Jan. 8, 2019

BEST OF 2018: He’s Given 200+ Climate Speeches to Congress. What’s Next?

BEST OF 2018: He’s Given 200+ Climate Speeches to Congress. What’s Next?

Back in Episode 26, Quinn & Brian asked: what drives a man to give 200 climate speeches to Congress? Our guest was Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, the junior senator from Rhode Island and all-around stellar human. He’s been a member of Congress since 2007 and he was just sworn in for his 3rd term – plus, he’s recently been moonlighting as some sort of Captain Planet figure. We discuss his speeches, his future carbon bill, bi-partisanship, calling bullshit when we see it, Rhode Island’s fossil-fuel lawsuit, and so much more. Want to send us feedback? Tweet us, email us, or leave us a voice message! Trump’s Book Club: Silent Spring by Rachel Carson: https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3R5XF4WMZE0TV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_2Gr8Ab6RS5WF3 Links: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on Twitter: http://twitter.com/SenWhitehouse Sandra Thornton Whitehouse: https://www.oceancollectiv.co/sandra/ Republicans for Carbon Tax: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/science/a-conservative-climate-solution-republican-group-calls-for-carbon-tax.html Resilient Rhody: https://www.ecori.org/climate-change/2018/7/6/b52i1qjgqsacdfh2l5z8rxjz8bd42m Connect with us: Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com! Intro/outro by Tim Blane: timblane.com Follow Quinn: twitter.com/quinnemmett Follow Brian: twitter.com/briancolbertken Like and share us on Facebook: facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant Check us on Instagram: instagram.com/ImportantNotImportant Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ImportantNotImp Pin us on Pinterest: pinterest.com/ImportantNotImportant Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr: importantnotimportant.tumblr.com Important, Not Important is produced by Podcast Masters