Environmental Justice -Tina Johnson – Episode 022 Geoversiv – Earth Intelligence

In this episode, a tough discussion of the realities of the systemic injustices baked into our system.  How bias affects not only climate change policies, but creates unnecessary and terrible burdens on minorities in the United States.  Our guest is Tina Johnson Director of the National Black Environmental Network and Principal of Johnson Strategy and Development Consultants.  Working with top US NGOs, the UN and international governments, she uses diplomacy, strategic development and advocacy on issues ranging from sustainability, food security and climate justice to pave a way forward for a more equitable existence – against entrenched forces and our own biases.  Tough words we all need to hear.  
  1. Environmental Justice -Tina Johnson – Episode 022
  2. Climate Finance and Policy – Dr. Sandra Guzman – Episode 021
  3. Natural Capital – Dr. Stephen Polasky -020
  4. Dr. Michael Mann Part Two – Episode 019
  5. Dr. Michael Mann Part One- Episode 018

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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 […]

G20 looks to align finance with people, planet & prosperity

The Group of 20 (G20) process is hosted this year by Italy. The Italian G20 Presidency is focusing on a “3P” approach—prioritizing people, planet, and prosperity in the design and deployment of COVID recovery plans.  The Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion met on March 24 and 25. According to the G20 newsroom:  The focus of the meeting was […]

Canada’s pollution pricing ruled constitutional

Canada has achieved a major win for the protection of people and Nature against extreme climate impacts.  On Thursday, Canada’s Supreme Court ruled by a clear majority that the federal government does have the power to enact a nationwide price on greenhouse gas pollution, noting that “global warming causes harm beyond provincial boundaries and that it is […]

Ep 19: Michael Mann, Part 2 – on avoiding the costs of climate pollution

This is Part 2 of our interview with Dr. Michael Mann. We have condensed and summarized the discussion below, with some passages fully quoted. For the full interview, please listen. Joe Robertson: Dr. Mann, we talked last time about damage and destabilization from climate change, that people are already having terrible experiences of extreme impacts. […]

Ep 18: Michael Mann on the new climate war

Dr. Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State , with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI). He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC). Dr. Mann was a Lead Author on the “Observed Climate Variability and […]


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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.