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Climate Change Therapy - Ep. 17 - Alex Greer

Welcome back to Climate Change Therapy, the podcast where we force ourselves to talk about the critical yet often-avoided topic of climate change, because it’s important such conversations be given platforms to exist, and because our daily lives are typically too busy with unrelated personal dramas to discuss such upsetting global matters in satisfying enough depth to constitute proper therapy. On today’s (2/1/20) episode, host Hank Felsman welcomes the financial philosopher, non-profit accountant, and aspiring prosecutor Alex Greer onto the program, to discuss climate change and unrelated topics, including:

3:45 - The conversations Alex has about climate change, at work and outside work

8:00 - Humpback whales being spotted in the Hudson River

11:45 - The impact of climate change and economic development pressures on an already water-scarce region in Kenya, per a recent Human Rights Watch report

30:00 - Unknown long-term effects of contemporary technology on health and the environment, including cell phones, Teflon, and chemicals

34:15 - The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico

40:20 - Extremely abstruse (difficult to understand) discussion on economists, including job transition in the energy sector, Keynes vs Milton Friedman, inequality, and jobs created by government spending

(Disclaimer: Hank understands 5% of this)

1:01:15 - Segment: Rate that Policy! (Rapid-fire) feat. Universal basic income, Medicare for all, Free college tuition, Carbon Tax

1:08:00 - Greer’s career change, from non-profit accountant to aspiring financial crimes prosecutor

1:23:25 - BlackRock’s big announcement to account for climate change, reasons for optimism, and reasons for pessimism

1:57:55 - Memories in nature, including blizzards, leaf piles, and nice gentle summer rains

2:07:15 - Segment: How Guilty Do You Feel About This Activity? feat. flying, making tea, ordering off Amazon, and so much more

Listen here (mobile) or in the player below:




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