FM #800 - Making Sense of Climate #9 - 05/12/22

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This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Ted McIntyre, Franklin resident and climate activist. We recorded this via the Zoom conference bridge Thursday, May 12, 2022.

Ted helps me “make sense of climate” and we hope this helps with your understanding as well.

If you have climate questions or Franklin specific climate questions, send them in and we’ll try to answer them in a future session

The recording runs about 48 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Ted McIntyre as he helps me “make sense of climate.”

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Articles referenced

The MA Legislature needs to step in.

https://commonwealthmagazine.org/opinion/spending-billions-fixing-gas-system-makes-no-sense/

Healey files to reject DPU plan crafted by utilities

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/05/12/science/two-years-after-asking-future-gas-investigation-healey-asks-state-reject-results/

Example of $$ co-opting perhaps legitimate local concerns. MA needs to build its own power… but this is a threat to managing the grid plan on a national level

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/06/climate/hydro-quebec-maine-clean-energy.html

Environs fought building stuff in 1970, but now want to build stuff,. how manage???

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/13/opinion/berkeley-enrollment-climate-crisis.html

Theoharides goes to German wind company

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/05/06/science/theoharides-announces-new-position-offshore-wind-industry/

https://commonwealthmagazine.org/energy/theoharides-takes-us-offshore-wind-job-for-german-company/

This is an equity issue (only a tiny fraction of humans will ever fly) and a challenge to linear thinking. Would the sun still come up if you couldn’t get to Beijing in 12 hours?

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/10/just-one-of-50-aviation-industry-climate-targets-met-study-finds

See the page that collects the “Making Sense of Climate” episodes -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/02/making-sense-of-climate-collection.html

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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.

This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors
  • If you don't like something here, please let me know

Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/

If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com

The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

I hope you enjoy!

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