Episode 4.5, December 2020: In this episode of Connect the Dots, host Rob Verchick discusses one of the more perplexing challenges facing those working to mitigate climate disruption: industrial workers, the people laboring in factories, farms, coal mines, and other businesses directly affecting or affected by the climate crisis. He's joined by Neza Xiuhtecutli, Research Coordinator for the Farmworkers Association of Florida; Leslie Fields, Senior Director of Environmental Justice and Healthy Communities at the Sierra Club; Maxine Burkett, Member Scholar of Center for Progressive Reform and Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii; Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director of the Georgetown Climate Center; and Dr. Aaron Bernstein, Interim Director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard University.
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More on Our Guests:
|Neza Xiuhtecutli is the research coordinator at the Farmworkers Association of Florida. View bio.|
|Leslie Fields is the Senior Director of Environmental Justice and Healthy Communities at the Sierra Club. View bio.|
|Maxine Burkett is a Professor of Law at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, and a Member Scholar at the Center for Progressive Reform. View bio.|
|Vicki Arroyo is the Executive Director of the Georgetown Climate Center based at Georgetown University Law Center, where she is also a Professor from Practice. View bio.|
|Dr. Aaron Bernstein is the Interim Director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard Chan C-CHANGE), a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. View bio.|
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