116 Being the Change with Peter Kalmus

On this episode of the root simple podcast Kelly and I speak with climate scientist Peter Kalmus, author of Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution. Peter was a guest on episode 39, but we thought we’d bring him back because much has changed in climate science and, spoiler, it’s pretty scary. But there’s also some hopeful things to talk about including Peter’s new book.

Peter Kalmus is an atmospheric scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, with a Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University. He lives in suburban Altadena, California with his wife and two children on 1/10th the fossil fuels of the average American. Peter wanted me to remind listeners that the ideas and opinions he expresses in this interview are his. Peter is not speaking on behalf of NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, or the California Institute of Technology. During the podcast we discuss:

Peter’s website is beingthechangebook.com and you can interact with him on Twitter @climatehuman.

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  1. The first Root Simple interview with Peter Kalmus changed my life (I’ve read his book and been a super fan ever since, I’ve met him in person twice!) Again, this second interview brought me far forward again. Right after listening to this podcast, I joined Citizen’s Climate Change Lobby (CCCL), I signed up to get a solar quote (I already own an electric car but I’ve been procrastinating), and I am going to take action by transcribing this 2nd interview and posting sound bites on Facebook daily. Thank you for bringing us speakers like Peter Kalmus. PS – I love the idea of bringing on a conservative Climate Change Supporter. Please do that!

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