How getting to net-zero carbon emissions actually creates more choice.
Today, we explore the unintended consequences of going green. In the first part of the episode, we head to Bolivia, where Amy Booth reports on the country’s nascent lithium mining and electric car industries and La Paz’s goals of expanding affordability and accessibility to electric vehicles. Booth talks to both locals and those involved with this transformation to see how the overall green plans for Bolivia are being balanced with the needs of individual communities.
Then host John Sutter speaks with Melissa Lott, the director of research at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy. She talks about how the emergence of electric vehicles and getting to net-zero carbon emissions are really all about giving us more choices as we transition to greener ways of doing things.
About Heat of the Moment: The climate change crisis can feel so formidable, so daunting, that instead of mobilizing people to action, it engenders paralysis. What could we mortals possibly do to prevent the calamity? A fair bit, it turns out. On Heat of the Moment, a 10-part podcast by FP Studios, in partnership with the Climate Investment Funds, we focus on ordinary people across the globe who have found ways to fight back. Hosted by CNN contributor John D. Sutter, Heat of the Moment tells the stories of the people on the front lines of the fight against climate change. See All Episodes
More Heat of the Moment episodes:
Building a Life-Giving Economy
A conversation with climate writer and podcaster Katherine Wilkinson.
Why Saving Forests Involves Rethinking Jobs
And how to bolster better paying jobs in the global south while confronting the climate crisis.
Seeking Justice in Cancer Alley
Heat of the Moment heads south to the U.S. Gulf Coast, an area with a long history of fossil fuel extraction and the health problems that come with it.
Other Foreign Policy podcasts:
Welcome to a world of insight.
Make the most of FP.
Explore the benefits of your FP subscription. Explore the benefits included in your subscription.
Stay updated on the topics you care about with email alerts. Sign up below. Stay updated on the topics you care about with email alerts. Sign up below.
Choose a few newsletters that interest you. Get more insight in your inbox.
Here are some we think you might like. Update your newsletter preferences.
Analyze the world’s biggest events. Analyze the world’s biggest events.
Join in-depth conversations and interact with foreign-policy experts with Join in-depth conversations and interact with foreign-policy experts with
Over the last few years, the United States has moved to limit China’s technological rise. U.S.-led sanctions have imposed unprecedented limits on Beijing’s access to advanced computing c...Show more
For decades, the U.S. foreign-policy establishment has made the assumption that India could serve as a partner as the United States jostles with China for power in the Indo-Pacific region. B...Show more
Last weekend, spy chiefs and defense officials from around the world descended on Singapore to attend the Shangri-La Dialogue, Asia’s biggest annual security conference. The U.S. delegatio...Show more
See what’s trending. See what’s trending.
Most popular articles on FP right now. Most popular articles on FP right now.
Russia’s Support Seals Belarus’s Fate at the U.N.
The race for a seat on the U.N. Security Council turned into a proxy fight between Russia and the world.
Ukraine’s Big Counteroffensive Gets Underway
Unlike last fall, Ukraine has to crack hardened Russian lines before doing any open-field running.
Is Netflix’s ‘The Diplomat’ Factual or Farcical?
A former U.S. ambassador, an Iran expert, a Libya expert, and a former U.K. Conservative Party advisor weigh in.
Coming Sept. 23: And Now the Hard Part
Foreign Policy and the Brookings Institution are teaming up for a new podcast focused on practical solutions to the biggest challenges facing the world today.
The Future of Kashmir
How India decided to end the area’s autonomous status and what it means for the region.