Bottled up outrage? The Climate Minute Podcast

We discuss the expanded bottle bill (Yes On 2) and NPR’s decision to cut back on climate coverage. Check out the Yes on 2 website and both Inside Climate News and
ThinkProgress’ commentary on the NPR decision.

Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist that the United States put a price on carbon.

Thanks for listening.

…Ted McIntyre

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National Pathetic Radio-The Climate Notes Podcast

NPR has decided to throw in the towel on comprehensive climate coverage. Could NPR’s backtracking have something to do with fracking?

See also:

http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20141024/npr-reduces-its-environment-team-one-reporter

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/10/24/3584246/npr-guts-climate-team/

http://www.fair.org/blog/2012/10/25/npr-could-use-some-energy-independence-of-its-own/

http://anga.us/

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What is Courage in a Warming World? The Climate Minute Podcast

We remember Rick Piltz who passed away this week. His courage in opposing the suppression of climate knowledge during the Bush Administration leads us to consider what it means to be courageous in the face of climate change. Is such courage for great men only, or do we all need courage?

Here are some of the links we discussed:

Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist that the United States put a price on carbon.

Thanks for listening.

…Ted McIntyre

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Ballot Questions for All: The Climate Hawk’s Companion Podcast

In this episode, we evaluate November’s ballot questions from a Climate Hawk’s perspective, and draw lessons applicable across the country. We talk with commentator D.R. Tucker and Citizens Climate Lobby’s Gary Rucinski about both the Bottle Bill (Question 2) and the Gas Tax (Question 1.) Then we talk with Chris Manns, who is leading the fight in Metro-West Massachusetts for the “Vote Yes For Democracy” question that reverses the Citizens United decision.

Here are some links to:

The following links provide information on the move to amend the constitution in response to the Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United decision:

A top-level discussion of the statewide ballot questions is here.

Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist that the United States put a price on carbon.

Thanks for listening.

…Ted McIntyre

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A Hero in Our Time- The Climate Notes Podcast

D.R. Tucker speaks about the courageous Rick Piltz, who passed away recently.

You can read more on DR’s blog at http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2014_10/the_face_of_courage052536.php

Check out the links at our blog, http://massclimateaction.wordpress.com or our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/massclimateaction.

Thanks for listening!

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Threat Multiplication: The Climate Minute Podcast

Here are some links to the DOD report on climate and our military, Exxon’s anti-divestment blog calling the movement out-of-touch, the original of Paul Krugman’s article, with a reply by Dave Roberts at GRIST and a link to the Post-Carbon Institute website.

Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist that the United States put a price on carbon.

Thanks for listening.

…Ted McIntyre

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A Natural Disaster- Climate Notes (PODCAST)

The Boston Globe has apparently embraced the conventional wisdom that natural gas is the miracle cure for our energy woes. Let’s hope the paper’s future coverage of energy issues includes the perspectives of those who recognize that natural gas isn’t all that it’s fracked up to be.

The link to the original editorial:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2014/10/04/renewables-are-new-england-future-but-gas-pipelines-still-needed/1tpsRSYaMioGdeg8k9R2rM/story.html

Links to the LTE:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2014/10/11/importing-natural-gas-not-bridge-secure-energy-future/fj8l9fOaOQGNcfl5Aux1MI/story.html

http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2014/10/11/importing-natural-gas-not-bridge-secure-energy-future/fj8l9fOaOQGNcfl5Aux1MI/story.html

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