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July 15, 2021
No Better Time for Climate Reparations, with Tamara Toles O'Laughlin (Ad-Free

In This Episode

The term climate reparations first came into the global climate conversation back in 2009. It disappeared for a while but has re-emerged in the past year or two. Environmental activist, organizer, lawyer, and all-around climate expert Tamara Toles O’Laughlin joins us to talk about where this idea came from, why it disappeared, and why it’s back…hopefully to stay.

Further reading:

Maxine Burkett’s original paper on climate reparations: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1539726

“Climate Rage,” by Naomi Klein in Rolling Stone: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/climate-rage-193377/

“No Money Down,” by Jean Friedman-Rudovsky in Earth Island Journal https://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/magazine/entry/no_money_down/

 

Four “The Case for Reparations” articles from recent history:

Foreign Policy: https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/10/10/case-for-climate-reparations-crisis-migration-refugees-inequality/

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: https://thebulletin.org/2020/11/the-case-for-climate-reparations/

Sierra: https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2018-3-may-june/feature/the-case-for-climate-reparations

Mother Jones: https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2020/11/the-case-for-climate-reparations/