Join Andy Revkin of the The Earth Institute and Columbia Climate School in a one-on-one conversation with U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, exploring lessons learned through this longtime lawmaker’s decade-plus push for climate action and his ideas for breaking legislative impasses built by Republican supporters of former President Donald J. Trump.
Whitehouse is best known outside of his home state (also, incidentally, Revkin's) for a nine-year unbroken string of weekly climate speeches - 279 in all - between 2012 and January of this year. (After he "dropped the mic," political veteran and commentator Paul Begala called Whitehouse the “Cal Ripken of climate.")
We’ll dig in on paths to real-world progress on clean energy and climate resilience as the planetary and political climates overheat.