Sunday, December 3, 2023

Making Sense of Climate #36 gets into the National Climate Assessment 5 & COP 28 (audio)

FM #1109 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1109 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Ted McIntyre, Franklin resident and climate activist. We met to record for the first time in person, in the Franklin Public Radio studio on Monday, November 27, 2023.  

In this episode we cover two climate topics: National Climate Assessment 5 and COP 28. COP 28 refers to the United Nations Climate Change Conference taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 30 November until 12 December 2023. We get to these topics after talking about the role of media, podcasting, and art in raising serious questions for 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 53 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Ted as we help ‘make sense of climate.’ Audio link ->



Links to the National Climate Assessment 5 

Downloads (including PDFs) 

COP 28 ->

COP 28 links to news & media -> 

Recent Guardian article on COP28 ->

** See the page that collects all the “Making Sense of Climate” episodes -> 


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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

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Making Sense of Climate #36 gets into the National Climate Assessment 5 & COP 28 (audio)
Making Sense of Climate #36 gets into the National Climate Assessment 5 & COP 28 (audio)

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