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Face the climate crisis head on, but understand that we have the power to solve this. From former UN Chief Christiana Figueres and the team who brought you the Paris Agreement, this podcast about issues and politics will inform you, inspire you and help you realize that this is the most exciting time in history to be alive.

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Face the climate crisis head on, but understand that we have the power to solve this. From former UN Chief Christiana Figueres and the team who brought you the Paris Agreement, this podcast about issues and politics will inform you, inspire you and help you realize that this is the most exciting time in history to be alive.

    45. Corona and Climate (1): Coming Back Stronger with the Teaching of Thich Nhat Hanh

    45. Corona and Climate (1): Coming Back Stronger with the Teaching of Thich Nhat Hanh

    We're doing something new! This is the first episode on a multiple week journey to discover how we can come back from the crisis of COVID-19 better and stronger in our fight against climate change.
    In this episode, we are joined by Sister True Dedication and Brother Phap Dung, senior monastics at Plum Village, a monastery started by well-known Buddhist Teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh. Paul brings us an isolation game, we play for you some clips of our life right now in this strange time, and Christiana schools us on her article published in TIME Magazine this week.
    Visit Plum Village: Plumvillage.org
    ATTN: W.H.O. COVID-19 Safety Guidelines:
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    • 1 hr
    44. Caring in the Times of Corona

    44. Caring in the Times of Corona

    As the news rolls in everyday from COVID-19, we take a pause to reflect on this past week. The sudden change in human behavior, how governments have done massive interventions to protect citizens, the ambition and action of businesses to slow contamination, and lastly, how humans have rediscovered humanity in caring for one another. Christiana brings a list of amazing things happening in the the midst of the pandemic, and Tom shares a bit about how a revelation during his time as a Buddhist Monk could change the world.
    Send us your stories of how you're experiencing this new normal: podcast@globaloptimism.com
    ATTN: W.H.O. COVID-19 Safety Guidelines:
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    • 47 min
    43. Coronavirus and The Climate Crisis + Live #TheFutureWeChoose Q+A!

    43. Coronavirus and The Climate Crisis + Live #TheFutureWeChoose Q+A!

    With everyone grounded because of COVID-19, Tom and Paul dial each other from their homes in the UK to discuss just what Coronavirus is bringing to light about how we respond to a crisis. We manage to get Christiana on the phone for an update from the book tour in Australia, and we play the incredible live Q+A from #TheFutureWeChoose book event in Washington D.C.

    "The Future We Choose" is available wherever you get your books!

    https://globaloptimism.com/the-future-we-choose-book/

    • 55 min
    42. Stella McCartney is Choosing a Fashionable Future

    42. Stella McCartney is Choosing a Fashionable Future

    Christiana skips over to Paris Fashion Week to meet up with Stella McCartney, sustainable fashion designer. Stella's luxury fashion brand has been animal-free since their founding in 2001. She and Christiana sneak 60 journalists into a secret event at the Opera Garnier and discuss the dark reality of fashion's impact on the environment.

    You can officially order "The Future We Choose" wherever books are sold! Here's the link to order your copy now: https://globaloptimism.com/the-future-we-choose-book/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    41. A Live Conversation about "The Future We Choose" with Tom Friedman

    41. A Live Conversation about "The Future We Choose" with Tom Friedman

    This week we're LIVE for a #TheFutureWeChoose conversation with NYT columnist and 3 time Pulitzer Prize winner, Tom Friedman.

    The book is out! You can officially order it now wherever books are sold! Here's the link to order your copy now: https://globaloptimism.com/the-future-we-choose-book/

    This episode was recorded at Politics and Prose, a fantastic bookstore in Washington D.C. https://www.politics-prose.com

    • 41 min
    40. John Kerry is Here and He's Not Messing Around

    40. John Kerry is Here and He's Not Messing Around

    The most consequential event this year in climate is the 2020 U.S. Election. Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gets real with us on why some people should be held criminally liable for not acting on climate science, why he's optimistic about the future, and how climate as a voting issue can beat Donald Trump.

    Pre-order Tom and Christiana's new book, "The Future We Choose" now!

    GlobalOptimism.com

    • 57 min

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A must!

Amazing podcast and always on top of the most recent climate-related news. Listening to high level speakers and experts on a weekly basis is an absolute pleasure.

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