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The Climate Pod

Sep 13, 2023

As one of the architects of the Green New Deal, Rhiana Gunn-Wright has been a part of a fundamental shift in how climate policy is shaped and the discourse around it. But as she writes in her latest piece, "Our Green Transition May Leave Black People Behind," there are a number of ways that current climate policy is falling short on racial justice. She joins the show this week to share her critiques on the Inflation Reduction Act and discuss the power structures inhibiting more just policy. We also talk about the legacy of the Green New Deal more than four years after it debuted, how it changed the conversation on climate change, and what can be learned from its success. 

You can read "Our Green Transition May Leave Black People Behind" in the Summer 2023 issue of the new magazine, Hammer & Hope.

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