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"tom swain" Discussed on Climate Cast

Climate Cast

04:05 min | 3 months ago

"tom swain" Discussed on Climate Cast

"The most critical issue humankind faces. And we're not doing anywhere near enough. Tom swain has seen a lot in his one hundred years on planet earth. He's been an insurance executive a city mayor. He even headed a state agency but it is eighties when most octogenarians might be enjoined quiet years. Tom began a quest to climate. Change awareness that journey lead to the creation of the swain climate policy series at the university of minnesota's humphrey school of public affairs. Why does this self-described small government conservative. So actively pursue climate change solutions. Tom swain happy one hundredth birthday this month and welcome to climate cast and crew. Tell us about the focus of the swain climate policy series at the university of minnesota's humphrey. School what. I turned two hundred or about to turn a hundred people. Ask me what i wanted to do. And my birthday. And i said i want more awareness and involvement on the whole issue of climate crisis. 'cause i think is the most critical issue humankind faces and we're not doing anywhere near enough. In order to prevent what ultimately some people see is the earth becoming uninhabitable. You've been a corporate executive. You've been a local mayor You've described yourself as a small government conservative for most of your one hundred years. Why do you see climate change solutions as good for our economy and our lifestyle. I'm not thought about it quite as much in terms of its impact on economy. Our lifestyle. I just think that the current generation is for the most part on this issue and expecting the next generation to deal with the critical issues just recently. Congress modified the relatively moderate climate crisis. Bill that president biden has introduced. And now they're even proposing to weaken it more. Let's talk about Minnesota politics for a minute The clean car rule that was proposed it simply requires auto dealers to add more these to their inventory and sales figures. Tom show that customer demand is already there. they're waiting lists for some vehicles. Why are senate. Republicans opposed to something that minnesotans clearly want and can create additional revenue for auto dealers. Kept understand why they do. It is just so bewildering. When i was chief of staff to governor ill andersen back in nineteen sixties We had divergent views whatnot. Issue became one necessary of governmental attention. We compromise this was hold the fundamentals of getting things done into government and now both parties but particularly the far right have established that you don't ever compromise because if you do you're violating your principles and as a result very little gets done tom. You're a hundred. That's quite an accomplishment. what's your message going forward for people who are all the way from ten to one hundred like you are young. People in their twenties and thirties have to recognize. That much of the political pressure is in saving jobs represented by the fuel industry and they need to become politically active and start to communicate with their representatives that we need fundamental changes. And that's up to congress to legislate com swain. Thank you so much for being on climate cast today. I really appreciate your perspective to pleasure. That's climate cast. I'm npr chief meteorologist paul..

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A 100-Year-Old's Birthday Wish: Act on Climate Change

Climate Cast

01:58 min | 3 months ago

A 100-Year-Old's Birthday Wish: Act on Climate Change

"The most critical issue humankind faces. And we're not doing anywhere near enough. Tom swain has seen a lot in his one hundred years on planet earth. He's been an insurance executive a city mayor. He even headed a state agency but it is eighties when most octogenarians might be enjoined quiet years. Tom began a quest to climate. Change awareness that journey lead to the creation of the swain climate policy series at the university of minnesota's humphrey school of public affairs. Why does this self-described small government conservative. So actively pursue climate change solutions. Tom swain happy one hundredth birthday this month and welcome to climate cast and crew. Tell us about the focus of the swain climate policy series at the university of minnesota's humphrey. School what. I turned two hundred or about to turn a hundred people. Ask me what i wanted to do. And my birthday. And i said i want more awareness and involvement on the whole issue of climate crisis. 'cause i think is the most critical issue humankind faces and we're not doing anywhere near enough. In order to prevent what ultimately some people see is the earth becoming uninhabitable. You've been a corporate executive. You've been a local mayor You've described yourself as a small government conservative for most of your one hundred years. Why do you see climate change solutions as good for our economy and our lifestyle. I'm not thought about it quite as much in terms of its impact on economy. Our lifestyle. I just think that the current generation is for the most part on this issue and expecting the next generation to deal with the critical issues

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