Nov 27, 2016
US president-elect Donald Trump claims to have an open mind on
climate science, but he put an unabashed climate-science denier in
charge of his environmental transition team, and he says he’ll
slash NASA’s climate-monitoring capabilities.
Might a president who doesn’t believe in climate science still
find it worthwhile to stay in the Paris Agreement? And who will
pick up the slack if he doesn’t?
These are questions we addressed in three stories on Ecosystem
Individual US States, The Private Sector, And The International
Community Fix The Climate Despite Trump Election?” came
the day after the election, and pretty much says it all
See Rockier Road To Low-Carbon Economy Under Trump, But No Dead
End” came in one week later.
Of US Companies Urge Climate Action As John Kerry, Others Calls For
More ‘Business Diplomacy’” came in a day after that.
We harvested all three to generate today’s episode of Bionic
Planet, which offers an audio mosaic of snippets culled from
interviews we conducted in the two weeks after the US Presidential
election, as well as audio we harvested from a media call that the
World Resources Institute hosted.
Guests, in order of appearance, are:
Yvo de Boer, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations
Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Andrew Steer, President and CEO of the World Resources
Anthony Hobley, CEO of the Carbon Tracker Initiative
Michael Bloomberg, in his capacity as head of the Task Force on
Climate-related Financial Disclosures
Christian de Valle, Founder and Managing Partner of Althelia
Alden Meyer, Director of Strategy and Policy for the Union
of Concerned Scientists
Sam Adams, Director of WRI United StatesMike Korchinsky, Founder
and CEO of Wildlife Works
Alan Greenspan, former Chairman of the US Federal Reserve
Andrew Mitchell, Founder and Director of the Global Canopy
Peter Grannis, First Deputy Comptroller for the New York
State Office of the State Comptroller.
Nigel Topping, CEO of the We Mean Business Coalition
Jonathan Pershing, US Special Envoy for Climate Change
Brigadier General Stephen Cheney (ret), CEO of the American
Peter Graham, former Canadian negotiator now working as a
consultant in Washington, DC.