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Andrea is a writer and researcher based out of Chicago. Andrea has a Bachelor's degree in environmental science from The Ohio State University and a Master's in Environmental Planning and Management at National Taiwan University, where she specialized in climate adaptation and urbanization. She writes for TaiwaneseAmerican.org, and sends out a biweekly newsletter which includes articles on politics, environment, identity, and intersections of race, class, and gender (http://eepurl.com/bPv-F5).
Warm Regards is a podcast on climate science started by Eric Holthaus, Andy Revik, and Jacquelyn Gill. It features a number of rotating co-hosts who help break down science, talk about various issues related to a warming planet, and discuss how we can make change in regards to climate change and society.
In this particular episode, the hosts start with a discussion on the ocean and how we (as a planet) have not been here several thousand years. Soon the conversation turns to how we as environmentalists can often feel as if "we are always compromising" and being bad environmentalists, and also bad moms. The bulk of the episode explores this arena.
Jacquelyn Gill (a paleoecologist at the University of Maine), Sarah Myhre (a paleooceanographer at the University of Washington) and Jennifer Bernstein (a geographer at the University of Southern California) talk a lot about the intersections and conflicts between mainstream environmental narratives and feminism, as well as considerations of race and class. How have environmental truisms not accounted for "the second shift" or the accessibility of certain ways of living? How are the environmental decisions and changes exacerbating the burden on women, particularly women of color and working class women? And, how are "the environment" and women conflated in environmental narratives?
Throughout the podcast, the three women discuss various questions, critiques of a certain Michael Pollan, and a number of "unpopular opinions." The conversations are informative, nuanced, as well as very personal and engaging. Not to mention completely volunteer-run!