renaissance scholar analyzes word choices, and helps us see the bigger picture.

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


Would you enjoy a planned power outage? The Climate Minute

If planned power outages helped cut greenhouse gases right now, could you live with it? Would you find a way to make is good experience? Is continuous electricity a right? Who should pay the price for reducing emissions? 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


What is Ranked Choice Voting? The Climate Minute

Ranked Choice Voting is a simple improvement to how we vote. It allows us to find candidates who represent a true majority of the voters. RCV is a ballot question this fall in Massachusetts. Listen as we discuss with an expert.

The reading list

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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


Energy Equity Explained: The Climate Minute

The concepts of “Energy Equity” and “Energy Democracy” arise from new ways of thinking about the climate crisis. MCAN’s Executive Director gives a master class in what these terms mean.

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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