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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episode 29: The Sounds of Antarctica: A Sonic Expedition!

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episode 27: No Room for a Sinking Feeling with Hilda Heine

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episode 26: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast with Jonathan Safran Foer

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