Transportation and Climate: The Climate Minute Podcast

Carbon pollution emissions from transportation is a large portion of the total for the northeastern US. The “ Transportation and Climate Initiative” is intended to find ways that states can band together to reduce GHG emissions from transportation. Listen in to the first of two shows as we chat with an advocate.

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


A murmuration of climate hawks: The Climate Minute Podcast

During the last few weeks, Massachusetts has seen more than 50 arrests in three separate ‘direct actions’ addressing climate change. What does this mean? Also, Greta Thunberg is named Person of the Year, and is an inspiration to all.

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


Building a clean future: The Climate Minute Podcast

In Massachusetts, buildings like houses, malls, and corporate headquarters generate lots of carbon dioxide pollution. Proposed rules about how to construct new buildings (can you say “Net Zero Building Codes?”) will reduce pollution in the future. We speak with the head of MCAN’s grassroots effort to make these new codes a reality. Also, we take a look at Brookline’s leading edge ban of natural gas.

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


John Kerry declares WW0: The Climate Minute Podcast

John Kerry, architect of the Paris Accords, has launched a new effort to raise awareness of climate change. We discuss the pros and cons of “World War Zero.”

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


A gap between ambition and reality

The UN’s ‘Gap Report’ shows we are lagging far behind the needed climate actions. Now the world faces a need to achieve almost 8% reductions a year to get to the 2030 goals. Also, we keep an eye on the fast moving Weymouth Compressor story.

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


Notice to proceed: The Climate Minute Podcast

FERC has granted Enbridge permission to proceed with construction of the Weymouth Compressor, beginning on Dec 3. We discuss this and some listener questions.

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


Mummichogs and Fairy Shrimp: The Climate Minute

It is interesting to learn how climate people got that way. Listen in as we track the path of ‘free range kid’ who became the Director of an Eco-Innovation Initiative.

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


Dorchester’s Eco-Innovation Initiative: The Climate Minute

Climate change touches all aspects of our lives, and the responses to climate change will also be broad. The Eco-Innovation Initiative of the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation is a cohesive approach to bringing sustainability into our communities. Listen in as we discuss the program with it’s 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


Does climate activism grow in the forest? The Climate Minute

We talk with a German climate activist about his path to activism, and what it is like to be a climate hawk in Europe in 2019.

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


Taking climate to the classroom in Germany: The Climate Minute

Youth inspired climate work is going strong in Germany. Listen in as we chat with an activist on the forefront of efforts to save the 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



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