In his "Connect the Dots" series of podcasts, CPR President Rob Verchick interviews CPR Member Scholars and staff, as well as other experts on a variety of issue areas. His current series of interviews focuses on the impacts of climate change on a range of issues that might not be obvious, connecting the dots between climate and a host of other topics, including agriculture, workplace safety, community security and more. Click below to listen, download, or get more information on the topic of the show.
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Connect the Dots Podcast: Episode 7, February 2019:Pipeline Wars: 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. Listen.
The hydraulic fracturing and tar sands "revolution" in the United States and Canada has left new oil and gas pipelines traversing the lands of indigenous communities. The pipelines are dirty, polluting, dangerous, and built without local consent. CPR President Rob Verchick explores these mounting environmental injustices with Rachel Rye Butler, the head of the Democracy Campaign at Greenpeace. Get links and more on our show page.
Connect the Dots Podcast: Episode 6, September 2018: Fossil Fuels on Trial: Suing Oil Companies for Climate Change Disasters (Part 2): Marin County Board of Supervisors Member Kate Sears returns, joined by CPR's Tom McGarity to discuss litigation against greenhouse gas contributors. Listen.
Connect the Dots Podcast: Episode 5, September 2018: Fossil Fuels on Trial: Suing Oil Companies for Climate Change Disasters (Part 1): Marin County, California, Board of Supervisors Member Kate Sears about holding major greenhouse gas contributors accountable in the courts. Listen.
Connect the Dots Podcast: Episode 4, August 2018: Keeping Workers Safe in the Era of Climate Change: CPR'sSid Shapiro and Katie Tracy discuss the challenges climate change poses for workers, now and in the future. Listen.
Connect the Dots Podcast: Episode 3, July 2018: Preparing for Climate Change and Toxic Floods in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. CPR's David Flores discusses toxic flooding and its relationship to climate change. Listen.
Center for Progressive Reform President Rob Verchick talks with Policy Analyst David Flores about the risks of toxic flooding from hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, and repeated heavy rain events like the ones the Chesapeake Bay watershed experienced during the spring and summer of 2018. This episode also includes a segment called "It’s about the Octopus," performed by David Ossman and Judith Walcutt of Other World Media, based on a December 2016 Miami Herald op-ed by Verchick and CPR Member Scholar Dan Farber. This episode was produced by CPR and the Center for Environmental Law at Loyola University New Orleans. Get links and more information on our show page.
Connect the Dots Podcast: Episode 2, June 2018: The Age of Climate Migration. CPR's Maxine Burkett on climate change and relocation/migration. Listen.
Connect the Dots Podcast. Episode 1, May 2018: Drafting a Farm Bill for a Warming Planet: CPR's Laurie Ristino on climate change, food production, and the 2018 Farm Bill. Listen.
Center for Progressive Reform President Rob Verchick talks with 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. Get links and moreinformation on our show page.