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Climate change is a man-made problem with a feminist solution! Join former Irish President Mary Robinson and comedian Maeve Higgins in this uplifting and fascinating new podcast, and meet a host of game-changing women fighting to save all our lives. 

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 160 Ratings

Climate change is a man-made problem with a feminist solution! Join former Irish President Mary Robinson and comedian Maeve Higgins in this uplifting and fascinating new podcast, and meet a host of game-changing women fighting to save all our lives. 

    You Probably Have Everything You Need

    You Probably Have Everything You Need

    The fashion industry constitutes 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions today, and is reported to be the fifth-largest polluting sector in the world. But with a growing ambition to both revisit ancient practices and develop futuristic technologies, can fast fashion quickly adapt and reverse its reputation into one of positive change? Eco-fashion designer Thao Vu of Kilomet109 guest hosts with Mary & Maeve from Hanoi, Vietnam.

    • 44 min
    The Lungs of the North

    The Lungs of the North

    The Arctic and it’s melting glaciers are the first images to mind when we think about climate change. But what do we know about the millions of indigenous peoples, who are fighting back against not only shifts in climate, but invasions for mineral extraction, shipping and fishing in their territories? Dalee Sambo Dorough, chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, guest hosts this week episode with Mary & Maeve, from Anchorage, Alaska.

    • 48 min
    Jugglers of Time

    Jugglers of Time

    Reecha Upadhyay of Purpose Climate Lab India joins Mary & Maeve from Delhi as co-host for this week’s episode on city life. Cities currently consume almost 70% of the world’s energy and account for more than 70% of global CO2 emissions. As mayors and their citizens take on the responsibilities of their nation’s leaders in the fight for climate justice, cities start to show their potential as a solution to the global crisis.

    • 38 min
    Minisode 3: Earth Day

    Minisode 3: Earth Day

    Happy Earth Day!

    Today marks the countdown to Earth Day’s 50th anniversary in 2020. Mary invites Susan Bass of the Earth Day Network onto the show, who takes us back to the very first Earth Day in 1970, and how it bears a stark resemblance to where we are at today.

    • 11 min
    Specialsode: Displaced with Mary Robinson

    Specialsode: Displaced with Mary Robinson

    This week we loan out Mary to International Rescue Committee’s podcast, Displaced, for a chat with Ravi Gurumurthy & Grant Gordon. If you came for Maeve but don’t know about Mary, this week’s specialsode is a chance to hear the story of her venture into climate justice from the very beginning.

    • 43 min
    The Climate Name Game

    The Climate Name Game

    This week Maeve & Thimali play The Climate Name Game! Environmental activist George Monbiot published a compelling list of alternate climate vocabulary. His list encourages us to take another look at the way we describe the climate crisis, and remind ourselves that the environment is not destroying itself... we are. Listen in as Maeve hilariously invents some compelling terms of her own!

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
160 Ratings

160 Ratings

Le lebo ,

Climate Convos by Women

Important conversations about climate change and climate justice. A must-listen! ✊

Tselmeg E ,

Very thorough, in-depth discussions

I’m from Mongolia, this podcast has helped me to be confident, made me realize I have enough potential to roll out critical projects. Selecting speakers with diverse background is I believe what makes this podcast even more unique. Hopefully 1 day I will meet both of you. I suggest organizing meet up event somewhere in the world.

Chicky5565 ,

At times, hard to listen to

As many of the reviewers before me, I absolutely fell in LOVE with this podcast!! The content is amazing, every episode is so interesting, and the production quality is great. I loved the first season and love the dynamic between Mary and Maeve. Though at times, I found Mary to be a bit to harsh with Maeve. In the contexts of culture however, perhaps I’m just too sensitive. But in season 2, I find it hard to get through episodes as Mary interrupts every guest. It seems as though they cannot get a statement out without Mary questioning them. I understand they’re on a time crunch but it’s gotten to be kind of rude.

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