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The Climate Pod

Dec 18, 2019

This week, we discuss the underwhelming results at COP25, as the World Wildlife Fund's Vanessa Perez-Cirera joins the show to talk about her experience in Madrid and where she feels the summit fell short. An incredibly insightful and informative discussion. 

Then, Rob Bilott, author of "Exposure" and the real-life inspiration for the film "Dark Waters," talks to us about the dangers of "forever chemicals" and his years-long legal battle against polluting corporations. How did this happen? What do we do now? Rob helps us better understand the issue. This is a great conversation with a true environmental hero. 

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Further Reading/Action:

COP25: Key outcomes agreed at the UN climate talks in Madrid

Get Rob Bilott's book "Exposure"

Learn more about "Fight Forever Chemicals" here

Learn more about the World Wildlife Fund here