Oct 30, 2021 • 1HR 2M

Another Way to Help Save Life on Earth

 
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Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader talks about what’s happening in America, what’s happening around the world, and most importantly what’s happening underneath it all.
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Ralph welcomes Miranda Massie, director of the Climate Museum, an institution focused on the intersection of art, climate science, justice, and activism — that aims to make people feel that collective action is both possible and necessary, and the only hope we have of saving the planet. Plus! Ralph answers listener questions.


Miranda Massie, a former civil rights attorney, is the founder and director of the Climate Museum.

It is obscene that we are continuing to allow the fossil fuel industry to hold such sway over our national politics. And that has to end. their social license to operate must be revoked. And until we achieve that, we will not get the policy that we need. And as you know, time is running out.

Miranda Massie, director of the Climate Museum

It’s not enough to create a space where people can feel engaged, and connected with each other, and empowered to take meaningful action. Those are necessary but they’re not sufficient. You have to actually give people concrete mechanisms for raising their voices.

Miranda Massie, director of the Climate Museum

We know from polling… that the majority of American adults are freaked out [by the climate crisis] but feel shut down and out-scaled by the problem. And one of the precursors to the political action that [we’ve] been discussing is a sense that what you do can matter in the overall scheme of things.

Miranda Massie, director of the Climate Museum

Whatever their politics, people shouldn’t vote for any Member of Congress who accepts fossil fuel campaign donations, and won’t sign the “no fossil fuel money” campaign pledge, or who supports fossil fuel subsidies. We’ve got to cut that revolving door of money off… Nobody should be allowed to take them. They should be isolated and voted out of office if they do accept them. It’s not– at this moment in the history of our climate and our human society– it should not be permitted to accept the support of the destroyers. Period.

Miranda Massie, director of the Climate Museum

Climate disruption, climate violence, [the] climate crisis is a mass tort against the people and the natural world of the planet. It’s a mass tort, as well as a mass crime against humanity and the natural world.

Ralph Nader

It’s always a good chance to argue for ranked choice voting. if only to avoid the scapegoating of third parties by the two major parties. But it’s [also] always a good time to move for universal voting the way they have in Australia.

Ralph Nader


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