1 hr 7 min

EMILY ATKIN: The best case ever for climate rage‪!‬ Wild with Sarah Wilson

    • Society & Culture

Emily Atkin is America's foremost climate journalist and founder of the Heated newsletter, awarded Best Environmental Journalism of 2020.. I remember first coming across Emily on Twitter when she posted about fossil fuel media campaigns. Her Tweet targeted Twitter. The then Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren subsequently retweeted Emily's tweet, tagging Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey …who then changed Twitter's policy around fossil fuel advertising. It was all just a bit meta. And super powerful. Emily and I then connected two years ago when she asked to repost a blog essay I'd written about Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's horrendous handling of the Summer bushfires which killed more than 3 billion animals and 37 people. It was a story of corruption, lies, ignorance and fossil fuel industry interests. The headline was Why we must rage at Prime Minister Sco Mo. Emily ran with a slightly different, but telling headline: Think American politics are bad? Wait 'til you hear about Australia. The wild idea I discuss with Emily in this episode is that the climate crisis didn't just happen to us, it was done to us. And it was done to us by the fossil fuel industry. And so the most appropriate reaction is rage. The fossil fuel industry likes to distract us from this with campaigns that get us counting our carbon footprint and blaming ourselves. I have to say, until this chat with Emily I had been somewhat sucked in. This is a super timely chat, landing right on the two-year anniversary of the bushfires. I have reposted my original essay to my latest substack newsletter if you want to check it out subscribe to my Substack newsletter https://sarahwilson.substack.com/And for more from Emily, check out her HEATED substack here: https://heated.world/ 
Follow Wild with Sarah Wilson: https://podfollow.com/1548626341 
Find out more about Sarah Wilson: www.sarahwilson.com
Get your copy of Sarah Wilson's book This One Wild and Precious Life: A hopeful path forward in a fractured world here https://amzn.to/3vs3tf2 
Connect on Instagram: www.instagram.com/_sarahwilson_
Sign up to my Substack Newsletter for more thoughts and more on Wild: https://sarahwilson.substack.com/ 
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Emily Atkin is America's foremost climate journalist and founder of the Heated newsletter, awarded Best Environmental Journalism of 2020.. I remember first coming across Emily on Twitter when she posted about fossil fuel media campaigns. Her Tweet targeted Twitter. The then Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren subsequently retweeted Emily's tweet, tagging Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey …who then changed Twitter's policy around fossil fuel advertising. It was all just a bit meta. And super powerful. Emily and I then connected two years ago when she asked to repost a blog essay I'd written about Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's horrendous handling of the Summer bushfires which killed more than 3 billion animals and 37 people. It was a story of corruption, lies, ignorance and fossil fuel industry interests. The headline was Why we must rage at Prime Minister Sco Mo. Emily ran with a slightly different, but telling headline: Think American politics are bad? Wait 'til you hear about Australia. The wild idea I discuss with Emily in this episode is that the climate crisis didn't just happen to us, it was done to us. And it was done to us by the fossil fuel industry. And so the most appropriate reaction is rage. The fossil fuel industry likes to distract us from this with campaigns that get us counting our carbon footprint and blaming ourselves. I have to say, until this chat with Emily I had been somewhat sucked in. This is a super timely chat, landing right on the two-year anniversary of the bushfires. I have reposted my original essay to my latest substack newsletter if you want to check it out subscribe to my Substack newsletter https://sarahwilson.substack.com/And for more from Emily, check out her HEATED substack here: https://heated.world/ 
Follow Wild with Sarah Wilson: https://podfollow.com/1548626341 
Find out more about Sarah Wilson: www.sarahwilson.com
Get your copy of Sarah Wilson's book This One Wild and Precious Life: A hopeful path forward in a fractured world here https://amzn.to/3vs3tf2 
Connect on Instagram: www.instagram.com/_sarahwilson_
Sign up to my Substack Newsletter for more thoughts and more on Wild: https://sarahwilson.substack.com/ 
See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1 hr 7 min

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