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In the next decade, the scale and scope of environmental change will test our ingenuity and strength. The fight for a livable planet is one that we must win. Each week we will meet people who can help us navigate this dynamic world and get us on a path to health. Hosted by Jared Blumenfeld, Podship Earth is a call to action.

Jared Blumenfeld was the regional administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency from 2009-2016 (appointed by President Obama). He also served as the Director of the San Francisco Department of the Environment, chaired the first United Nations World Environment Day held in the US, and founded the Business Council on Climate Change and Green Cities California. He worked for non-profits including the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) where he helped protect millions of acres for wildlife and held corporations accountable. He thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. He is a trusted source for environmental stories and appears frequently in the New York Times, BBC, Economist, Los Angeles Times, NPR and other media outlets. 

PODSHIP EARTH Jared Blumenfeld

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In the next decade, the scale and scope of environmental change will test our ingenuity and strength. The fight for a livable planet is one that we must win. Each week we will meet people who can help us navigate this dynamic world and get us on a path to health. Hosted by Jared Blumenfeld, Podship Earth is a call to action.

Jared Blumenfeld was the regional administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency from 2009-2016 (appointed by President Obama). He also served as the Director of the San Francisco Department of the Environment, chaired the first United Nations World Environment Day held in the US, and founded the Business Council on Climate Change and Green Cities California. He worked for non-profits including the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) where he helped protect millions of acres for wildlife and held corporations accountable. He thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. He is a trusted source for environmental stories and appears frequently in the New York Times, BBC, Economist, Los Angeles Times, NPR and other media outlets. 

    Helaine

    Helaine

    Our mothers made us. Our mothers shaped us.  I talk with my mother Helaine Blumenfeld about her passion for life and creativity. By the age of 22, Helaine had received her PhD in politics from Columbia. Then, everything changed when she discovered the language of sculpture. Early in her career she decided to divide her time between being a mom when at home and being a sculptor when in Pietrasanta, Italy (where she still works). In 2011, Helaine received the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth. We talk about spirituality, art, nature and her childhood in Queens.

    • 32 min
    Crop Circle

    Crop Circle

    Satellite data is now giving us real time data on which crops are being planted, which crops might fail because of climate impacts like drought or disease, and how many acres of rainforest are being cut down for grazing land. Using this information we can better prepare for famines, reduce price volatility and work out how to feed a planet of 9 billion people by 2050. I talk with Dr Inbal Becker-Reshef, the Director of NASA’s food security and agriculture program about how we can build a more integrated global food system.

    • 31 min
    Willie L. Brown Jr.

    Willie L. Brown Jr.

    Willie L. Brown Jr., is a legend. He is California’s longest serving speaker and was San Francisco’s first African American mayor. Since hiring me 19 years ago, he’s been a friend and mentor. This week we talk food, movies, fitness, politics, re-gifting, legacy and why it always helps to be sharply dressed! Talking with Willie Brown always leaves me with a sense of vitality, vigor, and a love of life!

    • 29 min
    Good COP / Bad COP

    Good COP / Bad COP

    At the end of a long week in Madrid, at the 25th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP), it’s hard to work out what the official negotiations accomplished. What’s clear is that between youth protesters, state governments, NGOs and forward thinking businesses, a great deal of climate action is taking place outside the UN framework. The path forward is likely to be more local action, with an international focus on sectors like cement and steel that can reduce their climate footprint. Durwood Zaelke, Haizea Ruiz Hueso, Eric Nordman, and Romina Picolotti explain how.

    • 31 min
    King Tides

    King Tides

    The sea level is rising and we need to get ready! From Venice to the Florida Keys, to Pacifica  - coastal communities are waking up to the realities of significant climate related impacts.  California Coastal Commissioner Sara Aminzadeh and I meet up with community organizers Jennifer Kalt, from Humboldt Bay Keeper, and Violet Saena, from Acterra.org who is working with residents in East Palo Alto to listen, learn and plan for sea level inundation. We then talk with Susanne Moser about how to remain hopeful as the tide gets higher.

    • 37 min
    Beach Walk

    Beach Walk

    Heather Bolint and Bryan Galvin were so frustrated by the plastic on Florida’s coastline that they decided to be the first people to walk around the entire state - all while picking up trash and bringing attention to the issue. They ended their walk by dumping 3,000 pounds of trash on the steps of the Florida State Capitol.  I catch up with Heather and Bryan to find out about walking in sand, the most annoying types of trash, and what sea-level rise looks like.

    • 29 min

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