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Essential climate info for everyone- in under 10 minutes. Join Robin Hess in this uniquely youth-directed podcast for short, informative episodes on climate change and what you can do about it. Visit us at climatefocusedfuture.org.

Climate Focused Futur‪e‬ Robin Hess

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Essential climate info for everyone- in under 10 minutes. Join Robin Hess in this uniquely youth-directed podcast for short, informative episodes on climate change and what you can do about it. Visit us at climatefocusedfuture.org.

    Environmental Justice pt1

    Environmental Justice pt1

    Environmental justice: an essential, often overlooked, aspect of the climate change movement. Welcome to your Guide to Environmental Justice, a three-part series aimed to introduce environmental justice, uplift voices advocating environmental justice, and what you can do to get involved. This first episode explores what the movement is, examples of environmental injustices, and legislation aimed at addressing it. 



    Check out our website climatefocusedfuture.org.



    Resources

    https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice

    https://www.booker.senate.gov/news/press/booker-reintroduces-sweeping-environmental-justice-bill

    https://www.naacp.org/climate-justice-resources/resource-organizations/

    https://students4sc.org/2020/07/02/pandemic-pollution-and-prejudice-covids-impact-on-environmental-justice/

    • 3 min
    Amazon.com and the Environment

    Amazon.com and the Environment

    Amazon is a huge contributor to climate change. COVID-19 has only increased it's power and reach as a corporation. Is Amazon taking steps to mitigate their carbon emissions? What is 'Amazon Employees for Climate Justice' and how did they influence Amazon's new environmental policy? What can you do about this? Listen to this episode to find out. And, stick around until the end to hear about Jeff Bezos' new role as Amazon's Executive Chair.



    Resources:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-49757660

    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-50953719

    climatefocusedfuture.org

    • 5 min
    Biden's Climate Plans

    Biden's Climate Plans

    What will the Biden administration do to mitigate climate change? Explore the basics of Joe Biden's climate plans in this Climate Focused Future episode.

     Visit us at climatefocusedfuture.org



    Resources

    https://joebiden.com/climate-plan/

    • 4 min
    Is Your City Sinking?

    Is Your City Sinking?

    Climate panic: underwater cities. With increasing sea level rise, scientists are discovering that some of the United States' major cities will be swimming in under 60 years. In this episode, Robin explores the future fates of coastal Florida, New York City, and Washington, DC. 

    Timestamps: Florida (0:43), New York City (2:00), Washington, DC (2:50)

    Check out our website at climatefocusedfuture.org

    Resources:

    https://www.pnas.org/content/116/23/11195

    https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/1073/Analyses/h1073a.ANRS.PDF

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/01/28/when-will-my-apartment-be-underwater

    dcist.com/story/19/09/17/climate-change-is-making-d-c-weather-warmer-wetter-and-wilder/

    https://doee.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/ddoe/publication/attachments/150828_AREA_Research_Report_Small.pdf

    • 5 min
    Climate Anxiety

    Climate Anxiety

    Climate change is scary. Today's climate action will determine the Earth's future, and we're probably not doing enough. Climate anxiety- being scared or nervous about our planet- is a totally normal reaction. These are my personal tips for dealing with climate anxiety! 

    You can reach out to me through email at robin@climatefocusedfuture or on instagram @ robinhesssss. Check out our website climatefocusedfuture.org!

    • 3 min
    Students for International Divestment Day w/ Hannah Reynolds

    Students for International Divestment Day w/ Hannah Reynolds

    October 24th is Students for International Divestment Day! This week, I talk with Hannah Reynolds, a Princeton junior, about accountability and the divestment movement. You can get involved with this event on Facebook or Instagram.

    Contact me at robin@climatefocusedfuture.org or through my website climatefocusedfuture.org!

    • 6 min

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