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On 2 Degrees Out West, a podcast of Western Resource Advocates, we examine the story behind some of the most pressing conservation issues facing the West. We talk with issue experts, legislators, researchers, organizers, conservation advocates, and more about what we can do to help protect the West’s land, air, and water – and, yes, to fight the climate crisis and hold global heating to within 2 degrees Celsius. Please join us and subscribe on Stitcher, iTunes, or SoundCloud to stay up to date with our latest episodes.

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On 2 Degrees Out West, a podcast of Western Resource Advocates, we examine the story behind some of the most pressing conservation issues facing the West. We talk with issue experts, legislators, researchers, organizers, conservation advocates, and more about what we can do to help protect the West’s land, air, and water – and, yes, to fight the climate crisis and hold global heating to within 2 degrees Celsius. Please join us and subscribe on Stitcher, iTunes, or SoundCloud to stay up to date with our latest episodes.

    How to Turn Climate Anxiety and Emotions into Action

    How to Turn Climate Anxiety and Emotions into Action

    We are all feeling the impacts of climate change, and experiencing them in a real and emotional sense.

    While the evidence of the impacts of climate change are all around us, are we really allowing ourselves to feel these impacts personally?

    How can we both process this existential issue, and turn those emotions into action?

    How do we avoid feeling panic over the future, and stay motivated to act before it's too late?

    In this episode, we look at how we can productively process our feelings about the climate crisis to avoid paralysis and ensure we reach our goals.

    • 50 min
    2021 Western Legislative Preview

    2021 Western Legislative Preview

    At WRA, we work where decisions are being made – including at state legislative sessions across the West. As legislatures across the West convene for 2021, we sat down with our Government Affairs team for a preview of the issues ahead, in our latest episode of our podcast, 2° Out West:

    • 18 min
    Lessons Learned from 2020 and How WRA is Stepping Up to The Challenges of The Year to Come

    Lessons Learned from 2020 and How WRA is Stepping Up to The Challenges of The Year to Come

    As 2020 draws to a close, we spoke with WRA President Jon Goldin Dubois about how our organization is stepping up to the challenges ahead:

    • 16 min
    What We are Hopeful for Heading into 2021

    What We are Hopeful for Heading into 2021

    We don’t have to tell you that this year has been a tough one. From the global pandemic, worsening drought conditions, and yet another season of catastrophic wildfires that have impacted so many, this year has unquestionably stood apart from the rest. But through all the struggles of 2020, there has also been some important progress made in our work to protect the West’s land air and water.

    That work has us encouraged, and feeling hopeful about what 2021 has in store. So we wanted to share some of that with all of you. We brought together some of our team to talk over Zoom about what they're grateful for in 2020, and what has them feeling hopeful for the year to come.

    • 13 min
    What Megadrought Means for the West

    What Megadrought Means for the West

    As climate change experts warn that our climate will only continue to get hotter if we don’t take decisive action on climate soon, we spoke with some of WRA’s water experts, as well as with ranchers and Navajo tribal water official to understand whatthis drought means for people across the West, and what we can do to protect our rivers in the face of a mega drought.

    • 38 min
    Welcome to our First Ever WRA Book Club!

    Welcome to our First Ever WRA Book Club!

    While we usually cover different policy topics, update you on legislative efforts, or dive into the real world impacts of climate change on this show, we wanted to change things up for this episode.

    Welcome to our first ever WRA book club. In this episode, we’ll discuss what we are reading, watching, or listening to that is serving up food for thought as we continue our work to protect the West’s land, air, and water and address climate change.

    • 43 min

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