Porter Ranch and the Public Trust: The Climate Minute Podcast

California’s Porter Ranch methane leak is out of control and may remain so for months. Back here in Massachusetts, the SJC prepares to hear a suit based on the “Public Trust Doctrine.” The ruling could have far reaching consequences. Listen in as we discuss.

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News to watch in 2016: The Climate Minute Podcast

Welcome to 2016.  Climate hawks march into the New Year with recent successes and real opportunities. In order to help you keep track of events, we discuss the trends, topics and issues to follow this year. Happy New Year to all!

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2015 leaves a framework for hope and work: The Climate Minute Podcast

2015 was a big year for Climate Hawks. From the Vatican to Paris, some (potentially) historic events occurred. We review the last twelve months to gain  perspective on where we are and where we are going. Even though we failed to mention the President’s rejection of the Keystone Pipeline (put that under preparations for Paris, and a tribute to grassroots activism), there was a ton of good news to consider. Listen in.


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Conflicting opinions of the Paris Agreement: The Climate Minute Podcast

The Paris Agreement is open for everyone to evaluate, and the opinions are rolling in. Is it a magic solution, a framework for progress or “too little, too late?”  We focus on the debate between climate activists over the efficacy of the recent deal. Should we demand a more aggressive response, or would that be making ‘the perfect the enemy of the good?’ What do you think? Listen in!

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What was agreed in the Paris Agreement? The Climate Minute Podcast

The historic “Paris Agreement” was made on Saturday December 12, 2015. Climate Hawks everywhere can rejoice at this opportunity to remake the world. Watch the video link below for the reaction in the convention hall, and listen in to the podcast for a discussion of what the final text did (and didn’t) include.

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Meanwhile outside the conference hall: The Climate Minute Podcast

Outside the conference hall holding the COP21 delegates, there was a lot going on. We discuss. Oh yeah, Ted Cruz too.

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Let's make a deal!!! The Climate Minute Podcast

The Paris treaty negotiations are headed into the final hours at COP21, and there is lots of commentary on the proceedings. We do our best to consider the issues which are before the delegates and that need to be resolved to get to an agreement. Listen in!

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A Maginot Line in the snow? The Climate Minute Podcast

A WV coal executive gets convicted, but Lamar Smith continues his witch hunt. Here in Boston, are we adapting fast enough? We discuss.

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The Big Picture in Paris: The Climate Minute Podcast

The nations of the world are meeting in Paris at COP21 to find ways to address climate change. We discuss the big picture of what the “Conference of the Parties” is trying to achieve.


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TPP in the sunlight, Exxon in the dock: The Climate Minute Podcast

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is mostly an agreement among corporations, not among real people or even nations. The text was finally opened for public scrutiny last week. Let’s just say there is a lot of discussion that needs to happen! On top of that, Exxon-and the fossil fuel industry in general- is suddenly at legal risk over their efforts to obstruct climate progress.  We discuss.

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