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🏆 Top 10 Climate Podcasts from this Past Week

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⚡ Carbon & Energy

Podcast: The Carbon Copy
Episode: “The Climate Wild Card: Permafrost”
Host: Stephen Lacey
Guest: Dr. Sue Natali | Climate Arctic Program Director | Woodwell Climate Research Center
Category: ☁️ Carbon | Permafrost
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 22 min | 🗓️ 07/13/2022

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[1:15] SN: “Permafrost stores a massive amount of carbon, it's about 1.5 trillion tons of carbon. So every tree and every forest on the planet, it's three times more carbon than that, that's stored in permafrost. And almost twice as much carbon is stored in permafrost than is in the atmosphere.”

Podcast: Climate 21
Episode: “China - Climate Hero, or Climate Villain?”
Host: Tom Raftery
Guest: Daniel Berger | Partner | EAC
Category: 💬 Opinion | China & Climate
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 28 min | 🗓️ 07/06/2022

Selected Quote:

[5:50] “China is accounting at the moment for 30% of the global greenhouse gas emissions. […] The GDP global share of China is 18%. So it's an over proportionate pollution on GDP generated. However, […] the per capita emission is rather low, around 7 tonnes, compared to the US [where] it's about 14-15 tonnes.

Podcast: Columbia Energy Exchange
Episode: “Political Shifts & Latin America's Energy Future”
Host: Bill Loveless
Guest: Dr. Mauricio Cárdenas | Visiting Professor | Columbia
Category: ⚡Energy | Latin America
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 46 min | 🗓️ 07/12/2022

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[15:10] MC: “Colombia, especially in the oil and gas front, is a country with significant production, but very low reserves. So Columbia needs to keep exploring to maintain a certain level of production, because you need to increase reserves every year at least by the same amount that you produce. So if we don't explore, the possibility of sustaining production is very limited. […] If you stop exploring today, it is very likely that within the next five years, Colombia will no longer be an oil exporter and it will need to import oil. And the issue of losing our self sufficiency is concerning.

Podcast: My Climate Journey
Episode: Smart EV Charging Network
Host: Cody Simms
Guest: Mohit Yadav | Co-Founder & CEO | BOLT
Category: ⚡ Renewable Energy | EV Charging
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 50 min | 🗓️ 07/07/2022

Selected Quote:

[4:23] “We build technology that can make any vehicle smart. So it's like an Android for EVs. EVs are just like computers on wheels, and people who want software based-features, like we've seen this with Tesla and cars, [can have] that in two wheelers as well. When I talk about infrastructure, […] we already have the largest peer to peer charging network in India, with more than 10,000 charging points in 100+ cities, and we are growing rapidly.”

Podcast: The Energy Gang
Episode: “The Future of Cleantech”
Host: Ed Crooks
Guests: Tom Deitrich | CEO | Itron &
Tom Rand | Co-Founder | ArcTern Ventures
Category: 💬 Opinion | Cleantech
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 39 min | 🗓️ 07/08/2022

Selected Quote:

[20:37] TR: “It was lonely in cleantech even three or four years ago. There were maybe five funds in North America that invested in the space. It's 80 now. You got giant hedge funds, COTU and Tiger, who, as far as I can tell, are never climate hawks, but they're at the table with a lot of capital. […] When you have non climate hawks moving aggressively to take positions […] means that they see this transition is now being inevitable.“

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💧 Food & Water

Podcast: Climavores
Episode: “The Rise & Fall of Plant-Based Meat”
Hosts: Tamar Haspel & Mike Grunwald
Category: 🍏 Sustainable Food | Plant-Based Meat
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 43 min | 🗓️ 07/12/2022

Selected Quote:

[40:04] MG: “Americans eat way too much. We average three burgers a week. […] We should be skipping a few trips to the drive thru, if we care about the climate, and if we care about our bodies, too. But the third world needs more meat. And I think there's a real possibility that you can imagine if they can get the price down, going straight to plant-based meat.”

Podcast: waterloop
Episode: “Your Water Footprint”
Host: Travis Loop
Guest: Kai Olson-Sawyer | Senior Research and Policy Analyst | GRACE Communications Foundation
Category: 🔬 Research | Water Footprint
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 21 min | 🗓️ 07/11/2022

Selected Quote:

[10:12] “We have to understand that the way we use water is going to have to change with the climate.”

Podcast: The Consumer VC
Episode: Making the World a Better Place with Food
Host: Mike Gelb
Guests: Seth Goldman & Spike Mendelsohn | Co-Founders | Eat The Change & PLNT Burger
Category: 🍏 Sustainable Food | Plant-Based Food
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 38 min | 🗓️ 05/26/2022

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[20:31] SG: “57% of all agricultural production is soy, wheat, potatoes, corn, rice, and sugarcane. […] If we're serious about biodiversity, let's leave those out of all of our recipes.”

Podcast: TSC: Him & Her Podcast
Episode: Water Quality, Bottled Water & Minerals
Hosts: Lauryn Evarts & Michael Bosstick
Guest: Robert Slovak | Water Scientist
Category: 🗣️ Opinion | Water Quality
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 55 min | 🗓️ 07/07/2022

Selected Quote:

[45:41] “For the last 10 years, I've been a foe of the alkaline water fad. […] pH is an irrelevant parameter when it comes to water. […] Do not waste your money on just high pH water. Now, if you tell me […] my water not only has high pH, but it has enough buffering alkalinity to neutralize acid, that's okay.”

Podcast: (don't) Waste Water!
Episode: “How to Mitigate 4 Shades of Water Risk through Impact Investing”
Host: Antoine Walter
Guest: John Robinson | Partner & Co-Founder | Mazarine Ventures
Category: 🗣️ Opinion | Investing in Water
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 57 min | 🗓️ 07/06/2022

Selected Quote:

[52:39] “The trend to watch out for in the water sector is opportunities outside of what is traditionally defined as the water sector. […] Two examples […] [are] snowpack forecasting […] [and] irrigation efficiency technologies. […] All of those are outside of municipalities and industrial water/ wastewater.”

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