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Youth Activists -Episode 30 Geoversiv – Earth Intelligence

Kathryn Kaiser and Clara Garner are high-achieving high school seniors with big college plans.  They are also inexhaustibly energetic in the youth movement designed to change adults' future-vision.  Organized under the ClimateGeneration mantle and the YEA program (Youth Environmental Activists), they meet, and often graciously confront, legislators, city council members and anyone who will listen to them.  Their message is simple:  We are here and you need to pay attention to us, because we will soon be voting.  The message, never spoken, is clear:  "Do the right thing when it comes to climate change laws, regulations and policy, or you won't be in office when we become adults.  You will be charmed by these two young women, and if you are like the hosts of this podcast, you will come away with a sense of peace and comfort knowing there are hundreds of thousands of young people like them who are willing to put it all on the line for what they know is their futures, currently in the hands of men and women who fail youth at their public peril. 
  1. Youth Activists -Episode 30
  2. Professor Nancy Maclean – Episode #29 The Koch Effect
  3. Susan Joy Hassol – The Common Language of Climate Change – 028
  4. Dr. Jessica Hellmann – Geoengineering Caution-027
  5. Dr. Edward Maibach – Communicating Climate -023- 4/16/21

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News & Reporting

Ep 29: Nancy MacLean on ‘Democracy in Chains’

Nancy MacLean is the William H. Chafe Distinguished Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University. Her book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, a finalist for the National Book Award in Nonfiction, was described by Booklist as “perhaps the best explanation to date of the […]

Ep 27: Dr. Jessica Hellmann on ecosystems, resilience, and financing the future

Jessica Hellmann is the director of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment and the Ecolab Chair in Environmental Leadership. Hellmann also is the Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Bennett Chair in Excellence in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior in the College of Biological Sciences. She served as research director of the  […]

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 […]

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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.