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Climate Change Therapy - Ep. 15 - Gabe Gordon


Welcome back to Climate Change Therapy, the podcast where we force ourselves, through the constriction of this podcast medium, to talk about the urgent yet upsetting topic of climate change, and thus engage in a conversation of such intensity that is simply not practical or enjoyable to have in a more classic social setting. On today’s (1/18/20) episode, host Hank Felsman welcomes the educator and philosopher Gabe Gordon onto the program, to discuss climate change, urban planning, and other unrelated topics, including:

4:40 - Gabe’s participation in climate change activism activities over the past year

12:30 - The rise of climate change discourse into the cultural mainstream

18:45 - The epidemic of "eco-fatigue" developing in the young, and the importance of combating this by insisting on the importance of individual actions, even if they are but drops in the bucket, or votes in the ballot box

24:00 - Recycling decisions, such as whether to wash out a hummus container with hot water to prepare it for recycling, or to just throw out the hummus container to save the hot water

27:20 - Discussing a review of Naomi Klein’s new book On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal

32:50 - Understanding the cost, scale, and purpose of the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act introduced by Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in November 2019

48:00 - The federal budget of the United States, broken down

56:45 - The field of candidates in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary

1:31:50 - A quick word on the Australian bushfires

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