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Amy Westervelt

Amy Westervelt is an award-winning journalist with eighteen years' experience writing about health, psychology, technology, business, and environmental issues. Her work has recently appeared in Popular Science, Elle, Smithsonian, and Aeon. As a cofounder of Climate Confidential--an award-winning collaboration between six female journalists who syndicated environmental reporting to various national outlets--she helped get longform investigative environmental journalism into a host of national publications, including The Atlantic, Quartz, Smithsonian, Modern Farmer, and many more. In 2014 she was awarded a Rachel Carson Award for environmental journalism.
Recent episodes featuring Amy Westervelt
Getting Mad about Climate Change with Emily Atkin
Climate reporter Emily Atkin recently launched a newsletter called Heated, which she describes as "a newsletter for people who are pissed about the climate crisis." We talk about that anger, and how the climate movement does or doesn't deal with it.  Subscribe to Heated: Sign up for Drilled Premium:
An Intersectional Approach on Climate, Part 2: Dr. Katharine Wilkinson on Showing Up as a Whole Person to the Climate Movement
Dr. Katharine Wilkinson is an author, speaker, and strategist on climate. She's the VP of communication and engagement for Project Drawdown, and was the senior writer for the New York Times bestseller Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. Her TED talk on women leading on climate change has been viewed more than a million times.  Join Drilled Premium:
An Intersectional Approach on Climate, Part 1: Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson on a Blue New Deal
For some reason, the oceans are often left out of discussions about climate change, unless we're talking about them rising. Marine biologist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson has co-authored a policy approach that places oceans at the center of the conversation. Here she lays out the Blue New Deal, and why it's not just right but valuable to include a diversity of voices in the climate conversation.  Join Drilled Premium:
Winning the War (Drilled S1, Part 8 Rebroadcast)
Fossil fuel industry influence campaigns ensured that we lost a critical 30 years not taking action on climate change. But all is not lost. The technology to address climate change exists, and if there's one thing history teaches us about America it's that radical social change is entirely possible here.  Join Drilled Premium:
Campaigns So Successful They've Landed in Court (Drilled S1, Part 7 Rebroadcast)
The fossil fuel industry's decades-long information war was so successful that even though oil companies themselves began publicly accepting climate science years ago, the public remains skeptical. Fewer Americans believe in the need to act on climate today than did 30 years ago, despite insurmountable evidence. Industry campaigns were so successful they've now landed oil companies in court, facing multiple suits attempting to hold them accountable for the damages inflicted by unchecked climate change.  Join Drilled Premium:
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