Episode 754

FM #754 - Making Sense of Climate #5 - 03/15/22

Published on: 19th 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 15, 2022. 

This is part 5 of a series on Marking Sense of Climate.

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 49 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

Transit system electrification https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/03/state-news-roundup-health-care-costs.html

NY Times article on induction cookers -> https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-portable-induction-cooktop/

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

●     Link to read the details ->  https://www.mass.gov/info-details/stretch-energy-code-development-2022

●     Email to provide feedback -> stretchcode@mass.gov

●     WBUR’s explainer ->  https://www.wbur.org/news/2022/03/17/massachusetts-energy-environmental-building-code-proposal-explainer

Good first step wind bill, but Baker objects over fees… https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/03/02/opinion/offshore-wind-is-future-massachusetts/?event=event12


Municipal Light Plants (MLP) and the Peabody Peaker

●       New studies find cheaper to 'buy from market'

●      Hunger strikers oppose construction https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/11/dining/induction-cooking.html


1.      Debate No-fly zone etc….

2.      Hundreds of millions to Russia every day for gas.

daily payment to Russia for EU gas https://www.voanews.com/a/despite-sanctions-europe-continues-to-bankroll-russia-for-gas-oil/6465223.html

McKibben’s piece on “heat pumps for peace” https://billmckibben.substack.com/p/heat-pumps-for-peace-and-freedom?s=r

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


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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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