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The Climate Pod

Nov 27, 2019

On Tuesday, the United Nations released its annual "emissions gap" report to determine how the world is progressing towards the goals set in the Paris Agreement. The Washington Post's Brady Dennis joins to show to explain the findings in the report, what this means for world leaders set to meet in Spain to discuss climate next month, and how scientists are viewing the bleak reality outlined in their report.

Then, we talk to two protesters from Fossil Free Yale about Saturday's demonstration during the Harvard-Yale football game. Martin Man and Alex Cohen tell us what it was like to be on the field, why they felt the protest was a necessary step in their divestment campaign, and what happens now to all the students that were arrested and still face pending charges. To learn more about their organization visit

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Further Reading:

In bleak report, U.N. says drastic action is only way to avoid worst effects of climate change by Brady Dennis  

2°C: Beyond The Limit - Extreme climate change has arrived in America by Steven Mufson, Chris Mooney, Juliet Eilperin and John Muyskens