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This is the podcast site of the Massachusetts Climate Action Network bringing you climate news and highlighting local action in Massachusetts and across the nation.

This is the podcast site of the Massachusetts Climate Action Network bringing you climate news and highlighting local action in Massachusetts and across the nation.
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This is the podcast site of the Massachusetts Climate Action Network bringing you climate news and highlighting local action in Massachusetts and across the nation.

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@MassClimate

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English


Episodes

Wildfires in California

11/15/2018
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Join us this week as Mariah Tinger and D.R. Tucker discuss the wildfires in California, their connection to climate change, and how the media and politicians are handling the tragedy. Links for further...

Duration:00:13:20

Election fallout, part 2: The Climate Minute Podcast

11/11/2018
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We have a new Congress. Where do we go from here? In this second of two shows, we discuss some of the possibilities from a climate hawk's perspective.

Duration:00:23:54

Election fallout, part 1: The Climate Minute Podcast

11/8/2018
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The 11/6 election produced a Congress that believes in the rule of law and the value of scientific evidence. Where do we go from here? In this first of two shows, we give a 'hot take' of personal reactions to the election from a climate hawk's perspective.

Duration:00:19:15

Ballot questions from all around: The Climate Minute Podcast

11/4/2018
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To say the future of democracy is on the line in the election is not an understatement. But there are also a variety of climate related ballot questions from around the country. Listen in, and be sure to vote!

Duration:00:22:41

Jenny Kendler- An Eye opening interview: The Climate Minute Podcast

11/4/2018
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We discuss artist Jenny Kendler's piece, Birds Watching, a 40-foot sculpture at the Storm King Art Center in New York's Hudson Valley. Jenny's project features a single, reflective eye from each of 100 species threatened or endangered by climate change, showing us "what we stand to lose," in the words of the artist. This is the first of two interviews with Jenny, discussing her climate action through art.

Duration:00:15:08

Jenny Kendler: An Eye-opening Interview

10/30/2018
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We discuss artist Jenny Kendler's piece, Birds Watching, a 40-foot sculpture at the Storm King Art Center in New York's Hudson Valley. Jenny's project features a single, reflective eye from each of 100 species threatened or endangered by climate change, showing us "what we stand to lose," in the words of the artist. This is the first of two interviews with Jenny, discussing her climate action through art. Enjoy!

Duration:00:14:17

Voting is the highest expression of environmental citizenship: The Climate Minute Podcast (repost)

10/25/2018
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We talk to Nathaniel Stinnett of the Environmental Voter Project about what makes people vote. It turns out that two motivations to vote are peer pressure (you don’t want to be the only one who DIDN’T vote in this wave election) and expressing your deeply held commitment to the earth. Enviro’s should ‘vote like it is your job’ and take pride in expressing their green credentials at the ballot box. Listen in for tips on how to help motivate your friends and neighbors to vote for the planet.

Duration:00:19:37

Does climate change need a new story? The Climate Minute Podcast

10/21/2018
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The newest IPCC report lead us to consider “who” needs to change in order to save the future, and suggests that we need to find new ways to discuss climate.

Duration:00:23:22

We all live in the Merrimack Valley: The Climate Minute Podcast

10/18/2018
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The infrastructure of natural gas pipelines showed it’s danger recently when multiple explosions in three Merrimack Valley communities occurred simultaneously. How should a climate hawk think about this? Is it a chance to ‘electrify everything?’ If you want to help, check out Nathan Phillips gofundme page.

Duration:00:17:18

Accountable Capitalism and Climate: The Climate Minute Podcast

8/26/2018
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Elizabeth Warren has proposed an "Accountable Capitalism Act." Listen in as we discuss this from a Climate Hawk's perspective. Spoiler alert- it is a good idea.

Duration:00:20:52

Trump’s Mean Power Plan: The Climate Minute Podcast

8/23/2018
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The EPA announced a bad carbon emissions plan to replace the good plan proposed years ago by the Obama (sigh) administration. We look to Boston’ s energy aggregation consultant for inspiration, and to Paul Krugman for a connection between Rudy’s ‘truth is not truth’ assertion and climate denial. Listen in.

Duration:00:19:03

Should Storrow Drive be an e-road? The Climate Minute Podcast

8/19/2018
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As Massachusetts advances down the path of a clean energy future, the question of carbon emissions from transportation becomes more and more important. How can we reduce carbon pollution from the everyday process of getting from here to there? Listen in as we discuss ideas from the mundane to electrified roadways.

Duration:00:21:48

Ryan Zinke is full of duff: The Climate Minute Podcast

8/16/2018
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The California fires serve as an illuminating backdrop for absurd comments from Ryan Zinke and legal positioning by corporate CEOs. Listen in.

Duration:00:18:02

Trump fiddles while California burns: The Climate Minute Podcast

8/12/2018
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California is literally burning up – is this the new normal? We hope not. The good news is that the mainstream media seems, finally, to give credit to climate change as a force to be reckoned with. The Trump Administration’s collusion, delusion, and confusion may interfere with California’s auto standards, but if states can stand strong, there is still hope for our competitiveness in the global landscape. Looking for a simple everyday action that you can do? Connect with Shave The Peak...

Duration:00:19:35

Did the NYTMag just Exxonerate Big Oil? The Climate Minute Podcast

8/8/2018
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The NYT Magazine published “Losing Earth,” an article telling the story of climate activism from 1979 to 1989. We discuss the content, conclusions and impact. Did we fail due to human nature? What does that mean for us in 2018?

Duration:00:25:55

A palpable ratings killer? The Climate Minute Podcast

8/5/2018
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MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was at the center of a twitter debate over media coverage of climate change. Listen in as we discuss.

Duration:00:15:56

MA Legislature misses its chance at greatness: The Climate Minute Podcast

8/1/2018
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So the MA Legislature took a swing and missed. No, they fumbled a great chance. No, they dropped the ball. No, they struck out. No, they choked. No, they “could’a been contenders.” OK, sports metaphors don’t work for everyone. The MA Legislature, like Frodo at the Crack of Doom, looked into the abyss of demands from the fossil industry and lost heart. Unfortunately, Gollum was not there to bite the ring off. OK, LOTR references are too opaque. The MA Legislature had the chance to make...

Duration:00:18:27

Is hypocrisy a political strategy? The Climate Minute Podcast

7/30/2018
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From the Arctic heat wave to political hypocrisy, we discuss the climate news of the week.

Duration:00:23:54

What is the RPS, anyway? The Climate Minute Podcast

7/25/2018
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What is the RPS? Why should you care? Listen in as we talk with Eugenia Gibbons (of the Mass Energy Consumers Alliance) about changes to the renewable portfolio standards being considered by the Massachusetts Legislature.

Duration:00:25:11

Chess or checkers? The Climate Minute Podcast

7/22/2018
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Russia is known for its chess grandmasters, but in Helsinki on July 16th, Trump and Putin, possibly motivated by oil interests, may have handed a checkmate to the rest of the world. This week, follow us through a chain of news analysis that illustrates America’s obsession with fossil fuels and why it promises to lead only to stranded and ---literally---sunken assets.

Duration:00:18:56