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The Climate Pod

Aug 23, 2023

At the time of publishing, the devastating wildfires in Maui have left hundreds missing, already more than one hundred people confirmed dead, and extraordinary damage visible throughout the town of Lahaina. As recovery gets underway, the fight for justice is only starting. Maui leaders are working to ensure an adequate federal government response and fighting against private industry from buying up wildfire damaged areas and exploiting the crisis. 

One of the leaders in the fight for a just recovery is Kaniela Ing. He is the National Director of the Green New Deal Network and former state legislator. He joins the show this week to discuss what happened in Maui, how this reveals a long history of colonialism, and why a robust response in the aftermath of this disaster by the federal government and climate movement can help serve as a model for future crises. 

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