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Earth911 Podcast: F4CR’s Rick Wayman on Responding to the Local weather and Nuclear Struggle Twin Menace

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Mitch welcomes back Rick Wayman, CEO of the Foundation for Climate Restoration (F4CR), for a dialog concerning the twin threats of local weather change and nuclear struggle. Vladimir Putin’s reckless struggle on Ukraine, which has include repeated threats to make use of nuclear weapons, got here at a crucial juncture within the response to local weather change. The 2020s is a make-or-break decade for halting emissions progress and beginning on the trail towards zero emissions — and this yr is taken into account crucial to a collective world response to the local weather disaster. However the Ukraine struggle has many nations scrambling for access to fossil fuels to switch Russian provides. It couldn’t have come at a worse time. We’ll additionally verify in on progress within the carbon dioxide removing expertise, which is the F4CR’s major focus. Latest UN IPCC stories have emphasised the necessity to mix carbon reductions with eradicating the trillion-plus tons of anthropogenic CO2 within the ambiance.

Rick Wayman, CEO of the Basis for Local weather Restoration, is our visitor on Sustainability in Your Ear.

Earlier than he joined the Basis for Local weather Restoration, Rick led the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, a nonprofit that has “waged peace” in opposition to nuclear threats since 1982. The anti-nuclear motion has been much less distinguished in public debate because the finish of the Chilly Struggle when the Soviet Union and its Jap Block dissolved in 1989. However now Putin is making harmful threats to make use of nukes in Ukraine as a response to U.S. and E.U. assist for the embattled nation. So, what can we do? The teachings of the previous mixed with insights developed by local weather activists could maintain the important thing to unlocking a extra peaceable and sustainable world. You may study extra concerning the Basis for Local weather Restoration at foundationforclimaterestoration.org

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