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We’re living through a climate emergency; addressing this crisis begins by talking about it. Host Greg Dalton brings you empowering conversations that connect all aspects of the challenge — the scary and the exciting, the individual and the systemic. Join us.

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We’re living through a climate emergency; addressing this crisis begins by talking about it. Host Greg Dalton brings you empowering conversations that connect all aspects of the challenge — the scary and the exciting, the individual and the systemic. Join us.

    Russ Feingold on Biodiversity, Climate and The Courts

    Russ Feingold on Biodiversity, Climate and The Courts

    Russ Feingold became a household name co-authoring the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, more commonly known as McCain-Feingold. It’s the only major piece of campaign finance reform legislation passed into law in decades. Today he is using his experience navigating the levers of power to tackle alarming biodiversity loss and the worsening climate crisis. Feingold believes, “The threats posed to people from the destruction of nature are just as serious as those posed by climate change.” 
    Guests: 
    Russ Feingold, President of the American Constitution Society, former Senator from Wisconsin
    Jean Su, Energy Justice Director and Senior Attorney, Center for Biological Diversity
    Dan Farber, Professor of Law, Faculty Director, Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment, University of California, Berkeley
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    • 55 min
    Big Money: Investment Managers Driving Corporate Action

    Big Money: Investment Managers Driving Corporate Action

    More than half of Americans are invested in the stock market, either directly or through their retirement funds, but individual investors rarely think about how their money is actually being put to use. And even if they decide to take a stand and divest from fossil fuels, that may not translate into a single molecule less carbon being released into the atmosphere. On the other hand, large institutional investors - like those that manage individuals’ retirement funds - can wield huge influence over the companies in their portfolios. So how are asset managers accounting for climate risk? And how can they drive corporate leaders to be more accountable for their emissions today, and cut emissions tomorrow? 
    This episode was supported in part by The ClimateWorks Foundation.
    Guests:
    Cynthia McHale, Senior Director, Ceres
    Dylan Tanner, Executive Director, Influence Map
    Shane Khan, Head of Research, JUST Capital
    Yasmin Dahya Bilger, Head of ETFs, Engine No. 1
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    • 56 min
    Dismantling White Supremacy to Address the Climate Crisis

    Dismantling White Supremacy to Address the Climate Crisis

    A fundamental injustice of the climate crisis is that those who have contributed to it least are already bearing the brunt of the impacts, and that will continue as global temperatures rise. Like many other environmental and societal challenges, we can’t make real progress if certain groups are left behind. How might a new model for working together to solve interconnected crises, by tracing the origins of ecofeminism, environmental justice and other movements that center the voices and experiences of Black, Indigenous and people of color, work?
    Guests:
    Leah Thomas, author, Founder, The Intersectional Environmentalist 
    Hop Hopkins, director of organizational transformation, The Sierra Club
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    • 55 min
    Climate & Democracy with Jamie Raskin, Heather McGhee, Rebecca Willis

    Climate & Democracy with Jamie Raskin, Heather McGhee, Rebecca Willis

    Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) took the national spotlight as the lead manager for the second impeachment trial of the former president. As a member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, he has grilled fossil fuel executives on the industry’s long history of intentionally misleading the public. And as a constitutional law professor, he has offered deep insight into the connections between an informed citizenry and a robust democracy. At a time when many Americans doubt Congress’s ability to get anything done, what are the government’s strongest levers for climate action? And what are the connections between climate and democracy?
    This story is part of ‘Climate & Democracy,’ a series from the global journalism collaboration Covering Climate Now.
    Guests:
    Jamie Raskin, U.S. Representative, Maryland’s 8th Congressional District 
    Heather McGhee, Board Chair, Color of Change; author, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
    Rebecca Willis, Professor, Lancaster University; author, Too Hot to Handle? The Democratic Challenge of Climate Change
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    Breaking Down Climate Misinformation with Amy Westervelt and John Cook

    Breaking Down Climate Misinformation with Amy Westervelt and John Cook

    Fossil fuel companies and others have spent decades casting doubt on climate science to allow them to continue to profit. As documented by climate communication expert John Cook and others, these strategies have taken many forms: deny, dismiss, delay, deflect; and they have evolved over time. They’ve also included a concerted effort to recast political speech, banned and regulated in some contexts, as protected free speech, giving corporations more leeway in broadcasting their messages. 
    In a special collaboration with Amy Westervelt of Drilled, we trace the origins of this free speech argument and break down the tactics used to spread misinformation. 
    Guests:
    Amy Westervelt, journalist, Founder and Executive Producer, Drilled, Critical Frequency Podcast Network
    John Cook, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Climate Change Communication Research Hub, Monash University
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    Can We Get Clean Energy Without Dirty Mines?

    Can We Get Clean Energy Without Dirty Mines?

    Global sales of electric vehicles more than doubled in 2021. Projections for this year are for another huge gain as more automakers introduce more models with increasing range. This is all good news for transitioning to a clean energy economy. But sourcing the materials needed for clean energy might not be so clean. Mining is the leading industrial polluter in the U.S., but the climate crisis demands a transition to technologies that require raw materials to be extracted. How can the world get the minerals it needs to mitigate the climate crisis without creating other ecological disasters in the process? 
    Guests:
    Morgan Bazilian, Director, Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines
    Payal Sampat, Mining Program Director, Earthworks
    Maureen Penjueli, Coordinator, Pacific Network on Globalisation
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    • 59 min

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