36 episodes

Welcome to Cooler Earth, a podcast where we talk with those seeking solutions to the climate crisis. These are the people , leading the movement to keep this planet a livable one. And they’re doing so in ways that ensure equity and justice for all people, specifically those who have been at the frontlines of this crisis. 
Each and every day, massive amounts of work and dedication are bringing us closer to addressing climate change on the scale it requires. This series brings you the wonderful stories of people doing the work on the ground in the hopes that it inspires, informs, and mobilizes you to become a solution-seeker yourself.

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Welcome to Cooler Earth, a podcast where we talk with those seeking solutions to the climate crisis. These are the people , leading the movement to keep this planet a livable one. And they’re doing so in ways that ensure equity and justice for all people, specifically those who have been at the frontlines of this crisis. 
Each and every day, massive amounts of work and dedication are bringing us closer to addressing climate change on the scale it requires. This series brings you the wonderful stories of people doing the work on the ground in the hopes that it inspires, informs, and mobilizes you to become a solution-seeker yourself.

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    "A world in which no one is disposable"

    "A world in which no one is disposable"

    The youth climate and environmental justice movement has entirely reshaped the landscape of climate policy and change-making. Young leaders from around the world have been central in not just leading mass mobilizations to demand action on climate and racial justice, but also in redirecting the public narratives and perceptions of the climate crisis and our roles in solving them.
    Gabriela Rodriguez and John Paul Mejia are the co-hosts of House On Fire, a youth-led podcast powered by the CLEO institute. They are both Latinx activists, educators, and leaders for change in their community; we talked about all things climate activism, radical imagination for a better future, and our shared Colombian heritage.

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    • 58 min
    "No economy functions well when people are dying"

    "No economy functions well when people are dying"

    Insights into human psychology have provided the climate movement with a wealth of information about how different demographics interpret, process, and behave in regards to messaging and communication strategies. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Mathew Goldberg about his work at Yale’s Program on Climate Change Communication, his research on message persuasion and fossil fuel money in politics; and his insight into how we can better integrate knowledge of human psychology to strengthen support for climate action.
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    • 54 min
    “This is not a science problem anymore, it’s an everything problem”

    “This is not a science problem anymore, it’s an everything problem”

    Genevieve Guenther is a former Shakespeare and renaissance literature scholar, who is now using her extensive knowledge of language and the power of communication to provide tools to strengthen how we talk about the climate crisis. In 2018, she founded End Climate Silence, an organization dedicated to push the media to connect news stories about extreme weather and climate impacts directly to the climate crisis and its causes. For too long, the coverage has been silent about climate science, especially when it comes to already reported stories that are undoubtedly connected to climate.
    In this episode of the podcast, we talk with Genevieve about what drove her to become active in the climate space, using literature to inform stronger climate communications, and why we need to hold the media accountable when it comes to this crisis, the greatest challenge of our time.


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    "If you're not centering justice, you’re not going to solve the problem"

    "If you're not centering justice, you’re not going to solve the problem"

    Surviving the climate crisis will require collective action on a grand scale; but this action must be led by the communities facing firsthand the impacts of climate change. It is these voices from the frontlines who are most valuable to the movement, and community leaders who are best positioned to make a change and have lasting impact in correcting for overlapping justice issues and lead us to a planet that is not only livable, but just.
    Mayra Cruz works to build and foster leadership on climate change and climate resiliency in Miami. As the Climate Resilience Program Coordinator for Catalyst Miami, Mayra works with communities to solidify leadership and advocacy skills in order to advance justice and equity in the county. In this week’s episode, we talk with her about building resiliency from the local level, and creating a strong civil society that is equipped to address climate change along with other, most pressing social justice issues.

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    • 47 min
    “It’s not just this future reality, it’s a current reality”

    “It’s not just this future reality, it’s a current reality”

    While there is an urgent need to mitigate the climate crisis and the impacts that accompany it, we also need to be thinking about how we plan for and recover from these climate-fueled disasters.
    Samantha Montano is what you call a “Disasterologist.” She has a doctorate in emergency planning and is currently a professor at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Dr. Montano is heavily invested in researching and working on achieving equitable policy around how we plan, prepare, and recover from disasters. For this episode, we sat down with her for a conversation around the climate crisis, the lessons that can be learned from the coronavirus pandemic response, and how our systems are woefully underprepared for the impacts of climate change.

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    • 52 min
    “COVID-19 is the pop quiz but climate change is the final exam”

    “COVID-19 is the pop quiz but climate change is the final exam”

    Lauren Kurtz is the Executive Director of the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF), where she works tirelessly to preserve the integrity of scientific research and defend the livelihoods of scientists facing legal battles. In this episode, we talk with Kurtz about the importance of the legal fight for science in the face of mounting, concerted attacks to suppress, invalidate, and intimidate scientific researchers and the parallels of science denial we’re seeing between climate science and COVID-19.
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

meerkatc ,

A+ production value

Succinct. Topical. Informative. Wicked excited for the 4th season.

Vignesh Mohankumar ,

Good stuff!

This is the first thing I listen to in the morning. Climate change has a huge impact on our future, and this helps me stay connected to some good content in the space. Thanks!

Podcastlover4 ,

E2 is AWESOME

So insightful hearing about Dr. Martin's journey and her work on the ground paving the way to racial equity in Boston as the Cheif Resilience Officer. Thank you!!

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