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Political Climate podcast: Glimmers of climate optimism with David Roberts

With the Democrats’ agenda still stuck in political limbo, the stakes could not be higher.

David Roberts is worried. Democrats have control of the House, the Senate and the White House and an opportunity to pass bold climate policy and political reform — perhaps their last opportunity for a long time — but they are stuck in political gridlock. The stakes are high, with procedural deadlines and the COP26 global climate summit looming. 

In this episode, Julia Pyper, Brandon Hurlbut and Shane Skelton speak to clean-energy and politics reporter David Roberts about the state of play in Washington, D.C. and why he’s both anxious and (surprisingly) optimistic. Roberts is the founder and writer of the newsletter Volts, host of the podcast by the same name, and editor-at-large at Canary Media. 

Part 2 of this conversation will air on the podcast feed next week. Listen and subscribe to Political Climate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you get podcasts! Follow us on Twitter at @Poli_Climate.

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