Outrage and Optimism

Face the climate crisis head on, but understand that we have the power to solve this. From former UN Chief Christiana Figueres and the team who brought you the Paris Agreement, this podcast about issues and politics will inform you, inspire you and help you realize that this is the most exciting time in history to be alive.

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With a little too much going on in the world of climate change, we try something new this week with Christiana, Paul, and Tom each bringing something they are outraged by or optimistic for. Later, we hear from American novelist, Jonathan Safran Foer....


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episode 23: Innovating Breakthroughs with Sir Richard Branson


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episode 22: The Calm Before The Summit with Amina J. Mohammed


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episode 20: Adaptation is Survival with Emma Howard Boyd


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episode 19: Climate Justice is Social Justice with Isra Hirsi


This week, as Greta arrives in New York after her 2 week long sailing journey to the UN, Christiana, Paul, and Tom weigh in on how the world is feeling a collective shift in momentum from national movements to global movements. Later on in the episode...


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episode 18: Getting Outraged by Lies with Bill Nye


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BONUS: Outrage and Optimism on The BBC


This week we bring you a bonus episode of an interview we did on the BBC Radio. We talk the origins of Tom, Paul, and Christiana's everlasting friendship and how we got former Prime Minister of the UK, Theresa May, on the podcast. Kind of fun to flip...


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