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🏆 Top 8 Climate Podcasts from this Past Week

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⚡ Carbon & Energy

Podcast: Who's Saving The Planet?
Episode: “How to Turn Your Credit Card into a Force for Climate Prosperity”
Host: Lex Kiefhaber
Guest: Sanchali Pal | Founder & CEO | Joro
Category: ☁️ Carbon Reduction | Carbon Footprint
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 38 min | 🗓️ 07/05/2022

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[24:07] “Where the value of Joro is, we can connect your everyday actions you're already doing, your financial behavior that you're already engaging with, with carbon markets. We translate your current financial behavior in terms of your spending into carbon. And that can become a basis to partner with many other protocols. […] There's a lot of potential to use Joro as a way to connect to other vehicles, to be able to then monetize them and even use the value of the carbon that you've created in product.”

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Podcast: Tech4Climate
Episode: “Using Naturally Occurring Minerals for Direct Air Capture & Climate Justice”
Host: Guillaume De Dorlodot
Guest: Noah McQueen | Co-Founder | Heirloom
Category: 🌳 Carbon Capture | Carbon Mineralization
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 51 min | 🗓️ 06/25/2022

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[15:44] “The largest direct air capture plant [by Climeworks] currently removes about 4,000 tons of CO2 per year. […] But we emit roughly 35 gigatons of CO2 a year. So this means it takes roughly 4 seconds for us to emit the amount of carbon that we currently remove per year using direct air capture. So I think this really emphasizes the need for rapid scaling of these systems coupled to continued innovation.”

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Podcast: The Carbon Copy
Episode: “How Bad is the Supreme Court’s Decision on Climate?”
Host: Stephen Lacey
Guest: Niina Farah | Climate Law & Policy Reporter | E&E News
Category: 💬 Opinion | SCOTUS & Climate
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 17 min | 🗓️ 07/01/2022

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[7:08] NF: “What the Supreme Court said was that EPA had acted outside its authority under the Clean Air Act to use generation shifting, which is shifting from fossil fuel based energy sources to renewable energy sources as the foundation of its regulatory approach. And it said, it used what's known as the major questions doctrine as the basis for that. […] It's this legal theory that agencies while they generally get discretion from courts in how they interpret their authority under laws, in the case where you have a regulation that's really politically or economically significant, Congress needs to speak clearly to want to delegate that power to agencies. So in this case, EPA didn't have a clear mandate under the Clean Air Act from Congress to use generation shifting specifically to create a regulation.”

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Podcast: Hot Buttons
Episode: “Is Recycled Plastic Clothing a Lie?”
Hosts: Christina Binkley, Rachel Kibbe & Shilla Kim-Parker
Category: ☁️ Carbon Reduction | Recycled Plastic Clothing
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 41 min | 🗓️ 06/30/2022

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[9:10] RK: “Once a plastic goes into a textile, whether it's virgin plastic or recycled plastic from bottles, […] we don't have the infrastructure or the sorting capabilities, or any of the technology at scale to turn that back into a new textile. But even though we're only recycling about 10% of our plastics, we do have the recycling infrastructure at a much greater scale to recycle bottles back into bottles.”

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Podcast: My Climate Journey
Episode: Expert Forecasting for Energy Companies
Host: Cody Simms
Guest: Titiaan Palazzi | Co-Founder & COO | Myst
Category: ⚡ Renewable Energy | Energy Forecasting
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 35 min | 🗓️ 06/30/2022

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[18:33] “The vision we see for the company is that we are a layer in the tech stack […]. So any company operating in electricity markets in the next 10 years, needs to have predictive power. And we can offer that to them. Very much like a company might use Stripe or Shopify to enable their online payments or store. And that generic technology approach allows us to unblock parts of the things that need to be in place for the energy transition to happen.”

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Podcast: CleanTechies
Episode: “Solving Heat Loss on a City Scale”
Host: Silas Mähner
Guest: James Henry | Director of Growth & Sustainability | MyHEAT
Category: ⚡ Energy | Heat Maps
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 56 min | 🗓️ 07/02/2022

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[6:17] “We're all about energy made visible. The world wastes more energy per year than it actually uses. There's a lot of inefficiencies in that chain from energy production to consumption. And a lot of energy ends up getting wasted, but it's kind of an invisible problem. You don't see it and if you don't see it, you don't think about it. And it makes it hard to tackle.”

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💧 Food & Water

Podcast: Climavores
Episode: “It’s not the 'How,' it’s the Cow”
Hosts: Tamar Haspel & Mike Grunwald
Category: 🍏 Sustainable Food | Beef & Climate
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 37 min | 🗓️ 06/28/2022

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[9:57] MG: “The big problem is the land use. […] Nearly 50% of all agricultural land is used to run cattle that provide about 3% of global calories. And it's not just a little bit worse than chicken, it's 4 to 12 times worse, depending on how you do the math. It's not just worse than your beloved lentils, it's like 20 to 60 times worse. It is by far the leading source of deforestation around the world. And […] deforestation is already 10% of our carbon emissions and it's growing more. So again, when people talk about food as a problem, a remarkably disproportionate percentage of it is beef.”

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Podcast: Food with Mark Bittman
Episode: “How Purposeful Farming Can Change Everything”
Host: Mark Bittman
Guests: Liz Carlisle | Assistant Professor | UC Santa Barbara,
Mai Nguyen | Activist & Latrice Tatsey | Ecologist
Category: 🍏 Sustainable Food | Farming
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 46 min | 🗓️ 07/05/2022

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[4:17] LC: “I've been really concerned for a long time about the degree to which agriculture contributes to climate change. The estimates range from a quarter to a third of global greenhouse gas emissions […]. And at the same time, I've been really excited about the idea that we could shift agriculture from a climate problem to a climate solution. And that because in agriculture, we partner with plants, those plants can draw carbon dioxide down from the atmosphere and replace it in the soil. So that all of those hundreds of years of you know plowing and releasing carbon dioxide to the atmosphere […] could all be healed in a sense through regenerative agriculture.”

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