Episode 940

FM #940 - Making Sense of Climate #23 - 02/07/23

Published on: 11th February, 2023

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Ted McIntyre, Franklin resident and climate activist via the Zoom conference bridge Tuesday, February 7, 2023.  

In this episode we covered the following topics: 

  • Cold, weather incidents
  • Bill McKIbben reference of book “End of Nature”  
  • Passive House (or Haus) technology
  • Wu revamps Boston planning
  • Ties to Franklin efforts on “Franklin For All” project and inclusionary zoning
  • Master Plan, determining the action plan for Franklin’s future 

This discussion continues our journey understanding the MA roadmap toward net zero and while it helps me “make sense of climate”, we hope it 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 conversation runs about 36 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Ted McIntyre as he helps me ‘make sense of climate’


Links to articles referenced:

Polar vortex and climate change ->  https://scied.ucar.edu/learning-zone/climate-change-impacts/why-polar-vortex-keeps-breaking-out-arctic

Bill McKibben book -> https://www.amazon.com/End-Nature-Bill-McKibben-ebook/dp/B00MKZBT2G/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= 

Passive House (or Haus) -> https://www.wbur.org/news/2023/01/25/sustainable-energy-heat-winter-home-maine 

Distillery House in Boston was mentioned as a passive house example ->  https://www.distillerynorth.com/

Wu changing Boston  redevelopment processes -> 


See the page that collects all the “Making Sense of Climate” episodes -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/02/making-sense-of-climate-collection.html 


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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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I volunteer as the Community Information Director for Franklin, MA (USA)*. I have been providing accurate and timely information about what matters in Franklin since 2007. Currently working in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Radio (wfpr.fm) since October 2019.

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