Have you ever worried about climate change?
It’s certainly one of those environmental problems that is so big and so complicated that many of us are overwhelmed or confused by default. How do you break out of the cycle of climate guilt, stress, and paralysis and start doing something to address it head-on?
To answer this question, entrepreneur Jason Jacobs changed careers and started a podcast to better understand climate change. He’s had over 90 climate experts on his podcast, “My Climate Journey,” from a wide range of fields including business, policy, academia, and more. In our frank and timely chat, Jason walks us through some of the common misconceptions about climate change, why climate tech is bigger than just energy, and why suspending disbelief is essential to tackling a problem like climate change.
Jason shows us how to stop staring at the math and stressing out about the dire predictions and take the leap into positive climate action. If you’re looking to learn more about climate change or want to explore what climate solutions look like in the 21st century, you will learn something important from this episode.
- Head to Jason’s website to learn more about his work and listen to his excellent podcast.
- There are many amazing episodes but he mentioned that two of his favorites were Julio Freedman of Columbia University and Pat Brown of Impossible Foods
- Be sure to follow Jason on Twitter
- Jason recommended reading the IPCC’s report on 1.5 degrees of global warming: https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/
- Jason is a big fan of Project Drawdown and has also interviewed their executive director on his podcast. You can learn more about Drawdown on their website.
- To learn more about climate change, Jason recommends subscribing to these newsletters: Heated and The Breeze
- Jason also recommends following Vox, the Atlantic, Quartz, and Bloomberg for their coverage of climate change
- Jason’s go-to karaoke song is anything by DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith