“This is a hopeful moment, but there is also no doubt that there is going to be pain
and suffering as we work through it.” –Jeff Goodell
As the United Nations Climate Change Conference came to a close in mid-November, the world looked on with a sense of unease and muted optimism when 197 countries signed the Glasgow Climate Pact. While the agreement staves off the worst climate impacts, many countries and activist groups consider it too little, too late. But is it?
In this episode, Ten Across founder Duke Reiter talks to journalist and author Jeff Goodell about his years of experience covering climate change, thoughts on results from COP26, and finding hope in an increasingly grim world.
Jeff Goodell is one of the foremost journalists covering climate change. He is a Contributing Editor at Rolling Stone, where he has covered climate change for more than a decade. His most recent book, The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World, was a New York Times Critics Top Book of 2017. He is the author of five previous books, including Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future. As a commentator on energy and climate issues, he has appeared on NPR, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He was a 2016-2017 fellow at New America and is currently a Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council.