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The Climate Pod

Oct 16, 2019

This week, we look at a few of the more disastrous aspects of climate adaptation and energy management in the face of changing weather and rising temperatures. First, we untangle the messy Pacific Gas and Electric blackouts last week with The Guardian's Susie Cagle, who explains why the power was shutoff for almost one million people and why it's so difficult for the utility to change. 

Then, Paris Martineau, Staff writer, WIRED, joins us to discuss why big tech HQs were spared from the PG&E blackouts despite many of their close neighbors losing power. 

Finally, investigative journalist Jeff Ernst talks about the essay he wrote for California Sunday Magazine and the climate movers in Honduras, who are unable to farm and must relocate to live.

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Follow Susie Cagle on Twitter @susie_c

Follow Paris Martineau on Twitter @parismartineau

Follow Jeff Ernst on Twitter @jeffgernst

Further Reading: 

Paris's story, "Why the Pacific Gas and Electric Blackouts Spared California's Big Tech HQs" is up on
Susie's story in The Guardian: "California power shutoffs: when your public utility is owned by private investors"
Susie's story in Vice: "This Is Why California Will Keep Burning" ll-keep-burning"
Jeff's story in California Sunday Magazine: "You can't make a living here anymore." The Honduran climate-movers