Pick One: Catastrophe or Disaster (Podcast Episode 20)
Do climate change lights and sirens change anything?
A climate emergency has finally been declared. Grace and Dave explain the bad news from the IPCC and evaluate media, public and policymaker response. Has sugar-coating the news and projections in the past been useful? Is it time to “take the gloves off?” Some say even this new, alarming report is understating the seriousness of what we face.
What should we be doing about it? Now that denial of the science is pretty much behind us, what stands in the way of an appropriate response? Is apathy an issue? Saturday Night Live may have summed up our predicament a little too accurately. The agenda includes the Trump administration’s approach to climate.
Plus: World premiere announcement of a new documentary, To Kid or Not to Kid, at Doc NYC, World Vasectomy Day is a thing, and a new segment featuring Heidi Bischof, the head and heart of Earth Ethic.
LOTS OF LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE’S DISCUSSION:
8 Things You Need to Know About the IPCC 1.5˚C Report by Kelly Levin, World Resources Institute
Can Civilization Survive What’s Coming? By Jeff Goodell in Rolling Stone
Climate Change Threatens Extinction but Politicians Only Care About Next Election by former London Mayor Ken Livingstone
Talking points: 1.5°C = No Fossil Fuels from 350.org
Saving the Planet: How to Find Your Missing Why by Heidi Bischof
The Adorable Optimism of the IPCC by Peter Watts
Overwhelmed by Climate Change? Here’s What You Can Do by Matthew Taylor and Adam Vaughan at UK Guardian
Eco Crises: Doom & Gloom, Truth & Consequences by Kristine Mattis
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