Gun violence, the CDC and Climate Denial: The Climate Minute Podcast

Today, we connect the dots between the horrific gun violence in Parkland, Florida, and climate action. Notably, science should lead policy decisions, not the other way around. We visit Pruitt’s exploits as a “first-class fool,” as well as sketchy dealings in the Department of Interior. Listen for our “easter egg” about Maxwell Smart and the “cone of silence.”

Don’t miss the Local Environmental Action conference at Northeastern University, March 3rd. Ted and Mariah will be there with a booth and would be thrilled to speak with our listeners. More information on the Massachusetts Climate Action Network’s Event page http://www.massclimateaction.org/3_3_lea_conference

Further reading:

Salon article on gun laws:

https://www.salon.com/2018/02/16/most-americans-and-most-republicans-want-stricter-gun-laws-why-doesnt-it-happen/

Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey on CDC Limits

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/gun-violence-press-conference/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Chan-Twitter-General

Courts call out Trump’s Blitzkrieg on environmental rules https://amp.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/20/donald-trump-epa-environmental-rollbacks-court-challenges?__twitter_impression=true

Scott Pruitt’s high-flying antics

https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2018/02/congressional-republicans-just-demanded-scott-pruitts-travel-records/

Department of Interior Scientist resigns in protest https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2018/02/usgs-interior-zinke-alaska/

And just for fun, here is the Maxwell Smart and the Bell Jars episode Ted references: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu5piMRY1fU

Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist that the United States put a price on carbon.

 

 

 

 

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