Center for Progressive Reform Member Scholar and University of Minnesota law professor Alexandra Klass talks with host Rob Verchick to connect the dots among public lands, energy resources, and climate change. They discuss how land use makes powering our societies possible and the role of the federal government in developing renewable energy resources.
Sharan Burrow of the International Trade Union Confederation discusses the importance of community involvement in policymaking, the need for a just transition away from a reliance on fossil fuels, the role of corporate and federal transparency in encouraging the confidence of workers and unions, and the feasibility of the Green New Deal.
Shalini Vajjhala of re:focus partners talks about the meaning of resilience, considers the impacts of environmental disaster on city infrastructure, and explores how communities can take proactive approaches to achieving long-term change.
Rachel Rye Butler of Greenpeace USA discusses North America's "Pipeline Wars." Learn how grassroots protests against proposed oil and gas pipelines relate to indigenous rights, environmental protection, economic growth, and climate change.
Kate Sears, a member of Marin County's Board of Supervisors, returns, joined by CPR's Tom McGarity to discuss litigation against greenhouse gas contributors.
Kate Sears, a member of the Board of Supervisors for Marin County, California, discusses a lawsuit brought by the county against oil and gas companies for climate change impacts that threaten the region. Also, Rob Verchick talks briefly with experts at a conference in Germany on disaster management and human culture.
CPR's Sid Shapiro and Katie Tracy discuss the challenges climate change poses for workers, now and in the future.
CPR's David Flores discusses toxic flooding and its relationship to climate change. Also, David Ossman and Judith Walcutt deliver a stylized audio op-ed: The Octopus in the Parking Garage.
Rob Verchick talks with CPR Member Scholar Laurie Ristino of Vermont Law School about the connections between climate change, food security, and policymaking tools like the Farm Bill that could be better used to promote sustainable agricultural practices.