Hot & Bothered Podcast: Climate Politics in the Time of Coronavirus

Hot & Bothered Podcast: Climate Politics in the Time of Coronavirus

Still hot… still bothered… and now facing a global crisis rivaled only by the climate emergency itself. The first episode in a new season of the Hot & Bothered podcast.

Still hot… still bothered… and now facing a global crisis rivaled only by the climate emergency itself. Kate Aronoff and Daniel Aldana Cohen are back with a new season of Hot & Bothered, the podcast on climate politics for the 99%, hosted by Dissent magazine. Every Thursday, they’ll be joined by friends and special guests far and wide, to make sense of the catastrophe(s) unfolding around us and think through what comes next. 

For the first episode, Kate and Daniel catch up on the onslaught of the last several weeks: the mounting toll of the coronavirus pandemic, with its deep racial and economic disparities; the equally alarming economic fallout; and what a green stimulus could look like in response. They also worry about the devastation threatened by likely climate disasters in the coming months— not to mention the Trump administration and local right-wing lawmakers using COVID-19 as a pretext to further slash regulations on fossil fuels. 

If you like the episode and want to hear more from Kate and Daniel, sign up as a monthly member at patreon.com/hotbotheredclimate today. It’s thanks to those who are able to contribute that we’re able to make the podcast free for anyone to listen to. 

Paying members will get access to perks like a monthly happy hour with Kate, Daniel, and friends, a free ebook of A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal by Kate Aronoff, Alyssa Battistoni, Daniel Aldana Cohen, and Thea Riofrancos, and much more. And as a special thank you to everyone who’s able to pitch in right away, supporters who sign up by May 1 will automatically get bumped up to the next subscription tier. 

So don’t hesitate: sign up on Patreon today.


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Check out the full Hot & Bothered archive here. Hot & Bothered is produced by Colin Kinniburgh. Music: Mercurias Meet Victor Rice, “Carregar (Instrumental),” courtesy of Total Running Time.

Further reading:

A Green Stimulus to Rebuild Our Economy (Medium)

Daniel: Covid-19 and Eco-Apartheid (Medium)

Memo: Green Industrial Policy for Domestic and Global Climate Justice Is Popular (Daniel Aldana Cohen, Thea Riofrancos, Billy Fleming, and Jason Ganz, Data for Progress)

Kate: Green Jobs Are the Answer to the Coronavirus Recession (The New Republic)

Kate: The Democrats Screwed Up (The New Republic)

The Climate and Environmental Rules Being Rolled Back During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Amy Westervelt, Drilled News)


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