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  • The Climate Pod is a wide-ranging conversation with leading experts on the politics, economics, activism, culture, science, and social justice issues at the heart of the climate crisis. Hear from guests like Jane Goodall, Gov. Jay Inslee, Jeffrey Sachs, David Wallace-Wells, Adam McKay, Bill Nye, Robert Bullard, Catherine Coleman Flowers, Ted Danson, Michael Mann, Rainn Wilson, Stephanie Kelton, Mark Hyman, and many more. Hosted by brothers Ty and Brock Benefiel.
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  • May 25 2022

    Facing up to a climate crisis is a lot to handle. We have to push for the rapid deployment of solutions to mitigate more warming and greater damage. We have to adapt to warming that has already occurred and will be coming soon. And we need to repair loss and damage that people around the globe have already suffered. But as denial and inaction still blocks necessary efforts and planetary destruction is constantly on display in our news feeds, how do we process the complex emotions that inevitably follow? In her new book, Dr. Britt Wray aims to answer that question. Dr. Wray is a Human and Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health. She the creator of the weekly newsletter about “staying sane in the climate crisis” Gen Dread and author of the new book, Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis. She joins the show this week to help us unpack many of the complexities that are unfolding in the climate community and beyond - focusing on how we deal with the litany of emotions in the healthiest ways possible and use our emotions to fight for a better future and fight against doomerism. 

    Read Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis 

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    As always, follow us @climatepod on Twitter and email us at theclimatepod@gmail.com. Our music is "Gotta Get Up" by The Passion Hifi, check out his music at thepassionhifi.com. Rate, review and subscribe to this podcast on iTunesSpotifyStitcher, and more! Subscribe to our new YouTube channel! Join our Facebook group. Check out our updated website!

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    1 hr and 10 mins
  • May 18 2022

    This week, Prof. Jeffrey Sachs joins the show to give his thoughts on the international diplomacy he says is needed to end the Russia-Ukraine War. In April 2022, Professor Sachs and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network issued a statement calling on the United Nations Security Council to increase diplomatic efforts to bring a swift end to the war in Ukraine. Professor Sachs also explains how this war has diverted resources and attention away from solving the climate crisis at a time when the world can't afford not to transition to a more sustainable future.

    Check out Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs

    Subscribe to our Substack newsletter "The Climate Weekly"https://theclimateweekly.substack.com/

    As always, follow us @climatepod on Twitter and email us at theclimatepod@gmail.com. Our music is "Gotta Get Up" by The Passion Hifi, check out his music at thepassionhifi.com. Rate, review and subscribe to this podcast on iTunesSpotifyStitcher, and more! Subscribe to our new YouTube channel! Join our Facebook group. Check out our updated website!

    Further Reading:

    The U.S. pledged billions to fight climate change. Then came the Ukraine war

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    43 mins
  • May 11 2022

    This is Part Four of our four-part series, Waves of Change, in collaboration with Oceana. In March, at the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) in Nairobi, world leaders and representatives from UN Member States endorsed a historic resolution to End Plastic Pollution. By 2024, leaders will create an international legally binding agreement to fight the plastic problem with a global treaty. So what exactly is this treaty and what should it include? Christy Leavitt, Oceana’s Plastics Campaign Director, joins the show to explain the efforts and why it was pursued. Then, Christopher Chin, Executive Director of the Center for Ocean Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), joins the show to take us behind the scenes of negotiations and help us understand what comes next as details of the legal binding agreement are hammered out. 

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    As always, follow us @climatepod on Twitter and email us at theclimatepod@gmail.com. Our music is "Gotta Get Up" by The Passion Hifi, check out his music at thepassionhifi.com. Rate, review and subscribe to this podcast on iTunesSpotifyStitcher, and more! Subscribe to our new YouTube channel! Join our Facebook group. Check out our updated website!

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    45 mins

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