Climate Ambition with Gina McCarthy, Annie Leonard and Tamara Toles O’Laughlin

Environmental groups like NRDC,, and Greenpeace helped move climate onto the presidential agenda last year, pushing Joe Biden and other Democrats’ stance on bold action. Now organizers and advocates are backing recovery plans that bolster clean energy jobs, help strengthen communities, and dismantle systems that exploit people and the planet. “We’re not calling for a referendum on business as usual,” says Tamara Toles O'Laughlin, North America Director of, “we’re calling for the end of business as usual.” Can activism finally bring America’s political ambitions in line with climate science? Visit for more information on today's episode. Guests: Annie Leonard, Executive Director, Greenpeace USA Gina McCarthy, President & CEO, NRDC Action Fund Tamara Toles O'Laughlin, North America Director, This program was recorded via live stream on September 22, 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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