Friday, June 14, 2024

In this episode we go from elections, to sustainability, to local action as Ted helps me make sense of climate (audio)

FM #1237 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1237 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Ted McIntyre, Franklin resident and climate activist. We met to record at the Franklin TV & Radio studio on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.  

We continued making sense of climate by working our way from good weather to Mexico’s election of the first woman president (also a climate scientist) to the pros/cons advocating for a “Sustainability Director”, to local activity in lieu in action by government bodies, to the potential of the MA climate omnibus containing an authorization of nuclear power as ‘clean’ and touched on a few other topics along the way. 

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 49 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Ted.

Audio link ->


Articles referenced along the path of our discussion:

Sabrina Shankman article on sustainability director

Claudia Sheinbaum

C40 - Michael Bloomberg 

Pemex - The Mexican oil Company (not PetroMex as mentioned in our conversation)

Seabrook Station is still operating with a license authorized through 2050 (2nd largest to Millbrook in CT)

Geothermal microdistrict in Framingham

MIT spinoff to develop drilling for geothermal power

** 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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