climate change deniers

166. Solving the Climate Crisis by Fixing the Politics of Kyoto Protocol and Paris Accords | Gerald Kutney

Gerald Kutney climate change scientist

Gerald Kutney (@geraldkutney) is a climate scientist, professor, journalist/speaker, author and founder/consultant of 6esm, a C-level consulting firm focused on the bio-economy, renewable energy and the politics of the Kyoto Protocol and others like it.

Gerald’s a frequent contributor to the HuffingtonPost, Canada’s National Observer and is the author of the peer-reviewed: Carbon Politics and the Failure of the Kyoto Protocol – in search for an answer to the failure of the international community to act on climate change.  

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In today’s episode we discuss:

  • The main reasons the Kyoto Protocol failed
  • What caused the climate denier movement and how to stop it
  • How a carbon tax credit system is working well in Canada
  • What propaganda is doing to political discourse
  • How everyone can do their part to fighting climate change
  • Did social media break democracy
  • Unique ideas to change public perception of climate science
  • How bad is the state of fake news and propaganda
  • Why we still haven’t solved the collective action problem
  • The importance of arguing against false beliefs
  • Gerald’s thoughts on authoritarianism and inaction
  • How tax breaks could incentivize innovation and investment in green tech
  • The scary truth about geoengineering
  • Why corporate campaign contributions are one of the biggest issues in America

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