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Can Humanity’s History be the Solution for our Future?

Last year I read Yuval Noah Harari’s bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. The book is an exploration of the history of humanity on Earth, and how we came to form our current civilizations (this is not an ad...

Climate Justice
Gen Z. Leading the Charge on Climate Justice – Here’s How

As we work towards transitioning to a low-carbon future, issues of equity, justice, and inclusion need to be at the center of the conversation to ensure new systems do not perpetuate inequities of the past. Below we explore how the...

Now what? We can’t blame our way out of climate change

Nearly everything we understand about global warming today was known in 1979. By that year, data collected since 1957 confirmed what had been theorized since before the turn of the 20th century: Human beings have altered Earth’s atmosphere mainly through...

Now What? Why there are not two sides to this story

“This is just too well-established to follow the journalism practice of having both sides. I don’t have to bring in someone to debate gravity, it’s the same here… The idea that there are two sides is a carefully cultivated lie.” This...

Now What? The Nobel Prize was a win for civil society in general

“The Nobel Prize is an accomplishment for civil society in general, and I hope that people working on other issues take a bit of credit for this as well.” This week on the podcast, we are doing things a little differently....

Now What? The data doesn’t speak for itself, you have to speak for it

“When people say human caused climate change is just a theory, I tell them well gravity is just a theory too, but if you fall off a cliff, you’re going down.” Susan Joy Hassol is the Director of Climate Communication, a...

Now What? Scaring people doesn’t lead to action, here is what does

“In order to get people to take action against risks, such as climate change – you can’t just scare them into action, you can’t just talk about the threat, but you also have to talk about the ways in which...

Now What? Showing People the Research Doesn’t Work, Here’s What to do Instead

 “Fear is not a particularly good motivator for creativity and open mindedness. You need to give people agency and hope.” Andrew Jones is an expert on international climate and energy issues. He is a system dynamics modeler, keynote speaker, and designer...

Now What? Climate Change, Racism & How to Have Difficult Conversations

“If we want to build a society that is resilient to climate change, then we can’t just have some of us being resilient. We need to be deliberate about looking at these issues by race, and bringing a racial equity...