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Jacobin Radio w/ Suzi Weissman: Meleiza Figueroa and Ali Meders-Knight on Climate Emergency

July 20, 2021

Suzi speaks to Meleiza Figueroa and Ali Meders-Knight — they both work with the Chico Traditional Ecological Stewardship Program — about the recently leaked Sixth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) with its dire warnings about the coming consequences for the planet. Hundreds of millions of people live in areas at risk, and as these areas become unlivable, we see population dislocation and migration, species extinction, and widespread disease. These effects have led to social unrest and demands for systemic responses. Meleiza Figueroa and Ali Meders-Knight give us the broad takeaways from the IPCC report, the dangers we face, and their own work on climate catastrophe mitigation.