July 26, 2021

Introducing "A Matter of Degrees"

Introducing "A Matter of Degrees"

I don't have to tell you folks – climate change is the story of our time. There’s been a sharp rise (like last week) in people are anxious, angry, and want action – and the opening for bold climate action has never been wider.

And “A Matter of Degrees” gives them a place to find community: it's a narrative podcast from two of INI’s fan-favorite former pod guests, Dr. Leah Stokes & Dr. Katharine Wilkinson!

The show helps listeners understand the climate story in a deeper way. They explore the reality of climate denial and delay, the solutions that are available and in motion today, and why justice and equity are so central to the fight.

Today's episode covers our opportunity to implement a national clean electricity standard and illustrates what a tremendous difference it could make in our efforts to decarbonize this place, stat.

The team behind A Matter of Degrees is composed of highly influential voices in the climate community and seasoned podcast producers (Jaime Kaiser, Dalvin Aboagye, and Stephen Lacey) who also bring deep climate expertise. In his New Yorker newsletter, Bill McKibben called the co-hosts “two of the most important and reliable voices in the climate debate.”

Dr. Leah Stokes is an academic with 15 years of experience working on climate and energy policy. She has four degrees, including her doctorate from MIT. Leah is conversant in a wide variety of climate and energy topics including public policy, political science, planning, environmental science, and psychology. Her new book Short Circuiting Policy examines why we are behind on climate action, telling the history of fossil fuel companies and electric utilities promoting climate denial and delay. Her academic work is published in top journals and is widely read and cited. Find her @leahstokes.

Dr. Katharine Wilkinson is an author, strategist, teacher, and one of 15 “women who will save the world,” according to Time magazine. Her books on climate include the new bestseller All We Can Save, The Drawdown Review, the New York Times bestseller Drawdown, and Between God & Green. She is Co-Founder of The All We Can Save Project, in support of feminist climate leadership, and was previously Editor-in-Chief at the climate solutions nonprofit Project Drawdown. A former Rhodes scholar, Katharine holds a doctorate from Oxford. Find her @DrKWilkinson.

Post Script Audio is a production company focused on environmental podcasts. It is run by Stephen Lacey, a veteran cleantech business journalist, editor, and audio producer. Post Script has launched some of the most popular podcasts in the energy and climate world, including: The Energy Gang, The Interchange, Warm Regards, Illuminators, and now A Matter of Degrees. These shows have pulled in more than 12 million downloads. He’s the former Editor-in-Chief of Greentech Media, where he covered a broad range of clean energy markets and trends.

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