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🏆 Top 8 Climate Podcasts from this Past Week

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⚡ Carbon & Energy

Podcast: My Climate Journey
Episode: Doubling the Range of EVs
Host: Cody Simms
Guest: Mujeeb Ijaz | Founder & CEO | ONE
Category: ⚡ Renewable Energy | EVs
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 43 min | 🗓️ 07/21/2022

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[40:30] MI: "In summary, what ONE is going after is we want to double the range of electric vehicles, doing it without using nickel and cobalt, and develop a North American supply chain."

Podcast: Columbia Energy Exchange
Episode: "The Gas Crisis Deepens"
Host: Jason Bordoff
Guests: Anne-Sophie Corbeau & Dr. Tatiana Mitrova | Center on Global Energy Policy
Category: ⚡Energy | Gas Crisis
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 57 min | 🗓️ 07/19/2022

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[15:23] AC: "What is really, really frustrating for me is that we have been at economic war with Russia for almost five months, and people have not been looking at the demand side of the equation. [...] We needed to talk about energy efficiency, about conservation, [...] about really doing something concrete a long time ago. [...] I don't think the governments have been really telling citizens, this is the worst energy crisis probably of your lives. [...] And it's not only about natural gas, it's about power, because for every single kilowatt of power that you're generating, if you're using gas, you need two units of gas."

Podcast: The Daily
Episode: "Broken Climate Pledges & Europe’s Heat Wave"
Host: Michael Barbaro
Guest: Somini Sengupta | International Climate Reporter | The New York Times
Category: 📰 News | Climate Change
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 26 min | 🗓️ 07/19/2022

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[6:35] SS: "Two weeks ago, the European Parliament voted to classify gas as a "green fuel". Gas is actually a fossil fuel, it's not green. Its principal component is methane, which is a gas that warms up the Earth's atmosphere really, really quickly. [...] It basically greenlights a bunch of new gas projects and makes them eligible for cheap loans, and in some cases, public subsidies. So in reality, this means more new gas projects and it means that Europe will prolong its reliance on gas."

Podcast: Hot Buttons
Episode: "H&M’s Sustainability Deception"
Hosts: Christina Binkley, Rachel Kibbe & Shilla Kim-Parker
Guest: Amanda Shendruk | Journalist | Quartz
Category: 💬 Opinion | Greenwashing
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 42 min | 🗓️ 07/21/2022

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[16:23] AS: "The SAC, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, which is the caretaker of the Higg Index, one of the founding members was H&M. And so it benefits H&M to uphold this metric. And there are hundreds of the world's largest fashion companies that fund and are members of the SAC. [...] There's a huge conflict of interest."

Podcast: The Carbon Copy
Episode: "Are Biden’s Climate Ambitions in Congress Dead?"
Host: Stephen Lacey
Guests: Katherine Hamilton | Chair | 38 North Solutions &
Sam Ricketts | Co-Founder | Evergreen Action
Category: 💬 Opinion | Climate Bill
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 25 min | 🗓️ 07/19/2022

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[23:07] KH: "Joe Manchin went to Davos and talked about how important [climate policy] was. So I do think it erodes trust. [...] The political will of our elected officials is not where it needs to be. And remember, it's not just Joe Manchin. It's 50 members of the US Senate [that] do not want to pass climate legislation. [...] Half of the people that are elected to run our highest body legislatively, do not want climate action. And that says a lot about where our country is right now."

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💧 Food & Water

Podcast: Climavores
Episode: "Are Vertical Farms a Real Solution?"
Hosts: Tamar Haspel & Mike Grunwald
Category: 🍏 Sustainable Food | Vertical Farms
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 33 min | 🗓️ 07/19/2022

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[13:07] MG: "If you used all of the renewable energy that we have in the United States right now, so that's every solar panel, every wind turbine, comes out to more than 400 gigawatts, you could power vertical farms that could reliably grow 5% of the US tomato crop."

Podcast: Climate Biz
Episode: Ditch Cows for Oats
Hosts: Denise Odaro & Shari Friedman
Guest: Ashley Allen | Chief Sustainability Officer | Oatly
Category: 🍏 Sustainable Food | Plant-Based Milk
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 42 min | 🗓️ 07/20/2022

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[17:22] AA: "In Europe for about 130 of our products, we have the product level carbon equivalent footprint, either on packing [...] or there are a few markets or a few items where it has to be put on the web instead. [...] We then take the next step of trying to use those numbers to drive a dialogue. So one great example of this is in Germany, we had this campaign a year or two ago called "Hey, Bundestag" (German Parliament) [...]. And we had a campaign to the Bundestag in Germany to call for them to make climate footprints mandatory for products in Germany. And we felt like where the conversation was in Germany among people and among the government was at kind of an advanced stage that was ready for that kind of call to action."

Podcast: Tech4Climate
Episode: "Can you Drink Avocado Seeds? Yes indeed!"
Host: Guillaume De Dorlodot
Guest: Sheetal Bahirat | Founder & CEO | Hidden Gems
Category: 🍏 Sustainable Food | Food Waste
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 1 hr | 🗓️ 07/21/2022

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[16:58] SB: "Food waste [...] currently is the number one contributor to climate change. And if it was a country [...] it's going to be the third most polluting country in the world. [...]. And a large part of why we even have food waste is because we just don't have the logistical resources to move food from place to place in time. [...] Then there's food waste at the customer level, [...] the industry of that manufacturers' food [...] and then there's wastage at the farm level."

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