41. Cars, Climate and Cities with Bill McKibben

By April 6, 2020 Uncategorized

From his 1989 book The End of Nature, which was the first to explain global warming to a general audience, to co-founding the climate-change activism group 350.org, there are few people with more experience in taking on powerful interests to create change than Bill McKibben. In this interview, Bill talks to Doug about divestment from fossil fuels, what the worldwide response to COVID-19 can teach us about fighting climate change, and how to build successful movements to make cities work better for people who aren’t in cars. Plus, Bill tells the story of a determined Brazilian mayor who took on an angry car lobby using the power of open streets and adorable children.

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Bill McKibben tells the story of Mayor Jaime Lerner’s fight to make streets for people in the city of Curitiba, Brazil. (Mother Jones)

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This episode was edited by Ali Lemer.

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One Comment

  • Gary Harty says:

    Very timely. We have all noticed a marked improvement in air quality during the virus pandemic. But what happens next? A very thought provoking episode.