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The Climate Pod

Aug 12, 2020

This week, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, an epidemiologist, former public health official, host of the "America Dissected" podcast, and author of "Healing Politics", joins the show to explain why understanding the climate crisis is essential for a better health care system. We discuss the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, an excellent episode on his podcast he recently did on his podcast, "Environmental Justice & COVID-19," and much more. 

Then, Outside Magazine columnist Wes Siler explains exactly how Republican politicians aim to transfer public lands into private ownership. We also discuss his recent piece on the inconsistent mask regulations at national parks, and he even gives us a tip about bears.

Co-hosts Ty Benefiel and Brock Benefiel also discuss methane rollbacks going into effect, Canada's ice shelf breakup, and the Mauritius oil spill.  

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