This week’s episode is co-hosted by Rhiana Gunn-Wright, one of the lead policy writers of the Green New Deal. She joins Mary & Maeve in the studio to discuss public opinion on climate change in the United States, where it’s crucial that citizens and politicians take a role in environmental action. In a moment in history when its politics are so polarized, will climate justice be the great unifier?
We put Rhiana in conversation with Anna Jane Joyner, the daughter of a televangelical priest from North Carolina whose college funds were cut off by her parents when she began to work in climate justice. Anna Jane discusses the concept of stewardship, and how she’s asked her community to use it to consider the Earth’s wellbeing. We discuss the statistics that tie the political spectrum back together from Jennifer Marlon at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communications.