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The Climate Pod

Sep 15, 2021

This week, Ben Franta joins the show to talk about his latest paper, "Weaponizing Economics: Big oil, economic consultants, and climate policy delay”. He explains how fossil fuel companies knew for decades that their product was warming the planet and instead of investing in new energy options, leveraged economic...


Sep 8, 2021

On this installment of our series, The Road To COP26 Presented By Octopus Energy, we talk to Elizabeth Wathuti, the Global South Co-Chair of the COP26 Civil Society and Youth Advisory Council, about advocating for the Global South as one of the world's foremost young leaders in the climate movement. She explains how...


Sep 3, 2021

Hurricane Ida was a Category 4 hurricane, first causing massive damage to Louisiana as it made landfall and later flooding New York City and other areas across the eastern half of the United States. At the same time, the Caldor Fire and Dixie Fire are burning across South Lake Tahoe and the Sierras. Why are we...


Sep 1, 2021

This week, we talk to Dr. Richard Thaler about the new edition of his book, Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, and what we can learn from behavioral economics that better helps us understand solutions to the climate crisis.

Dr. Thaler is the 2017 recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize...


Aug 25, 2021

On this installment of our series, The Road To COP26 Presented By Octopus Energy, we talk to the World Health Organization's Director of Public Health and Environment Dr. Maria Neira about the 7 million premature deaths caused by air pollution every year and what international leaders can do to adequately address the...