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AmpliFIRE: raising voices against rising temperatures is a podcast that aims to equip listeners to accelerate climate action by providing accessible information; amplifying diverse voices; and highlighting the intersections of environmental issues.

AmpliFIRE: Raising Voices Against Rising Temperatures Emory Climate Talks

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AmpliFIRE: raising voices against rising temperatures is a podcast that aims to equip listeners to accelerate climate action by providing accessible information; amplifying diverse voices; and highlighting the intersections of environmental issues.

    First, Do No Harm: The Role of Health Care in Climate Action

    First, Do No Harm: The Role of Health Care in Climate Action

    “First, do no harm.”

    These words are part of the oath taken by doctors, as they pledge to avoid intentionally harming another person. But as the climate change crisis grows more urgent and the contribution of healthcare systems to the problem becomes clearer, this oath raises questions.

    In this episode, Lauren Balotin and Meg Withers discuss the role of healthcare in climate action and sustainability. The episode features interviews with Dr. Shanda Demorest, the Associate Director of Climate Engagement and Education at Health Care Without Harm, and Dr. Adam Klein, Professor in Emory University’s School of Medicine. Dr. Demorest and Dr. Klein discuss how they discovered their passions for sustainability as healthcare providers, what barriers healthcare organizations face in climate action, and how healthcare systems can strengthen climate commitments.

    Additional resources:

    Health Care Without Harm’s climate programming (https://healthcareclimateaction.org, including the Physician Network (https://noharm-uscanada.org/physiciannetwork) and the Nurses Climate Challenge (https://us.nursesclimatechallenge.org)
    Practice Greenhealth (https://practicegreenhealth.org)
    Medical Students for a Sustainable Future (https://ms4sf.org)
    Sustainability Roadmap for Hospitals (http://www.sustainabilityroadmap.org/strategies/index.shtml#.Y0x2yC2B3UK)
    Emory University’s 2019 emissions report (http://sustainability.emory.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/2019-GHG-Executive-Summary_finaldraft-1.pdf)

    Credits: Music by Coma-Media on Pixabay

    • 34 min
    Enrolled in Coal: University Divestment from Fossil Fuels (pt. 1)

    Enrolled in Coal: University Divestment from Fossil Fuels (pt. 1)

    You may have heard recent news about a growing list of American universities that are deciding to remove their investments in fossil fuel companies. This was no self-motivated act: students across the US have been charging for divestment for over a decade. In fact, a year ago students from several schools combined efforts to launch legal complaints against their universities for their financial entanglement with the fossil fuel industry. So how did we get here, and what work is left to do within higher education beyond divestment? Join Emory alumni Halle Bradshaw (‘18C, ‘19G) and Tyler Stern (‘16C) as they learn more about student divestment campaigns, their new legal strategy, and a wrinkle in investment practices that leads them back to their alma mater.

    Interviews with Jade Woods, Alex Mardquat, and Peter Scott

    Learn more about Climate Defense Project at https://climatedefenseproject.org

    • 22 min
    Carbon Capture

    Carbon Capture

    In this week’s student-produced episode, Leah Hartung, Jackson Pentz, and Ellie Sulser discuss the state of the green energy transition in the United States. They explore the move from coal to solar power and interview a variety of experts making an impact in the field of renewable energy.

    • 26 min
    Perspectives on Climate Change by International Students

    Perspectives on Climate Change by International Students

    At universities, we have the opportunity to live and learn alongside students from other communities, countries, and cultures. We have the opportunity to hear how students from different backgrounds view climate change and climate activism.

    In this episode, we hear from international students at Emory. They discuss how topics such as climate change impacted them before coming to Emory, what their classes taught (or did not teach) about climate change, and how their perspectives on climate activism have changed over time.

    • 33 min
    From Glasgow to Georgia: Climate Action and Sustainable Land Use

    From Glasgow to Georgia: Climate Action and Sustainable Land Use

    From Glasgow to Georgia: Climate Action and Sustainable Land Use by Emory Climate Talks

    • 30 min
    Turning the Page: How Universities Can Steward Climate Action After COP26

    Turning the Page: How Universities Can Steward Climate Action After COP26

    For our final episode of Season 3, we sit down with Kumi Naidoo, Colin Spurway, and Mae Bowen for a roundtable discussion about COP26. We recap the events from Glasgow, the importance of equitable representation at international negotiations and the role that institutions of higher education can play in addressing the climate crisis.

    Featured Guests:

    Kumi Naidoo - Kumi has served as International Executive Director of Greenpeace International (from 2009 to 2016) and Secretary General of Amnesty International (from 2018 to 2020). Kumi is currently a Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy, on the Global Leadership Council for Sanitation and Water for All, and Honorary Professor of Practice at Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. Currently, Kumi serves as Global Ambassador to Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity.

    Colin Spurway - Colin is the North Africa Country Director of the BBC’s international development charity - BBC Media Action. His Tunis-based team implements a portfolio of media-development and media-for-development projects across North Africa in the spheres of governance, health, and resilience. Their El Kul social media platform for young Libyans, for example, aims to contribute to social cohesion and currently has over a million followers on Facebook. Colin has an M.A. in International Relations from St. Andrews University and was a Bobby Jones Scholar at Emory 1996-97.

    Mae Bowen - Mae is an attorney practicing environmental law in Washington, DC. She was part of Emory’s first COP delegation, attending the Paris talks in 2015, serving as a student teacher for the accompanying course Paris is an Explanation, and co-founding the Emory Climate Organization. In 2016, she traveled to the talks in Marrakech as an alumni delegate, developed a fundraising campaign for the delegation, and founded the Emory Alumni Environmental Network, which she continues to lead today. Mae holds a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and Political Science from Emory University, and a JD from New York University School of Law. All views expressed in the episode are her own and not reflective of her employer.

    • 34 min

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