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The Big Life Questions Show
Episode 50: How Do We Reverse Global Warming?

Episode 50: How Do We Reverse Global Warming?

March 30, 2020

Doug and Chris talk with Ryan Hagen, founder and editor of the Crowdsourcing Sustainability newsletter, about the role governments, the private sector, and individuals can play in reversing global warming. Ryan is very knowledgeable on this crucial topic, and his organization has more than 40,000 members around the world. We hope you enjoy this episode - and subscribe to his newsletter (link below)!!

0.45 Ryan intro

4.00 Ryan's 4 big points for reversing global warming

9.20 The coronavirus pandemic and climate change

13.00 Annual deaths from air pollution

17.50 What can individuals do about climate change?

20.00 The 3.5% rule

22.30 The role of public/private partnerships in reversing global warming

27.50 Finding Ryan online

Ryan Hagen links:
 
Paul Hawken, Well-known climate change activist: 
“The single most important thing to do about reversing global warming is to recognize there is no one single thing, that addressing global warming is a way of seeing the world, a way of being in the world, a pathway to understanding that human systems created the problem and thus the cure is within the whole of the system. The most impactful act an individual can do will depend on that person’s life, knowledge, community, influence, relationships, courage. It will be different for everyone. Together, we act and make a difference. It is not about what 'I' can do. It is about what we can do. Carbon is an atom (and molecule) that holds hands and collaborates. That is what global warming is telling us to do.”
Episode 49: What Are the Best- and Worst-case Scenarios For the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Episode 49: What Are the Best- and Worst-case Scenarios For the Coronavirus Pandemic?

March 22, 2020

Doug and Chris discuss the potential range of outcomes regarding the COVID-19 global pandemic. Spoiler alert: Even the best-case scenario is bad (but you probably already knew that). Also, Chris has launched a solo podcast with impeccably bad timing. Be sure to check out the link below and subscribe to the podcast before the social fabric begins unraveling. 

1.10 Doug's worst-case scenario

5.15 Doug's best-case scenario

8.00 How Americans view the threat

15.45 Can drug innovation save us?

21.00 Why South Korea and Singapore have done well

21.45 Trump's anger management issues

28.00 What kind of leadership are people looking for?

Link to Chris's new podcast:

Uncommon Stories & Coffeehouse Conversations

 

 

Episode 48: How Is the Trump Administration Doing in Combating the Coronavirus?

Episode 48: How Is the Trump Administration Doing in Combating the Coronavirus?

March 16, 2020

There is only one question before us now - can we get through a global pandemic with the least empathetic, most poorly organized, and world's leading narcissist running our country? Doug and Chris assess where we are, how we got there, and what the impact of the pandemic will be on human health and the economy.

0.45 Chris's answer: "ask the markets"

2.50 Doug's short positive note on what the Trump admin has done right

6.15 Is Trump actually relevant to how we get through this?

8.45 The coronavirus doesn't watch Fox News

11.15 What kind of leader do we actually need right now?

17.55 The testing debacle

21.00 The economic impact

24.20 Biden pretends to be president (and sounds convincing!)

27.15 The sports world goes quiet

32.15 What are we doing different personally in responding to the virus?

Episode 47: Where Are the Democrats Now After Super Tuesday?

Episode 47: Where Are the Democrats Now After Super Tuesday?

March 9, 2020

The Democratic Primary took a big turn on Super Tuesday with JoeMentum. Doug and Chris discuss what happened, why they think it happened, and the path forward to get Trump out of the White House.

1.30 Chris's take on Super Tuesday

2.40 Things change fast

4.50 Will it be Bernie or Biden?

6.30 Texas

9.30 What really drives Trump's approval/disapproval rating?

10.40 Doug's thesis on the race

16.45 Bloomberg revisited

19.15 Will Bernie's supporters vote if Biden gets the nomination?

24.00 What does Biden need to do now?

Episode 46: Is Ignoring Politics and World News Healthy or Irresponsible?

Episode 46: Is Ignoring Politics and World News Healthy or Irresponsible?

March 2, 2020

In this episode, Chris and Doug reflect on their daily struggle to consume troubling news and world events (like Trump and the coronavirus) in healthy and productive ways. Our cohosts also disclose some -- but not all -- of their obsessions and addictions. 

2.20 Cable news addiction and sensationalism

5.00 The media thrives on conflict

5.30 Processing presidential debates

13.10 Chris confesses to an obsession with news and politics

17.35 How Doug gets recentered 

22.00 Productively engaging in the big problems facing humanity

26.55 Chris plugs in to younger generations

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