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The Climate Pod

Dec 29, 2021

When Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in 2020, it marked a massive shift for the direction of the United States' action on climate change. And once President Biden was inaugurated in 2021, his administration brought big expectations to the Oval Office for how it would combat the crisis.

So what would Joe Biden commit to...


Dec 22, 2021

After decades of denial and delay tactics by the fossil fuel industry, in 2021, America was largely unprepared for multiple climate-fueled extreme weather disasters. Wildfires. Heatwaves. Hurricanes. Droughts. Floods. Tornadoes.

How did a warming planet impact these weather events? Why haven't America's leaders done...


Dec 16, 2021

In 2021 alone, record-breaking heat waves, wildfires, hurricanes, floods, and even tornadoes in December brought the climate crisis to centerstage.
 
How are these extreme weather events influenced by a warming planet? Did world leaders step up to the challenge of our lifetimes and act?
 
The Climate Pod's 2021 Year In...


Dec 15, 2021

This week, we talk to Jeffrey Ball, who lead the recent study "Hot money: Illuminating the financing of high-carbon infrastructure in the developing world." In this conversation, we ask: if renewables are so cheap, why is fossil fuel infrastructure still being built in the developing world? Ball helps us understand...


Dec 8, 2021

This week, we speak with US Representative Donald McEachin (D-VA) about the environmental justice measures contained within the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and the Build Back Better Act. Rep. McEachin, representing the 4th Congressional District of Virginia, co-founded the United for Climate and Environmental Justice...