Episode 61

While India was roasting under a record heatwave; the Amazon was recording record after record of deforestation destruction; dust storms were sending thousands to hospital in Iraq; Ethiopia was facing its worst drought in at least 40 years; and global average atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations were reaching their highest level on record for any calendar month in April, consultants McKinsey were busy preparing yet another report obfuscating the reasons why climate finance flows continue to be appallingly inadequate. Perhaps the McKinsey consultants should consider stopping to "research" and publish reports that waste hundreds of people's time and are filled with platitudes, and consider instead quitting to act on climate instead. Enough with the time wasting: we should be developing and implementing tools which allow citizens to take direct climate action at scale. 

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While India was roasting under a record heatwave; the Amazon was recording record after record of deforestation destruction; dust storms were sending thousands to hospital in Iraq; Ethiopia was facing its worst drought in at least 40 years; and global average atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations were reaching their highest level on record for any calendar month in April, consultants McKinsey were busy preparing yet another report obfuscating the reasons why climate finance flows continue to be appallingly inadequate.

Perhaps the McKinsey consultants should consider stopping to “research” and publish reports that waste hundreds of people’s time and are filled with platitudes, and consider instead quitting to act on climate instead. Enough with the time wasting: we should be developing and implementing tools which allow citizens to take direct climate action at scale.

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There is so much to be angry about, if you are a clean energy guy.

Every day, so many things that happen around the world make me angry when I look at them with lenses colored by the climate change chaos unfolding everywhere around us. And I am especially angry because I know we can solve the climate change crisis if we were only trying.


Each week, I will share with you a few topics that struck me and that I was very angry about – and this will generally have to do with climate change, solar or wind power, plastic pollution, environmental degradation, wildlife, the oceans and other related topics.

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