• 01:04

    Climate Action with Russell Greene

    in Politics Progressive

    Russell's guests are Rev. Lennox Yearwood and RL Miller.


    Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, is a minister, community activist and one of the most influential people in Hip Hop political life. He works tirelessly to encourage the Hip Hop generation to utilize its political and social voice.


    In 2010 he was named one of the 100 most powerful African Americans by Ebony Magazine, and one of the 10 Game Changers in the Green movement by the Huffington Post. In 2008, Rev Yearwood created the Hip Hop Caucus’ “Respect My Vote!” campaign with celebrity spokespeople T.I. and Keyshia Cole, which turned out record numbers of young people on Election Day.


    RL Miller blogs on climate; founded SuperPAC Climate Hawks Vote to elect - and hold accountable - politicians who prioritize the climate challenge; is elected chair of California Democratic Party’s Environmental Caucus; and practices law and keeps chickens. Climate Hawks Vote hatched in June 2014, made 17 endorsements in primaries and general election races in 2014, and won at least 10 - a very positive record made possible through its emphasis on fieldwork rather than big-spending ads. 


     

  • 01:15

    Climate Action With Russell Greene

    in Politics Progressive

    Climate Action With Russell Greene


    Understanding the Fifth UN IPCC Predicament and Response


    The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was finalized in 2014.


    Join me with my guest Atmospheric Scientist Peter Kalmus this Sunday to discuss what the report tells us and how we each may choose to respond.


    Peter Kalmus is an atmospheric scientist studying the role of clouds in global warming. After graduating from Harvard with a physics degree, he worked for four years as a computer programmer on Wall Street before returning to science and earning his PhD in physics from Columbia University. After five years as an astrophysicist at Caltech, he switched fields into atmospheric science.



    Being the father of two young boys motivates him to explore how we can appropriately respond -- as individuals -- to the massive problem of global warming. One of the many things he's done is to almost completely stop burning fossil fuels himself, by examining his own life and replacing fossil-fueled activities with bicycling, driving on veggie oil, remote participation in meetings, and a fossil-fuel-free diet. He calls this ongoing process of self-examination and self-change "be-cycling," and he says it makes him happier.

  • 01:03

    Climate Action With Russell Greene

    in Politics Progressive

    Climate Action With Russell Greene.


    This week, Russell welcomes:


    Gwynne Taraska of the Center for American Progress who  joined us last week from Lima, Peru as the Conference of Parties was set to begin. She’ll join us again this Sunday to discuss the outcomes. Gwynne has expertise in natural gas issues, including the climate implications of LNG exports and the use of natural gas in the U.S. electricity sector. She also has expertise in international climate negotiations and recently has focused on market mechanisms for climate adaptation. She  has a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, where she specialized in non-classical logics.


    L. Hunter Lovins is an award winning voice in sustainable business and regenerative economics. Can business be part of the solution to the climate crisis? Hunter is President of Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS) a Colorado non-profit that educates senior decision makers in the business case for a Regenerative Economy. Trained as a sociologist and lawyer (JD), Hunter is a professor of sustainable business management at Bard College, and Denver University; and the chief insurgent of the Madrone Project. Named a Master at the Chinese De Tao Academy, she recently helped launch the Institute for Green Investment in Shanghai.


    Emily Wurth, Food and Water Watch's Water Program Director. She's a regular participant at PDA's Progressive Round Tables in Washington, DC. She will discuss Rep. Mark Pocan's new legislation to protect public lands from fracking. Emily conducts research and promotes policies at the local, state and federal level to help protect the nation’s water systems as public assets, and to safeguard the country’s water resources. Emily has a B.A. in international studies and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She can be reached at ewurth(at)fwwatch(dot)org.

  • 01:04

    Damien Luzzo - Climate Justice Activist

    in Current Events

    Talkupy with Annie Lindstrom welcomes climate justice activist Damien Luzzo to the show on Tuesday January 20 at 2 pm ET. We will talk about the need for climate justice and his experience taking part in direct actions with Utah Tar Sands Resistance last summer, which aimed to put a halt to the first tar sands mining project in the U.S.


    For more information on Damien go to his Facebook or Twitter page @damienLuzzo. For more information on the Utah Tar Sands Resistance go to the group's Web site or Facebook page.

  • 01:02

    Climate Action With Russell Greene

    in Politics Progressive

    People Demanding Action (PDA) Climate Radio with Russell Greene 


    Join Russell and Dr. Gwynne Taraska as they discuss the objectives and potential for the climate summit in Lima, Peru. Russell and Professor Isabella Velicogna will also discuss the melting glaciers in West Antarctica. Then, Steve Andrews will join Russell to discuss big-energy-picture issues.


    Dr. Gwynne Taraska--Senior Policy Advisor, Center for American Progress--specializes in U.S. and international climate and energy policy for American Progress. She is also the research director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University. Dr. Taraska has expertise in natural gas issues, including the climate implications of LNG exports and the use of natural gas in the U.S. electricity sector. She also has expertise in international climate negotiations and recently has focused on market mechanisms for climate adaptation. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.


