Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold: Climate Change/Biodiversity and the Campaign for Nature (and some politics too)
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In episode 119 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold. Doug and Senator Feingold discuss his work on the Campaign for Nature; why protecting biodiversity is as important, or more so, than climate change; the science partners involved; what international efforts are needed for biodiversity protection; the role of his new org, the American Constitution Society and we also dabble a bit in domestic politics!
- What is the Campaign for Nature.
- Protecting 30% of the Earth for Nature
- Argues threat to biodiversity is a bigger issue than threat of climate change.
- Update on Sen. Feingold’s work and the impact of Covid-19.
- Discussed his new organization, The American Constitution Society.
- International and domestic implications of an international biodiversity treaty.
- Highlighting science partners such as Dr. Thomas Lovejoy.
- Should we expand the supreme court (yes, we went there).
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