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The world is a particularly confusing and daunting place these days: Russian bots, North Korean nukes, trade wars and climate emergencies. To understand it better, Foreign Policy and the Brookings Institution are teaming up for an 8-part podcast series. On each episode, host Jonathan Tepperman and a guest from Brookings discuss one of the world’s most vexing problems and trace its origins. And then, the hard part: Tepperman asks the guest to focus on plausible, actionable ways forward. Jonathan Tepperman, Foreign Policy’s editor in chief, hosts the podcast. The guests are some of the smartest and most experienced analysts around—all scholars from the Brookings Institution, including former government and intelligence officials.
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The world is a particularly confusing and daunting place these days: Russian bots, North Korean nukes, trade wars and climate emergencies. To understand it better, Foreign Policy and the Brookings Institution are teaming up for an 8-part podcast series. On each episode, host Jonathan Tepperman and a guest from Brookings discuss one of the world’s most vexing problems and trace its origins. And then, the hard part: Tepperman asks the guest to focus on plausible, actionable ways forward. Jonathan Tepperman, Foreign Policy’s editor in chief, hosts the podcast. The guests are some of the smartest and most experienced analysts around—all scholars from the Brookings Institution, including former government and intelligence officials.
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    Heat of the Moment: Youth Climate Activists Are Suing Big Oil and Winning

    Heat of the Moment: Youth Climate Activists Are Suing Big Oil and Winning

    We introduce the second season of Heat of the Moment, a podcast that, like And Now The Hard Part, tells stories from the front lines of one of the world's biggest challenges: the climate crisis.
    Youth-led movements across the globe are getting bigger, louder, and more effective. Now, young people are even taking fossil fuel companies to court. In the Netherlands, they’ve just successfully argued and won concessions from Shell, one of the world’s biggest multinational corporations. On today's episode we hear from youth activist Jesse van Schaik on how youth movements are fighting back.
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    • 19 min
    Heat of the Moment: How Debt Relief Can Help Developing Countries Go Green

    Heat of the Moment: How Debt Relief Can Help Developing Countries Go Green

    This year at COP26 in Glasgow, developing countries were clear: wealthier countries need to do more to help finance the world’s movement away from fossil fuels. And their argument is gaining traction: debt is holding countries back from adapting to climate change.
    Leading off this episode of Heat of the Moment, we hear from Mamadou Honadia, one of the lead climate negotiators for Burkina Faso, who shares how his country's response to the climate crisis has been stymied by debt. We then hear from Julie Robinson, Program Director from the Nature Conservancy, on an innovative new debt restructuring program called a Blue Bonds program which will help Belize protect its oceans and reduce CO2 emissions.
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    • 26 min
    Heat of the Moment: The Godmother of Climate Security

    Heat of the Moment: The Godmother of Climate Security

    We introduce the second season of Heat of the Moment, a podcast that, like And Now The Hard Part, tells stories from the front lines of one of the world's biggest challenges: the climate crisis.
    The United States military is one of the largest consumers of fossil fuels in the world. What is less known is that when it comes to the climate crisis, the U.S. military is also a place for innovation and strategic thinking.
    And that’s thanks in no small part to our guest -- Sherri Goodman, who is considered to be the godmother of Climate Security. Goodman is currently a senior fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center and Senior Strategist at the Center for Climate and Security. Previously she served as the first ever U.S. Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Environmental Security. On this episode of Heat of the Moment, she discusses why the U.S. military is helping to solve the climate crisis.
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    • 27 min
    Heat of the Moment: Climate Migrants

    Heat of the Moment: Climate Migrants

    We introduce the second season of Heat of the Moment, a podcast that, like And Now The Hard Part, tells stories from the front lines of one of the world's biggest challenges: the climate crisis.
    We are in the midst of one of the greatest moments of human migration in recent history. Wars and unrest in the Middle East, political tensions in Latin America, and ethnic clashes in places like Myanmar have caused millions of people to flee their homes looking for safety and security for themselves and their families. But there’s also another set of migrants: those who are fleeing because they’ve determined their homes are no longer safe from the massive forces of climate change.
    On this episode of Heat of the Moment, how one woman and her family made the difficult decision to move. We hear from Jamie Beck Alexander who has spent her career helping others deal with the effects of climate change, only to realize that she needed to change her own living situation.
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    • 20 min
    Heat of the Moment: From Oil Worker to Climate Activist

    Heat of the Moment: From Oil Worker to Climate Activist

    We introduce the second season of Heat of the Moment, a podcast that, like And Now The Hard Part, tells stories from the front lines of one of the world's biggest challenges: the climate crisis.
    On this episode of Heat of the Moment, we meet former oil worker Allen Hubbard. Hubbard spent most of his professional career as a geologist working on oil rigs in Louisiana trying to calculate the best spots to drill. Since leaving the industry Hubbard began learning more about the climate crisis from people like Al Gore and decided he needed to do a complete 180. Now in his 80s, Hubbard has made it his duty to speak out and try to motivate people to curb their consumption of fossil fuels.
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    • 21 min
    Heat of the Moment: A Just Transition

    Heat of the Moment: A Just Transition

    We introduce the second season of Heat of the Moment, a podcast that, like And Now The Hard Part, tells stories from the front lines of one of the world's biggest challenges: the climate crisis.
    Moving away from coal is a top priority in the fight against climate change. But how should local economies, who depend on coal, ensure that workers and their communities are protected? On this episode of Heat of the Moment, we hear first from Shannon Anderson, Staff Attorney at the Powder River Basin Resource Council. She's lived in Powder River Basin coal country for most of her life and has seen it go from boomtown to bust. We then hear from Tasneem Essop, the Executive Director of the Climate Action Network. She shares her experience promoting a just transition away from fossil fuels.
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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100 Ratings

100 Ratings

1_no_name ,

Pease more.

Not only more episodes, but hour to two hour long episodes would be fantastic.

Morjolee ,

The most important podcast for foreign policy

What happened guys?! Come back! This is the podcast I feel like I’d been waiting on. Honestly it deserves a Pulitzer for multiple episodes.

USN, retired ,

Fail

Only thing worth a star is the attempt
And I listened to every episode – a few interesting points and discussions, but not much else to say for it.

Like so many Leftover Libtard Launches, it gets aborted. Just like millions of of human lives before they’re even born.

Just like over 150,000,000 lives lost to leftist party politics since Karl Marx polluted the world studies of human culture philosophy rights freedom religion — devolved into tyranny communism socialist corruption inefficiency poverty starvation oppression hatred racism …

Leftism fails again…

At least your “ I Spy “ series is not a total loss. …

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