Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Making Sense of Climate #20 - multiple updates leads to NY Times interactive survey (audio)

FM #905 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 905 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Ted McIntyre, Franklin resident and climate activist via the Zoom conference bridge Monday, December 19, 2022.  

In this episode we covered the following topics: 

  • East Boston Olmsted park now part of airport

  • NY Times mapping impacts

  • University study funding questioned

  • Texas oil funding objections to New England wind efforts 

  • Activists and ISO New England

  • NY Times interactive survey fosters discussion

This discussion continues our journey understanding the MA roadmap toward net zero and while it helps me “make sense of climate”, we hope it helps with your understanding as well. 

If you have climate questions or Franklin specific climate questions, send them in and we’ll try to answer them in a future session.  

The conversation runs about 43 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Ted 

Audio file -> 



The Boston Globe article on the former Olmsted Park in East Boston  https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/12/05/metro/transformative-decision-half-century-ago-scrap-i-95-extension-still-resonates-boston-today/

New York Times article on climate impact for neighborhoods  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/12/13/climate/climate-footprint-map-neighborhood.html

Funding source of university study reveals possible conflict of interest  https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/12/13/science/scientific-journal-investigating-umass-hydrogen-study-after-revelations-gas-industry-influence/

Texas Public Policy funding lawsuits challenging wind  https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/04/climate/texas-public-policy-foundation-climate-change.html

Link to Ted’s episode talking with Boston University Prof Nathan Phillips



NY Times climate survey with quick answers



See the page that collects the “Making Sense of Climate” episodes -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/02/making-sense-of-climate-collection.html 


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