32 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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    “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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    “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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    "Systemic racism subsidizes the fossil fuel economy"

    "Systemic racism subsidizes the fossil fuel economy"

    It’s hard to overstate both the chaos and the stakes surrounding this year’s election. We’re currently facing the overlapping crises of an ongoing pandemic that has shifted the way we can carry out the electoral process, an economic crisis greater than we have seen in over a decade, and the ever-present realities of living in a climate altered world like the wildfires in the West, and this year’s hurricane season.
    As the climate crisis continues to climb as a top concern for likely voters in the U.S., we sat down with Sara Singh of Sunrise, and Nathaniel Stinnett of the Environmental Voter Project to understand the growing impact of climate and environmental justice in electoral politics.

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    “You can’t pull up your bootstraps if you don’t have boots”

    “You can’t pull up your bootstraps if you don’t have boots”

    Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali is a long-time advocate for social and environmental justice. He is currently the Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization at the National Wildlife Federation, as well as the founder of Revitalization Strategies, an organization dedicated to addressing climate and economic issues in vulnerable communities.
    In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Dr. Ali about the role faith has played in his work for social justice, the need for community-led solutions, and the inextricably linked relationship between social and environmental justice.


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    • 52 min
    "Sometimes you have to make the good trouble"

    "Sometimes you have to make the good trouble"

    Wielding the power of the law to change these current realities, and to advance justice and environmental protections is a powerful way to create and codify meaningful, long-lasting change. That is what drives EarthJustice, a nonprofit public interest law organization committed to preserving natural places and wildlife, advancing clean energy, and combating climate change.
    Today on the podcast, we talk with Adrienne Bloch and Kim Smaczniak of EarthJustice, who are harnessing the power of the law to fight climate change.

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    "Be a little less of an individual”

    "Be a little less of an individual”

    Earlier this year, in May, we had Bill join us for a special webinar series we put together in response to the coronavirus lockdown, as we adjusted to life at home. We thought we would bring that conversation to you in this format, and as a way to kick off the fourth season of our podcast.
    Our conversation was so salient that we decided to make the audio a special edition for our podcast, Cooler Earth. In 2008, Bill founded 350.org, an organization focused on bringing together a movement to end fossil fuels, build community resilience, and address environmental justice issues at their roots. As the world grapples with the intersectional crises that are systemic racial, economic, and environmental injustice, his message on organizing and grassroots power-building is as important as ever.

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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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