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The World Resources Institute (WRI) focuses on the intersection of the environment and socio-economic development. We go beyond research to put ideas into action, working globally with governments, business, and civil society to build transformative solutions that protect the earth and improve people’s lives.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
WRI Podcast #22: How WRI Put Climate Change on the Public Agenda with Rafe Pomerance
In the early days at World Resources Institute, founder Gus Speth charged Rafe Pomerance with outreach on climate change. Pomerance went on to organize high-profile hearings in the U.S. Senate that put climate on the policy radar and introduced Jim Hansen to the world. These hearings are the subject of a new issue-length article in the New York Times Magazine, "Losing Earth." (Link below)
In a conversation with WRI Vice President for Communications Lawrence MacDonald, Pomerance returns to WRI to talk about what went into the hearings, what has hindered progress since then and why he thinks Florida is the key to decisive climate action in the United States.
Article: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/01/magazine/climate-change-losing-earth.htmlRead more »