Episode 747

FM #747 - Ted McIntyre - Making Sense of Climate - 03/03/22

Published on: 8th March, 2022

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Ted McIntyre, Franklin resident and climate activist. We recorded this via the Zoom conference bridge Mar 3, 2022.  

This is part 4 of a series on Marking Sense of Climate. We talk of the weather variations, the recent MA House legislation touting wind power, the Ukraine situation, and how it ties to climate, as well recent news articles. 

Ted helps me “make sense of climate” and we hope this helps with your understanding as well. 

If you have climate questions or Franklin specific climate questions, send them in and we’ll try to answer them in a future session 

The recording runs about 38 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Ted McIntyre as he helps me “make sense of climate.”


Links that are our talking points for this episode

Webinar for Complete Neighborhoods Initiative -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/03/webinar-scheduled-for-mar-10-complete.html 

DOER Stretch goals (deadline extended to March 18 to submit input)

Net zero proposal


Brayton Point


Baker stalling on Economic Justice committee


Wind legislation editorial by Rep Jeff Roy and House Speaker Mariano


Link to IPCC report page 


Bill McKibben article


Article on IPCC report in Globe


The Guardian article on the IPCC report


Court case could limit EPA


Implication of Supreme Court EPA possible decision beyond climate….


If you have a question to raise, you can use this form -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/02/ask-franklin-matters-you-ask-question.html

Original Climate link

The 13 point article we talk to -> From WBUR -> “What you need to know about the new MASS Climate law” https://www.wbur.org/news/2021/03/26/new-mass-climate-law-faq

Mass Climate Action Network -> https://www.massclimateaction.org/recs 

Prior Episodes

All three prior episodes on Making Sense of Climate can be found in one link


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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

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