Jim Nugent is a cherry grower in Traverse City, Michigan. I traveled to his farm to talk to him about how climate change is affecting his farming and agriculture as a whole.
We also discuss the details of growing cherries, the power of science, frost events, bees, finding the truth, conservation, and what it would take to change his mind.
Continue reading EP #9 – Denial with Jim Nugent
David Barrons is a former meteorologist from Traverse City, Michigan involved in environmentalism and speaking about climate change.
We talk about wacky weather, the consequences of climate change and what we can do about it, agriculture and farmers, the power of science, reasons for denial, Daoism, fossil fuels and the importance of energy, batteries, cars, freedom, the American lifestyle, philosophy, economics, seeking the truth, and what it would take to change his mind.
Continue reading EP #8 – Denial with David Barrons
Martina Manns won the chance to be on The Belief Books podcast at the launch party I threw last December in Indianapolis.
We talked about her faith, fate, good and bad spirits (and her encounters with them), the soul, the afterlife, happiness, nature, heaven and hell, time in the afterlife, how to live forever, and the meaning of life.
Continue reading EP #7 – Purpose with Martina Manns
Nikki Rothwell is a Horticulturist, Michigan State University Extension Specialist and Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center Coordinator.
We talk about her work, how it’s affected by the climate and what she does to combat climate change. We also dive deeper into the root of the problem with denial. She reflects on her work, family life, time, being busy, and how the widely accepted norms affect how we address the big issues facing us today.
Continue reading EP #6 – Denial with Nikki Rothwell
Trevor Spencer is a former pastor and youth minister. We talk about why he left the ministry, running an online business, open theism, being a rebel, evolution & creationism, wealth & faith, servant leadership, if America should be a Christian nation, and what would change his mind.
Continue reading EP #5 – Revision with Trevor Spencer
A former EPA administrator who led the implementation of the Clean Air Act, a high school biology and environmental science teacher who’s worked with beluga whales and pinnipeds, the Citizens Climate Lobby Regional Director of the Great Lakes Region, and two youthful voices speaking out on the issue of climate change get together to speak on this panel event in Indianapolis to discuss climate change solutions.
Continue reading EP #4 – Denial with Climate Change Solutions Panel
Fergus Baumann is the Founder of a New York based environmental activist group called Climo that formed in 2017.
Its current mission is to raise money for a revolutionary technology using Solar Thermal Electrochemical Process (STEP) to convert atmospheric CO2 into usable carbon nanofibers.
Continue reading EP #3 – CH. 1: Denial with Fergus Baumann
Dori is an environmental planner, climate activist, and educator. She works with non-profits, governments, universities, and faith communities to promote energy efficiency, renewable energy, eco-justice, and waste reduction and reuse.
She is the statewide coordinator and group leader with Citizens’ Climate Lobby, an organization working to create the political will for a livable world by passing Climate Change Legislation, and a board member with Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light. She also works with students at Butler University in Indiana.
Continue reading EP #2 – Duality with Dori Chandler
My first guest, Peter Sinclair, has a ton of experience with the topic of climate change and debating deniers. He is an award winning, independent, climate educator, videographer, graphic artist, and has been an active voice for climate change for many years.
In this episode, Peter lays down a solid foundation on the topic of climate change and denial for chapter one. I chime in here and there but for the most part, I let him do the talking. And there’s a lot to be said, but he says a lot in just under one hour!
Continue reading EP #1 – Denial with Peter Sinclair