45 episodes

A true-crime podcast about climate change.

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    • 4.6, 1.5K Ratings

A true-crime podcast about climate change.

    No, Climate Action Will Not Be "Just Like Quarantine Only Worse" — Why Letting Go of the Climate Narrative Never Works, a Special Bonus Ep from Hot Take

    No, Climate Action Will Not Be "Just Like Quarantine Only Worse" — Why Letting Go of the Climate Narrative Never Works, a Special Bonus Ep from Hot Take

    Last week, The New York Times ran a story on the GOP's favorite new climate narrative: If you think quarantine is bad, just wait til the Dems impose climate action on you. In this special ep from Hot Take, with Mary Annaise Heglar and Amy Westervelt, we look at how that narrative came about, why it's striking a nerve, and how to wrestle the climate story back.

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    • 11 min
    The Climate Deniers Have Lost Their King, and Still They Soldier On

    The Climate Deniers Have Lost Their King, and Still They Soldier On

    In April 2020, Fred Singer, longtime king of the climate deniers, died at the age of 95. In this episode, investigative reporter Dan Zegart, author of the book Civil Warriors, about the 1990s tobacco litigation, joins to talk about Singer's place in the history of science denial. Connor Gibson, an investigator with Greenpeace also joins to talk about the climate denial machine Singer built, the legacy he leaves behind, and whether the COVID-19 pandemic may topple science denial and fake free marketeering forever.
    Singer obituary: https://www.drillednews.com/post/fred-singer-obituary-climate-denier
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    • 42 min
    The U.S. Government Has Been Rubber-Stamping New Oil and Gas Projects—This Lawsuit Hopes to Change That

    The U.S. Government Has Been Rubber-Stamping New Oil and Gas Projects—This Lawsuit Hopes to Change That

    A lawsuit filed against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) over a small project in Massachusetts could have big implications. It aims to force FERC to comply with an order the courts gave it back in 2017, and that it's been ignoring ever since: to evaluate the overall emissions and climate change impact of any new energy project. The case has particular relevance right now as FERC has been rapidly approving every project that crosses its desk. Adam Carlesco, the lead attorney for the plaintiffs, joins to walk us through the case.
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    • 18 min
    Old and Wrong: Leah Stokes on the Many Flaws of Michael Moore's Planet of The Humans

    Old and Wrong: Leah Stokes on the Many Flaws of Michael Moore's Planet of The Humans

    Political scientist and environmental policy expert Leah Stokes joins us to discuss the many things the new film Planet of the Humans gets wrong about renewable energy, environmentalists and the fight for climate action.
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    https://www.vox.com/2020/4/28/21238597/michael-moore-planet-of-the-humans-climate-change
    https://www.drillednews.com/post/planet-of-the-ecofascists
    https://www.drillednews.com/post/is-your-power-company-a-climate-denier
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    • 27 min
    Earth Day in Louisiana: A Petro-state Fights Back

    Earth Day in Louisiana: A Petro-state Fights Back

    On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the week of the 10-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater oil spill, we head to Louisiana to talk petrochemicals, petroleum, plastic, fossil fueled philanthropy, and how the pandemic is affecting it all.
    Fossil-Free Fest: https://www.fossilfreefest.org/fff2020/
    Bucket Brigade: https://labucketbrigade.org/
    Healthy Gulf: https://www.healthygulf.org/
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    • 29 min
    Computer-Aided Destruction: Art, Autodesk, and What Accountability Looks Like for the Tech Industry

    Computer-Aided Destruction: Art, Autodesk, and What Accountability Looks Like for the Tech Industry

    French artist Joanie Lemercier has been a thorn in Autodesk's side for more than a year now, since he first pointed out that the California software company's computer-aided drafting (CAD) software keeps Europe's largest coal mine operating. Tech reporter Maddie Stone started looking into it, and found that Autodesk software is used by not only coal mines but also to design oil and gas pipelines, and for all sorts of other extractive purposes. It's a window into a broader discussion around climate accountability and tech these days that asks the question: how do we hold tech companies responsible for the damage their products might do?
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

court force ,

Good idea, immature execution

I’ve listened to this podcast since it first came out. Lots of interesting info especially if you’re new to the world of fossil fuels, but sometimes the exaggeration seems self-defeating. Of course we expect and relish an anti-petroleum bent on a show like this, but I’m disappointed listening to almost every episode recently as the narrator continually goes beyond facts mixed with justifiable personal beliefs and ventures into sensationalism. We’ve got enough of that in our current U.S. administration and right-wing pundits. The rest of us should not stoop to that level, and it saddens me to see that more and more are doing so.
I do give it three stars because she still does discuss many interesting topics, reports and data, but please listen with a grain of salt and try to follow up on this show’s claims. The truth is out there and it’s often bad, but we shouldn’t need this type of exaggeration and distortion of basic facts to make us realize it.

walnetty ,

Thank you

Very impressed with how in-depth the conversation and education. Made my day to have all the laces tied today! Ty

Factory Rat ,

Deep Details

This great! Much more depth than radio and TV news shows have time for.

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