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The Climate Pod

May 13, 2020

This week, two remarkable guests help us better understand the ongoing biodiversity crisis and what to do about it. Former Senator Russ Feingold tells us about his work with the Wyss Campaign for Nature and their goal to conserve 30% of the planet in its natural state by 2030. How do we get it done? Sen. Feingold explains what should be done at the local, national, and international levels.

Then, Dr. Thomas Loveyjoy, "The Godfather of Biodiversity," tells us why he first fell in love with studying the Amazon rainforest, why we've hit a tipping point with deforestation, and how this will impact biodiversity loss. 

Ty and Brock also discuss GOP talking points on climate during COVID-19, the dramatic number of environmental rollbacks piling up, and a recent study on fossil fuel companies' climate pledges. 

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