September 17, 2021

The End of the World as We Know It

What happens when one family goes all in on fighting climate change.

Gracia Lam

Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION.



So yes, climate change is real and most Americans believe that’s what we’re seeing around us right now. But there are people out there who look at the same evidence the rest of us do and take it to heart in a way most of us don’t. They have a wake-up moment. (5 minutes)

Act One

1.5 Degrees of Separation

Producer Aviva DeKornfeld was interested in the toll that having a wakeup-moment could have on a family, and she heard about someone who had a moment like that over a decade ago. He tried to pull his family into activism too, and what unfolded was the most extreme example of things going badly in a family that Aviva heard of. (42 minutes)

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