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

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 conflict. Vladimir Putin’s reckless conflict on Ukraine, which has include repeated threats to make use of nuclear weapons, got here at a vital juncture within the response to local weather change. The 2020s is a make-or-break decade for halting emissions development and beginning on the trail towards zero emissions — and this 12 months is taken into account vital to a collective world response to the local weather disaster. However the Ukraine conflict has many nations scrambling for access to fossil fuels to interchange 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 major focus. Current UN IPCC reviews have emphasised the necessity to mix carbon reductions with eradicating the trillion-plus tons of anthropogenic CO2 within the environment.

Rick Wayman, CEO of the Foundation for Climate Restoration
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 for the reason that finish of the Chilly Battle when the Soviet Union and its Japanese 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 possibly can be taught extra concerning the Basis for Local weather Restoration at


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