On 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Taking Action On Climate Change Happy (early) Earth Day, Short Wave listeners. We've received many questions from you about climate change, specifically what can individuals and households do to reduce their carbon footprint. So, we consulted two folks who have been thinking about this deeply and developing strategies for over a decade: Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac, two architects of the 2015 Paris Agreement.
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On 50th Anniversary Of Earth Day, What You Can Do For The Environment

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On 50th Anniversary Of Earth Day, What You Can Do For The Environment

On 50th Anniversary Of Earth Day, What You Can Do For The Environment

On 50th Anniversary Of Earth Day, What You Can Do For The Environment

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NASA's 3D portrait of methane, the world's second-largest contributor to global warming. NASA/Scientific Visualization Studio hide caption

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NASA's 3D portrait of methane, the world's second-largest contributor to global warming.

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Happy Earth Day, Short Wave listeners. Over the last six months, we've received many questions from you all about how to take action on climate change ⁠— in your households and communities. So, we consulted two folks who have been thinking about this deeply for over a decade: Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac, two architects of the 2015 Paris Agreement. They offer their personal action plans for reducing your carbon footprint.

Christiana and Tom have a podcast called "Outrage and Optimism." Check out their new book, "The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis."

This episode was produced by Rebecca Ramirez, edited by Viet Le, and fact checked by Emily Vaughn.

This episode was produced by Rebecca Ramirez, edited by Viet Le and fact-checked by Emily Vaughn.