    Prof. Isabella Velicogna--Associate Professor, Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine, School of Physical Sciences--is a Senior Scientist with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Prof. Velicogna has also been an Adjunct Professor, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES), University of Colorado and an Adjunct Professor, National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Trieste, Italy, 1999, in Applied Geophysics.


    Steve Andrews co-founded the Association for the Study of Peak Oil-USA (ASPO-USA), a non-profit, non-partisan education organization. He has been publicly speaking about big-energy-picture issues since 1996. He advised utilities, builders, architects, home owners, cities, state agencies, and public TV. He taught university-level classes, wrote 400 articles, columns, and technical reports for Dept. of Energy, etc

  • 01:04

    Climate Action With Russell Greene

    in Politics Progressive

    People Demanding Action Radio with Russell Greene


    Join Russell and his guests: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and tzcuauhtli Martinez


    Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is a fourteen-year-old indigenous environmental activist and youth rapper. He is the Youth Director of Earth Guardians and has organized rallies, actions, demonstrations and events globally. Today, he will join us to discuss the Earth Guardians' Climate Silence Strike. See: www.earthguardians.org


    Xiuhtezcatl’s younger brother and rapping partner, 11-year-old Itzcuauhtli Martinez took a vow of silence to demand leaders take action on climate change. We will explore the intensity of that commitment and how we can all play a part to ensure his silence is thunderous.  See: www.climatesilencenow.org

  • 01:11

    The Climate Science Behind New England’s Historic Blizzard

    in Politics Progressive

    "Another epic blizzard is bearing down on New England. There is a “big part” played by “human-induced climate change,” especially warming-fueled ocean temperatures, according to Dr. Kevin Trenberth, former head of the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.


    I asked Dr. Trenberth to comment on the role climate change has on this latest storm, which is forecast to set records. He explained:


    The number 1 cause of this is that it is winter. In winter it is cold over the continent. But it is warm over the oceans and the contrast between the cold continent and the warm Gulf Stream and surrounding waters is increasing. At present sea surface temperatures are more the 2F above normal over huge expanses (1000 miles) off the east coast and water vapor in the atmosphere is about 10% higher as a result. About half of this can be attributed to climate change."   http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/01/26/3615330/blizzards-climate-scientists/

  • 01:02

    Climate Action with Russell Greene

    in Politics Progressive

    Russell welcomes guests R.L. Miller and Lance Simmens to discuss last Tuesday’s election results and what they mean for the climate movement. 


    RL Miller blogs on climate; founded SuperPAC Climate Hawks Vote to elect - and hold accountable - politicians who prioritize the climate challenge; is elected chair of California Democratic Party’s Environmental Caucus; and practices law and keeps chickens. Climate Hawks Vote hatched in June 2014, made 17 endorsements in primaries and general election races in 2014, and won at least 10 - a very positive record made possible through its emphasis on fieldwork rather than big-spending ads


    Lance Simmens has spent nearly four decades involved in the arenas of politics government, public policy, and public interest advocacy.   He has served in senior level positions in two Presidential administrations, for two US Senators, the US Senate Budget Committee, two Governors, and the US Conference of Mayors.  He has an insider’s view of the way the system works and a unique understanding of the interactions between Federal, state and local government.   For the last two decades he has been intimately involved in environmental issues beginning with his role in helping to establish the Federal Government’s first Office of Sustainable Development during the Clinton Administration.  

  • 00:34

    Climate Change March in NYC

    in Politics

    Bill Reinhardt, Town Board Member in Bethlehem N,Y talks about the Climate Change March in NYC
     

  • 01:13

    Ted Glick - Chesapeake Climate Action Network

    in Current Events

    Dedicating his life to the progressive social change movement, Ted Glick currently focuses on the climate crisis through writing, speaking and activism. 


    Talkupy Radio with Annie Lindstrom welcomes Ted, National Campaign Coordinator of Chesapeake Climate Action Network, to the show on Tuesday Dec. 9 at 11 am ET.


    We will discuss the climate crisis and what we need to do during the next two years to turn things around. We'll also talk about what it takes to build movements to tackle specific issues and spark transformational change worldwide.


    For more information on Ted go to tedglick.com or Facebook.


     


     


     

  • 00:59

    Gaius Publius and Michael Mann on Climate

    in Science

    Guest host Gaius Publius discusses climate change with Dr. Michael Mann. Gaius has written extensively on climate issues at AmericaBlog and Naked Capitalism. Gaius' write-up of Dr. Mann's Scientific American article, discussed in the interview, is here. The article itself is here. 


    Gaius and Dr. Mann discussed the three most critical topics in climate activism today — Is two degrees warming too much? Is there any remaining "carbon budget" as the IPCC implies? How do we defeat the Big Money ogre standing in the way of our future?

    Dr. Michael Mann is Distinguished Professor and Director of the “Earth System Science Center” at Penn State University, and the lead author of a 1999 paper that included what later became famous as the "hockey stick graph," a reconstruction of Northern Hemisphere temperatures for the past 1000 years. It shows a mainly flat line of temperature from the year 1000 through about 1900 — like the stem of a hockey stick — then an almost 90 degree uptick, like the blade of a hockey stick. 

    The diagram caught the public imagination. Michael Mann has detailed his battle against right-wing retaliation for "catching the public's imagination," in his 2012 book "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines".

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