1 hr 14 min

BEST OF THE BEST: Air Pollution: The Low Hanging Fruit of Our Hellish Future Important, Not Important

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Cast your mind back to Episode 79, when Quinn & Brian discussed: Optimism in the air (can it be?).
Our guest is: Beth Gardiner, an environmental journalist and the author of Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution. The Guardian writes, “You couldn't ask for a better guide for ... concerned citizens,” which pretty much sums up our audience.
We’re replaying this fan favorite during this crisis for two timely reasons: 1) breathing in pollution creates underlying conditions that dramatically elevate the risk of complication from diseases like COVID-19 and, CONVENIENTLY, 2) Trump just rolled back Obama’s vehicle tailpipe rules. 
This change should amount to “as much as 923 million more metric tons of carbon dioxide being emitted,” according to The Washington Post, which they report “is equivalent to the emissions from running 237 coal power plants for a year.” 
SO ANYWAYS. This is one place where we can actually make a difference in reversing the climate crisis, so Gardiner’s tips for citizens who want to affect change are critically important right now.
Have feedback or questions? Tweet us, or send a message to questions@importantnotimportant.com
New here? Get started with our fan favorite episodes at podcast.importantnotimportant.com.
INI Book Club: 
“Field Notes from a Catastrophe” by Elizabeth Kolberthttps://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3R5XF4WMZE0TV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_2Gr8Ab6RS5WF3INI Book Club: https://bookshop.org/lists/important-not-important-book-club
Links:
Twitter: twitter.com/Gardiner_Bethwww.bethgardiner.comRead: Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air PollutionRead: “Trump administration rolls back rules on mileage standards, dealing a blow to Obama-era climate policy”
Connect with us:
Subscribe to our newsletter at newsletter.importantnotimportant.comFollow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ImportantNotImpFollow Quinn: twitter.com/quinnemmettFollow Brian: twitter.com/beansaightLike and share us on Facebook:...

Cast your mind back to Episode 79, when Quinn & Brian discussed: Optimism in the air (can it be?).
Our guest is: Beth Gardiner, an environmental journalist and the author of Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution. The Guardian writes, “You couldn't ask for a better guide for ... concerned citizens,” which pretty much sums up our audience.
We’re replaying this fan favorite during this crisis for two timely reasons: 1) breathing in pollution creates underlying conditions that dramatically elevate the risk of complication from diseases like COVID-19 and, CONVENIENTLY, 2) Trump just rolled back Obama’s vehicle tailpipe rules. 
This change should amount to “as much as 923 million more metric tons of carbon dioxide being emitted,” according to The Washington Post, which they report “is equivalent to the emissions from running 237 coal power plants for a year.” 
SO ANYWAYS. This is one place where we can actually make a difference in reversing the climate crisis, so Gardiner’s tips for citizens who want to affect change are critically important right now.
Have feedback or questions? Tweet us, or send a message to questions@importantnotimportant.com
New here? Get started with our fan favorite episodes at podcast.importantnotimportant.com.
INI Book Club: 
“Field Notes from a Catastrophe” by Elizabeth Kolberthttps://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3R5XF4WMZE0TV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_2Gr8Ab6RS5WF3INI Book Club: https://bookshop.org/lists/important-not-important-book-club
Links:
Twitter: twitter.com/Gardiner_Bethwww.bethgardiner.comRead: Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air PollutionRead: “Trump administration rolls back rules on mileage standards, dealing a blow to Obama-era climate policy”
Connect with us:
Subscribe to our newsletter at newsletter.importantnotimportant.comFollow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ImportantNotImpFollow Quinn: twitter.com/quinnemmettFollow Brian: twitter.com/beansaightLike and share us on Facebook:...

1 hr 14 min

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