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Professor Nancy Maclean – Episode #29 The Koch Effect Geoversiv – Earth Intelligence

 Nancy Maclean is the decorated Duke University professor of history and award-winning author of Democracy in Chains: the Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America.  In this episode Professor Maclean traces the threads that connect the powerful influence of Charles and David Koch and their rise to power.  The story connects the Koch dynasty and its affiliated "think tanks," as well as its mouth-pieces in Congress, to a steady, but frightening effort to destroy our notion of democracy and majority rule.  The telling is ladened with deep research on what Koch enterprises are doing to the country with the ultimate goal of rewriting the US Constitution with the likely outcome, if successful, of creating an oligarchy of the rich.You will learn why the name Koch is first on the list of science deniers and purveyors of untruths in the fight against climate change.  If the Koch stealth plan succeeds, the voice of the people will be silenced and government will serve only the interests of the rich, according to Professor Maclean's acclaimed findings.
  1. Professor Nancy Maclean – Episode #29 The Koch Effect
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  5. Dr. Benjamin Santer-Part II -Episode 026

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News & Reporting

Ep 26 – Dr. Benjamin Santer, Part 2: Climbing toward the light

In Part 2 of our interview with Dr. Benjamin Santer, we examine what happens when access to science is denied, and the responsibility each of us has to resist disinformation and demand that reason and evidence inform the decisions that shape our world.  How well do we know our planet?  As climate disruption imposes more […]

Climate protection is a human right

Last week, Germany’s Constitutional Court reported that it had found climate protection to be a basic human right. That ruling sets a vital new precedent, because it stands on the foundation of a need to avoid preventable harm. The legal infrastructure for climate action connects to basic rights, because evidence shows climate disruption constitutes potentially devastating but […]

Ep 25 – Dr. Benjamin Santer, Part 1: Finding climate fingerprints

Dr. Benjamin D. Santer is one of the most decorated and published climate scientists in the world. Most of his historic work has taken place at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. He holds a Ph.D. in Climatology from the University of East Anglia, England. He spent five years at the Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology in […]

Ep 22 – A discussion about Environmental Justice with Tina Johnson

Tina Johnson is the director of the National Black Environmental Justice Network and is Principal of Johnson Strategy & Development Consultants, which works with a broad international network including groups from Europe and the U.S, top NGOs, governments, international foundations, and businesses. She specializes in U.S. and international Climate Change Policy, diplomacy, international climate change […]

Carbon club of nations needed to achieve global climate resilience

In 1992, nearly 200 nations approved the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It mandated that nations work together “to prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system”. Historically high-polluting industrial countries were given special responsibility to lead the transition to climate-smart energy and economics.  29 years later, the 26th annual Conference of the Parties […]

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The Geoversiv Earth Intelligence podcast is your window into the frontier work of imagining, designing, forging, and securing a future of sustainable health and resilience, open to all. Legendary investigative journalist and long-time television news anchor Don Shelby is the host and executive producer of Geoversiv Earth Intelligence. The lead contributors are Myra Jackson and Joe Robertson.