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Presented by Yahoo News, The Climate Crisis Podcast is designed to help listeners gain an understanding about what is perhaps the most pressing issue facing humanity and the planet: rising global temperatures caused by the burning of fossil fuels. Hosts Ben Adler and David Knowles interview some of the leading scientists in the country to help explain how we came to this inflection point and what the stakes are going forward. The podcast lays out the science of climate change in a way that ordinary Americans can understand, and also explores the politics, messaging and disinformation that accompany the debate about how to fix what experts agree is a dire situation.

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Presented by Yahoo News, The Climate Crisis Podcast is designed to help listeners gain an understanding about what is perhaps the most pressing issue facing humanity and the planet: rising global temperatures caused by the burning of fossil fuels. Hosts Ben Adler and David Knowles interview some of the leading scientists in the country to help explain how we came to this inflection point and what the stakes are going forward. The podcast lays out the science of climate change in a way that ordinary Americans can understand, and also explores the politics, messaging and disinformation that accompany the debate about how to fix what experts agree is a dire situation.

    Climate reparations through carbon removal (w/ David Wallace-Wells)

    Climate reparations through carbon removal (w/ David Wallace-Wells)

    David Wallace-Wells covers climate change for New York magazine. He joined Yahoo News on the Climate Crisis podcast to discuss his recent cover story making the case for climate reparations through rich countries removing carbon from the atmosphere.


    GUEST:
    David Wallace-Wells (@dwallacewells), Deputy Editor, New York magazine & Author of THE UNINHABITABLE EARTH


    HOSTS:
    - Ben Adler (@badler), Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo News
    - David Knowles (@writerknowles), Editor in Chief, Yahoo News
     
    RESOURCES:
    - David Wallace-Wells stories for the New Yorker - Here
    - Buy Wallace-Wells' book The Uninhabitable Earth - Here
    - Listen to the entire back catalog of The Climate Crisis Podcast from Yahoo News - Here
     
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    • 45 min
    Attempt to mobilize older Americans w/ guest Bill McKibben

    Attempt to mobilize older Americans w/ guest Bill McKibben

    Yahoo News Senior Editor and cohost of The Climate Crisis Podcast Ben Adler talks to longtime environmental activist and journalist Bill McKibben about his newest venture: Third Act, an organization intended to mobilize older Americans in the fight against climate change and in defense of voting rights. McKibben tells Adler his thoughts on the outcome of the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, why he is trying to engage Americans ages 60 and older, and how he thinks climate activism must turn towards the private sector.


    GUEST:
    - Bill McKibben (@billmckibben), Author, Educator, Environmentalist and founder of http://350.org and http://ThirdAct.org


    HOSTS:
    - Ben Adler (@badler), Senior Climate Editor @YahooNews, Host of @Climate_Podcast
    - David Knowles (@writerknowles), Editorial Senior Manager at @YahooNews, Host of @Climate_Podcast
     
    RESOURCES:
    - The Climate Crisis Podcast - Here.
     
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    • 30 min
    Systemic Racism in Highway Design w/ Pete Buttigieg

    Systemic Racism in Highway Design w/ Pete Buttigieg

    Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg tells us that systemic racism in the design and location of highways in American cities and suburbs continues to adversely affect low-income neighborhoods and communities of color.
     
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    • 14 min
    Tuvalu is sinking w/ Finance Minister Seve Paeniu

    Tuvalu is sinking w/ Finance Minister Seve Paeniu

    With a population of just over 11,000 residents, Tuvalu is an idyllic South Pacific atoll consisting of nine low-lying islands whose highest elevation is roughly 15 feet. Thanks to sea level rise, each year that elevation shrinks a little bit more. The Finance Minister Seve Paeniu joins to discuss.
     
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    • 15 min
    The Climate Crisis Corruption Challenge w/ guest Samantha Power

    The Climate Crisis Corruption Challenge w/ guest Samantha Power

    Samantha Power, administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, said Monday that President Biden's pledge to donate $3 billion annually to help developing nations adapt to climate change is a crucial commitment, but acknowledged that addressing rampant corruption in countries that will need those funds could prove challenging.
     
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    • 21 min
    COP26 Week 1 Recap

    COP26 Week 1 Recap

    Yahoo News Senior Editors Ben Adler and David Knowles, alongside Yahoo News Reporter and Producer Eve Hartley, break down everything that happened during the first week of COP26 from Glasgow, Scotland. The announcements, the surprises, the mood, who didn't show up, and what's in store for the second week of the conference.
     
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    • 20 min

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