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The Climate Pod is an informative and humorous podcast on the latest environmental issues and climate action hosted by brothers Ty Benefiel and Brock Benefiel.

The Climate Pod The Climate Pod

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The Climate Pod is an informative and humorous podcast on the latest environmental issues and climate action hosted by brothers Ty Benefiel and Brock Benefiel.

    Climate Reality's William J. Barber III on Training Activists on Environmental Justice | UN Report on Gender, Climate, and Security

    Climate Reality's William J. Barber III on Training Activists on Environmental Justice | UN Report on Gender, Climate, and Security

    This week, Climate Reality's Strategic Partnerships Manager William J. Barber III joins the show to tell us about the organization's upcoming Leadership Corps' Global Training from July 18-26. Barber III explains how this year's event will provide a greater focus on environmental justice.

    Then, Silja Halle and Dr. Amiera Sawas join the show to discuss the new UN report that highlights links between gender, climate and security.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    How To Get To 90% Clean Energy By 2035 (w/ 2035: The Report's David Wooley and Energy Innovation's Sonia Aggarwal)

    How To Get To 90% Clean Energy By 2035 (w/ 2035: The Report's David Wooley and Energy Innovation's Sonia Aggarwal)

    Happy 1st Anniversary to The Climate Pod! This week, co-hosts Ty Benefiel and Brock Benefiel talk to two clean energy policy experts about a new study, 2035: The Report, which outlines an economically beneficial path to transforming the electricity sector to 90% clean energy in the next 15 years.

    We speak to David Wooley, co-author of the report, about the report's findings. Later, we talk to Sonia Aggarwal, Vice President at Energy Innovation, who co-authored a policy memo that accompanies the report.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Dr. Robert Bullard on the Past, Present, and Future of Environmental Justice| Plus, Brandi Colander on Research Connecting Climate Change to Pregnancy Complications

    Dr. Robert Bullard on the Past, Present, and Future of Environmental Justice| Plus, Brandi Colander on Research Connecting Climate Change to Pregnancy Complications

    On this episode, we talk with Dr. Robert Bullard, who is often referred to as the "Father of Environmental Justice." We talk about the connection between COVID-19 and air pollution, how racial inequality is present during hurricane seasons and after flooding events, and more. 

    Then, we speak with former Obama Administration official Brandi Colander about a new report that identifies how increased air pollution and heat exposure lead to pregnancy complications, especially for pregnant Black women. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    How Do Americans Feel About Climate Justice Policies? (w/ Dr. Parrish Bergquist)

    How Do Americans Feel About Climate Justice Policies? (w/ Dr. Parrish Bergquist)

    This week, Dr. Parrish Bergquist joins the show to talk about her new study with Dr. Leah Stokes and Dr. Matto Mildenberger about Americans attitudes toward linking climate policy with other social and economic considerations. Do Americans support the fundamental ideas behind the Green New Deal? She reveals the results. 

    Co-hosts Ty Benefiel and Brock Benefiel also discuss Rebecca Leber's piece on Trump's new environmental brags and Lisa Friedman's article on the war against climate science.

    • 47 min
    MN350's Sam Grant on Fighting Climate and Racial Injustice in Minneapolis | Plus, Data For Progress' Marcela Mulholland on How Joe Biden Can Win w/ Climate

    MN350's Sam Grant on Fighting Climate and Racial Injustice in Minneapolis | Plus, Data For Progress' Marcela Mulholland on How Joe Biden Can Win w/ Climate

    This week, we talk to MN350 Executive Director Sam Grant about climate activism and racial justice in Minneapolis. What's the role of a climate organization in the city where the protests started? Sam tells us what he and MN350 plan to do to fight for a more just and safe society.

    Then, Data For Progress' Deputy Director for Climate Marcela Muholland on the opening Joe Biden has to win more younger voters. How can climate issues drive voter turnout? Marcela explains.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    350.org's Tamara Toles O'Laughlin on Fighting Racial Injustice in the Climate Movement | Plus, Director Josh Wakely Talks About Making Pearl Jam's "Retrograde" Video

    350.org's Tamara Toles O'Laughlin on Fighting Racial Injustice in the Climate Movement | Plus, Director Josh Wakely Talks About Making Pearl Jam's "Retrograde" Video

    Tamara Toles O'Laughlin, North American Director for 350.org, joins us again this week to discuss the importance of racial justice in the climate fight, how organizers should respond now, and how the movement can become more inclusive. 

    Then, Josh Wakely, director of the new Pearl Jam "Retrograde" video, takes us behind the scenes of the making of the video. He explains why he wanted Greta Thunberg involved in the project and why he wanted to address the climate crisis in his art. 

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

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I’m making a Spotify playlist about looking for lost shakers of salt. Any song recommendations?

Treesong ,

Thanks for the great climate podcast!

Thanks for the great climate podcast! You've had interesting guests so far & I like the sense of humor you bring to the table. Serious climate content with good humor along the way.

Energy efficiency tip: Get an energy audit! Some utilities do one for free/cheap. When in doubt, start with basics like replacing all bulbs with LEDs. Keep your car tires inflated for fuel efficiency!

Story Idea: Climate fiction! I'm a climate fiction author & I love it when climate podcasts talk about fiction & nonfiction storytelling. It's not all about facts & figures. People love stories!

mavery99 ,

Trip around the sun

Love this podcast, great info and upbeat!

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