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The Climate Minute
28 minutes | Oct 17, 2021
Clean Energy in the DC Swamp: The Climate Minute
We talk to an expert about the Clean Energy Performance Plan and how it fits into the Build Back Better Program. Call your Senator at 202-224-3121 to protect it!
29 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Biden’s electricity cleanup plan, explained: The Climate Minute
Achieving clean electricity is a goal of the Biden administration. The Clean Energy Performance Program (CEPP) is an important element of the Build Back Better legislation. We talk to an expert who explains how it works, and why it is a great opportunity for our country to take climate action.
26 minutes | Oct 10, 2021
How to use your green hydrogen: The Climate Minute
“Green” hydrogen, produced with renewable energy, will be an important tool for decarbonization. We need to use this tool correctly, in places where it is the only answer. We talk with an expert about the best uses of green hydrogen. We can begin by replacing the ‘grey’ hydrogen (derived from methane) already being used in many industries. That would be a big step all by itself. Then we can look at steel, shipping and maybe even airplanes- if battery technology doesn’t get there first.
20 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
What to do about methane: The Climate Minute
Methane (AKA natural gas) is a super greenhouse gas. The myriad leaks in pipes from wellhead to your home demand immediate attention. Listen to an expert describe what we can do about methane. Spoiler alert: we can reduce the leaks by 65% by 2025!
31 minutes | Oct 3, 2021
It matters where your hydrogen comes from: The Climate Minute
Hydrogen (H2) gas may be an important tool to decarbonize, but it is crucial that the process of making the H2 is itself clean. Green hydrogen is made with renewable energy. The fossil industry is pushing ‘blue hydrogen’ made from methane, but investigation reveals a bait and switch. We talk to an expert about what is going on.
25 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Why you should care about methane: The Climate Minute
The next 20 years are critical decades in addressing climate change. Methane (AKA natural) gas is widely used and the pipes transporting it have lots of leaks. The methane gas that escapes into the air will be at least 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide and will contribute to the global temperature rise. Cleaning up after the fracking industry must be a priority. We speak with an expert from the Clean Air Task Force to learn more.
13 minutes | Sep 26, 2021
The camp at Thacker Pass: The Climate Minute
An important tool in stopping the construction of unwanted fossil fuel (or other) infrastructure is a human presence on the site. That is a fancy way of saying the camp on the site of a proposed lithium mine in NV is a good thing to learn about. We talk to a founder of the camp at Thacker Pass about life there.
34 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
Forty nine thousand, eight hundred ninety dollars and thirteen cents: The Climate Minute
Opposition to the extraction of lithium in Nevada is centered in an encampment in Thacker Pass. In a move that looks like a combination of harassment and intimidation, the BLM has levied a $49,890.13 fine against the founders of the camp. Max Wilbert is one of those founders, and we discuss justification for the camp, some of the relevant history and some details on the latest developments.
17 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Advice from the weatherdesk: The Climate Minute
As a climate conscious weathercaster, Chris Gloninger knows a lot about both climate science and climate communication. Listen in for sage advice.
19 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
A number cruncher brings you the weather: The Climate Minute
Chris Gloninger is a trained meteorologist who understands climate change and is willing to tell the truth. Listen to him discuss the challenges of reporting weather and climate as well as the changing role of weathercasters.
20 minutes | Sep 12, 2021
Visions of a Just Transition
The effort to Stop Line 3 is inspired by the idea of climate justice -among many other factors. This leads to a discussion of what a just energy transition should look like. We chat with a MN activist about how to build the future.
25 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Stopping Line 3: The Climate Minute
“Line 3” is a nearly complete tar sands pipeline under construction in MN that threatens more climate mayhem. It must be stopped for local, national and global reasons. Listen to an activist discuss what is going on in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and what you can do to help.
19 minutes | Sep 5, 2021
Reflections on the ride: The Climate Minute
After riding your bike from Boston to Oregon, you may have some thoughts to share. Listen in to some reflections on riding cross-country.
28 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
A bike adventure in a warming world: The Climate Minute
Did you ever dream about riding your bike across our nation, from sea to shining sea? We talk with someone who did just that- riding his bike from Boston to Oregon, by way of Grant Montana.
16 minutes | Aug 29, 2021
Henri and Ida: The Climate Minute
Two hurricanes show the need for reduction of carbon emissions and increased resiliency.
20 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
Voting Rights are a Climate Issue: The Climate Minute
Both the reconciliation package and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act (VRA) advanced in the House of Representatives. Both are climate issues, since the VRA will allow the voice of climate activists to be heard. Without the VRA and the For the People Act, the voices of climate denial will rule our country for a decade. We don’t have that sort of time.
17 minutes | Aug 22, 2021
A Dangerous Thing: The Climate Minute's Lithium Series (Episode 8)
"A kid, in nature, is a dangerous thing” -at least to the fossil fuel industry. Author and activist Max Wilbert discusses growing up and becoming conscious of his place in the world.
24 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
A historic climate bill is taking shape in DC: The Climate Minute
A historic bill that will address the climate challenge at scale is currently being written in Washington. We discuss what is going on.
23 minutes | Aug 15, 2021
Behind the IPCC headlines, Part 2: The Climate Minute
A UN Panel released it’s 6th Assessment Report on the science of climate change. We finish our discussion about what the top-level headlines mean.
24 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
Behind the IPCC headlines, Part1: The Climate Minute
A UN Panel released it’s 6th Assessment Report on the science of climate change. We explain what the top-level headlines mean.
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