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The Climate Pod is a wide-ranging conversation with leading experts on the politics, economics, activism, culture, science, and social justice issues at the heart of the climate crisis. Hear from guests like Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, David Wallace-Wells, Bill Nye, Dr. Robert Bullard, Catherine Coleman Flowers, Ted Danson, Dr. Michael Mann, Rainn Wilson, Dr. Stephanie Kelton, Dr. Mark Hyman, Gov. Jay Inslee, Tamara Toles O'Laughlin, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, and many more. Hosted by brothers Ty and B ...
 
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The House passed President Biden's Build Back Better Bill and now this historic climate legislation sits in the Senate waiting to get final approval. So what would the bill actually mean to Biden's climate pledges on the campaign trail if it makes it through the Senate? Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL) is back on the show to explain and also talk about some…
 
This week, climate economist Gernot Wagner discusses his new book "Geoengineering: The Gamble". Gernot Wagner was the co-founding director of Harvard's Geoengineering Research Program and provides an honest assessment of the pros, cons, and unknowns of solar geoengineering. This interview is a must-listen for anyone that wants to understand the cli…
 
After a two year wait, COP26 has finally concluded. We are left with the Glasgow Climate Pact, which is no doubt disappointing and fails in several key areas. But all was not lost at COP26. Several major commitments were made and pressure continues to mount on world leaders to do more. We review the outcome with Michael Sheldrick, Co-Founder and Ch…
 
On this installment of our series, The Road To COP26 Presented By Octopus Energy, we speak with the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme, Inger Andersen about the UNEP gap reports, the meaning of the COP26 pledges, and the importance of real actions by world leaders to decarbonize and …
 
On this installment of our series, The Road To COP26 Presented By Octopus Energy, we speak with Scotland's Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy, and Transport, Michael Matheson. He provides insight into what all levels of government, not just national governments, can do to deliver a just and sustainable transition and why future COPs should be i…
 
On this installment of our series, The Road To COP26 Presented By Octopus Energy, we look at how to leverage science and technology to decarbonize the global economy with Bertrand Piccard, a legendary explorer, founder and chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation, and first person to fly around the globe in a solar airplane. We discuss how to deplo…
 
On this installment of our series, The Road To COP26 Presented By Octopus Energy, we discuss gender equality and representation with Amiera Sawas, Director of Programmes and Research at Climate Outreach. She explains what we lose when women are underrepresented in climate media, climate negotiations, and climate science authorship, the specific bur…
 
On this installment of our series, The Road To COP26 Presented By Octopus Energy, we look at why global migration policy is crucial to adaptation in the face of climate change with Julia Blocher, researcher on the linkage between climate change and migration at The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and President of the The International…
 
On this installment of our series, The Road To COP26 Presented By Octopus Energy, we celebrate COP26's Nature Day with two exceptional guests. Jackie Savitz, Oceana's Chief Policy Officer of North America, joins the show to discuss how world leaders should act to protect oceans and how the Build Back Better Act can help progress in the United State…
 
On this installment of our series, The Road To COP26 Presented By Octopus Energy, we welcome Indian environmental and climate justice activist John Paul Jose to the show to discuss how young leaders are fighting to make their voices heard at COP26 and the strategies activists are using to make real change at this critical event and beyond. We discu…
 
On this installment of our series, The Road To COP26 Presented By Octopus Energy, we welcome back Rep. Sean Casten to the show to discuss what global solutions we need to accelerate the adoption of clean energy and what needs to be accomplished at COP26 to help make it happen. We also talk about the obstacles facing the world's clean energy transit…
 
On this installment of our series, The Road To COP26 Presented By Octopus Energy, we look at how to mobilize public and private finance for climate action with investor and former presidential candidate Tom Steyer. As COP26's Finance day unfolds, we discuss what governments need to do to increase private finance in climate solutions, how much needs…
 
On this installment of our series, The Road To COP26 Presented By Octopus Energy, we look at the big picture of the climate crisis with The Economist's Oliver Morton to talk about their latest Special Report “Stabilising the climate." We go in-depth on the state of the crisis, greenhouse gas emissions, and what it will take to hit the goals set out…
 
On this installment of our series, The Road To COP26 Presented By Octopus Energy, we kickoff our two week special coverage of COP26 in Glasgow with Time Magazine's Justin Worland, senior correspondent covering climate change, about what to expect from this year's critical United Nation's conference on climate change. Justin explains the biggest iss…
 
We're mixing it up for this episode to celebrate our favorite spooky holiday with an exceptional guest that gives us the very real climate-related inspiration behind Mary Shelley's classic Frankenstein. Dr. Michael Wysession, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, talks about his 2018 essay "Frankenstein Me…
 
On this installment of our series, The Road To COP26 Presented By Octopus Energy, Dr. Jane Goodall, the legendary primatologist and anthropologist, joins the show to discuss why she wanted to serve as a COP26 Advocate, how everyone can get involved to fight climate change and the destruction of the natural world, and what she's learned over the cou…
 
How did our ancestors handle catastrophic changes to their climate? Brian Fagan has been researching that very question for decades. As one of the world’s leading archaeological writers and recognized authorities on world prehistory, he has put together several great works on ancient climate change including the New York Times bestseller The Great …
 
This week, Saul Griffith joins the show to talk about his new book Electrify: An Optimists Playbook for Our Clean Energy Future. Saul is the co-founder and Chief Scientist of Rewiring America, a non-profit dedicated to widespread electrification and decarbonization. We discuss how replacing or adding just a handful of products in our homes and our …
 
This week, we look into the future of decarbonizing transportation with two great writers featured in National Geographic's October cover story on the issue. First, Craig Welch talks about his piece “The Future of Driving is here - and it's Electric” that examines the car industry and how quickly the electric vehicle market is developing all around…
 
This week, we take a deep dive into how climate change is exacerbating extreme droughts and accelerating wildfires with bioclimatologist Park Williams. Dr. Williams is an associate professor at UCLA's Department of Geography. His particular expertise in the causes and consequences of drought guides us through a wide-ranging conversation on the tran…
 
On this installment of our series, The Road To COP26 Presented By Octopus Energy, Runa Khan, founder and Executive Director of Friendship International, joins the show to talk about the work her organization has done to help people displaced by the climate crisis, and why more needs to be done by the richest countries in the world at COP26 and beyo…
 
This week, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe joins the show to talk about her new book, Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World. Her book is an incredibly helpful guide for anyone that wants to feel more comfortable talking about climate change, and talking about climate change is one of the most important things we can do.…
 
This week, Ben Franta joins the show to talk about his latest paper, "Weaponizing Economics: Big oil, economic consultants, and climate policy delay”. He explains how fossil fuel companies knew for decades that their product was warming the planet and instead of investing in new energy options, leveraged economic experts to help slow necessary acti…
 
On this installment of our series, The Road To COP26 Presented By Octopus Energy, we talk to Elizabeth Wathuti, the Global South Co-Chair of the COP26 Civil Society and Youth Advisory Council, about advocating for the Global South as one of the world's foremost young leaders in the climate movement. She explains how COP26 can better represent the n…
 
Hurricane Ida was a Category 4 hurricane, first causing massive damage to Louisiana as it made landfall and later flooding New York City and other areas across the eastern half of the United States. At the same time, the Caldor Fire and Dixie Fire are burning across South Lake Tahoe and the Sierras. Why are we experiencing more extreme weather disa…
 
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