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


Under the cover of pandemic: The Climate Minute

Hidden by continuous media coverage of the pandemic, the current administration is pushing environmental rollbacks. The latest is about fine pollution (PM2.5) that makes coronavirus worse! We review some of the rollbacks, so you can remember later, when you have to make a decision on which leaders you will choose.

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


Why your Post Office is a climate issue: The Climate Minute

The logic is simple: A free election is critical to climate progress. A free election, in the age of pandemic, should be mail-in. An honest mail-in election requires a functioning, public institution like the Post Office. The USPS is under siege by the forces of authoritarianism. Defend the Post Office. 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

 


Climate change, by any other name, will feel the same: The Climate Minute

Reaching across political and cultural divides to address the root causes of climate change requires thoughtful planning and careful word choices. We talk with a Citizen’s Climate Lobby Fellow, based in Kansas, whose task is to make Conservative Outreach to people on all points of the political spectrum in the Sunflower State.

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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


Carbon fees and moral pillars: The Climate Minute

Listen to a Citizen Climate Lobby Fellow discuss what it takes to attract support for climate legislation from people with very different ideas about how the world works.

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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