Mitch welcomes back Rick Wayman, CEO of the Foundation for Climate Restoration (F4CR), for a dialog in regards to the twin threats of local weather change and nuclear warfare. Vladimir Putin’s reckless warfare on Ukraine, which has include repeated threats to make use of nuclear weapons, got here at a essential 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 essential to a collective world response to the local weather disaster. However the Ukraine warfare has many nations scrambling for access to fossil fuels to exchange Russian provides. It couldn’t have come at a worse time. We’ll additionally examine in on progress within the carbon dioxide elimination expertise, which is the F4CR’s main focus. Current UN IPCC experiences have emphasised the necessity to mix carbon reductions with eradicating the trillion-plus tons of anthropogenic CO2 within the ambiance.
Earlier than he joined the Basis for Local weather Restoration, Rick led the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, a nonprofit that has “waged peace” towards nuclear threats since 1982. The anti-nuclear motion has been much less outstanding 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. help for the embattled nation. So, what can we do? The teachings of the previous mixed with insights developed by local weather activists might maintain the important thing to unlocking a extra peaceable and sustainable world. You’ll be able to be taught extra in regards to the Basis for Local weather Restoration at foundationforclimaterestoration.org