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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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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…
 
Greetings Podcast listeners…I’m your host, Teri Yuan. You’ve probably been wondering why the podcast has been on pause for the past several months. Well, rather unexpectedly, I had to deal with some personal stuff and more importantly, members of the Engendered Collective rallied to organize and plan the first International Coercive Control Confere…
 
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…
 
Cliff Villa, a Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law, shares wisdom gathered from his extensive experience, including 22 years as an attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. His clear stories and compassionate advice illuminates a variety of ways we can improve our communities and ourselves.…
 
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…
 
This week, we talk to Dr. Richard Thaler about the new edition of his book, Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, and what we can learn from behavioral economics that better helps us understand solutions to the climate crisis. Dr. Thaler is the 2017 recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contrib…
 
On this installment of our series, The Road To COP26 Presented By Octopus Energy, we talk to the World Health Organization's Director of Public Health and Environment Dr. Maria Neira about the 7 million premature deaths caused by air pollution every year and what international leaders can do to adequately address the issue at COP26. Dr. Neira has b…
 
On this installment of our series, The Road To COP26 Presented By Octopus Energy, we talk to the Hon James Shaw, New Zealand's Minister for Climate Change, Associate Minister for the Environment (Biodiversity), MP, and Co-Leader of the Green Party. We discuss what he learned from New Zealand's pandemic response and how that should inform global dis…
 
Dr. Sylvia Earle is the perfect guest for a deep dive into a very important conversation: ocean exploration and conservation. As a National Geographic Explorer At Large, Dr. Earle is an internationally renowned oceanographer and author of the forthcoming book National Geographic Ocean: A Global Odyssey, Dubbed TIME Magazine’s first ‘Hero of the Pla…
 
On this installment of our series, The Road To COP26 Presented By Octopus Energy, we talk about the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) release of part of a major report on the current state of the climate crisis, AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis. Hundreds of climate scientists were tasked with providing a p…
 
Extreme weather events have devastated communities across the globe in 2021. Wildfires, floods, and heatwaves have been made worse by human-caused climate change, just as climate scientists have warned us about for decades. This week, we talk to Dr. Andrew Dessler, one of those climate scientists who has been heeding those warnings and communicatin…
 
Washington Governor Jay Inslee made a big splash on the national stage centering his 2020 Democratic Presidential campaign on the climate crisis. Now, after his home state of Washington and much of the Pacific Northwest was devastated by a heatwave that was the deadliest weather-related disaster that area has ever experienced, he is continuing his …
 
David Wallace-Wells is no stranger to contemplating the most disruptive and devastating outcomes of the climate crisis. His pivotal 2019 book, The Uninhabitable Earth, and 2017 article of the same name detailed some of the worst disasters that awaited humanity if action on climate was further delayed. Still, in 2021, even he's surprised by what he'…
 
This is Part 2 of our two-part series covering the 1970s oil crises in America. You can listen to Part 1 with Jay Hakes here. Professor Meg Jacobs joins the show to discuss her fantastic book Panic At The Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s. We discuss the rise of young Conservatives in the 70s and how t…
 
This is Part 1 of our two-part series covering the 1970s oil crises in America. The conversations in this series help us understand how the oil crises in the 1970s reshaped American politics and our ability to combat the climate crisis for the next 50 years. Jay Hakes joins the show to discuss his book Energy Crises: Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Hard C…
 
This episode kicks off The Climate Pod's "Road To COP26", our months-long series of conversations with world leaders about the importance of the United Nations' COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, and what must be accomplished in order to successfully combat the climate crisis happening around the globe. The United Kingdom's Shadow Secretary of State for J…
 
With a bipartisan agreement reportedly in place on a smaller Senate infrastructure package, President Biden has signaled he will not sign the bill without additional legislation to address climate change. Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) joins to talk about why the clean electricity standard is essential to good climate policy and action on the crisis, how i…
 
Malcolm Turnbull, the 29th Prime Minister of Australia, joins the show this week to discuss the growing threat of misinformation to liberal democracy, the role Rupert Murdoch and News Corp are playing to exacerbate the problem, the obstacles to international cooperation on reducing emissions, the responsibility and needed role of the United States …
 
Dallas Goldtooth and Jane Kleeb have been fighting pipelines for years. Like so many others, opposing the Keystone XL pipeline has been a remarkable experience in their political and personal lives and part of an ongoing fight to bring about greater racial, economic, and environmental justice. As news last week confirmed TC Energy was finished with…
 
This week, Tim Jackson joins the podcast to discuss his new book, Post Growth: Life after Capitalism. He discusses how we reshape our economy to be in better balance with our natural world, prioritize our well-being, and truly value the aspects of our society that create real prosperity - and how we got so far off-track. Tim Jackson is the Director…
 
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