Wisdom, Courage, and the West Roxbury Climate Trial with Karenna Gore

This episode is a conversation between Tim and his co-defendant Karenna Gore, immediately after the surprising verdict in the West Roxbury pipeline resistance trial. They discuss their experience of civil disobedience that led to the trial and the ground-breaking result of an acquittal by reason of the necessity defense.

Karenna Gore
Director, Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary. Follow on Twitter at @KarennaGore and @EarthEthicsCtr. Visit the Center for Earth Ethics website.

Special thanks to Deia Scholsberg!
This episode was recorded by our colleague and documentary filmmaker Deia Schosberg. Her work includes “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change” (2016), “Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock” (2017), and “The Reluctant Radical” (2018). Learn more about Deia’s work at http://www.palebluedotmedia.com and the new “Bootstraps” basic income project at https://www.bootstrapsfilm.com.

Thanks to Jay O’Hara for his insightful questions and support of this episode. Jay is one of the founders of the Climate Disobedience Center.

Music by Bryan Cahall.

The West Roxbury MA Climate Trial

BREAKING 3/22/18: The prosecution has dropped the criminal charges to a civil infraction, so there will be no jury trial! We’ve added an update on what this means at the start of this episode. We then proceed to the previously recorded episode about the trial.

Tim and Peter discuss the West Roxbury, MA climate trial scheduled for Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Tim shares the story of the Mass Graves Pipeline Protest, the multi-year campaign resisting the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline, the significance of this trial, and more. Recorded 3/15/18

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PHOTOS OF THE MASS GRAVES PIPELINE PROTEST

Grief and Resistance: The Mass Grave Pipeline Action
http://www.timdechristopher.org/grief_and_resistance_the_mass_grave_pipeline_action
The story of the action told on Tim’s website including photos and video.

Peter’s photos of the Mass Graves Protest June 29, 2016
https://www.flickr.com/photos/peterbowden/albums/72157670314896286Tim DeChristopher, Karenna Gore, area clergy and the larger resistance against the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline. Approximately a dozen people climbed into the pipeline trenches making the connection between this new fracked gas fossil fuel project and the mass graves being prepared in anticipation of the coming climate fueled Summer heat.

More photos and video can be found on the Resist the Pipeline Facebook page at http://facebook.com/resistthepipeline/

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Should We Take Climate Change Personally?

In this episode, we explore dealing with the climate crisis on an individual level. How do we look at what’s happening with open eyes while remaining grounded? How do we stay engaged without letting it consume us? Our conversation ranges from mindfulness practice and holding concern for our children and future generations to the need for a culture where we call people out for actions that devalue a livable future.

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Deep Reflection, Bold Action. Small Groups with Marla Marcum

In this episode Tim and Peter talk small groups with Marla Marcum of the Climate Disobedience Center. The Climate Disobedience Center exists to support a growing community of climate dissidents who take the risk of action, grounded in love, commensurate with the scale and urgency of the crisis.

Part of their original mission was to build a culture of dissent and disobedience. To advance that culture building mission, this year they are building small community groups called “Praxis Groups” to help activists support each other in their personal development and their actions.

Learn more about the Climate Disobedience Center led by Tim DeChristopher (of this podcast), Marla Marcum, and Jay O’Hara, at www.climatedisobedience.org

The signup page for the Praxis Groups discussed in this episode may be found at climatedisobedience.org/community

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The Small Group Lab
Small group organizing, training, and community building is a what co-host Peter Bowden does when he’s not talking climate. Learn more at smallgrouplab.com

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Introduction to Civil Disobedience

In this episode, Tim DeChristopher and Peter Bowden discuss some of the trends of civil disobedience in the climate movement, as well as the fundamental roles of civil disobedience as a tool for social change.

Co-host Tim DeChristopher disrupted an illegitimate Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction in December of 2008, by posing as “Bidder 70” and outbidding oil companies for parcels around Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in Utah. For his act of civil disobedience, he was sentenced to two years in federal prison. Held for a total of 21 months, his imprisonment earned him an international media presence as an activist and political prisoner of the United States government. More on his background with civil disobedience at http://timdechristopher.org/about.

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Resources

The Climate Disobedience Center
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The Climate Defense Project
climatedefenseproject.org

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Climate change, economic inequality, toxic masculinity, and more with Rev. Mariama White-Hammond

In this episode Tim DeChristopher talks with Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, the Minister for Ecological Justice at Bethel AME Church in Boston, MA.

Rev. Mariama shares her deep ecological view of climate and social justice. She talks about her role as a black minister challenging the predominantly white climate movement to recognize that the problem is much bigger than parts per million.

This episode connects the dots between climate change and economic inequality, toxic masculinity, mass incarceration, and more. Not only has Rev. Mariama done groundbreaking work on community climate resilience, she also won her fantasy football league last year!

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Can we talk climate change?


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Tim DeChristopher and Peter Bowden discuss Peter’s entry into climate activism and what kind of conversations they feel have been missing from the climate movement. They challenge some of the conventional wisdom about communicating climate change and call for a more authentic, diverse, and humble conversation. Also, don’t miss Peter’s great Bill McKibben impression!

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Welcome to the Climate Workshop Podcast

Can you help us get featured as a new podcast on iTunes?  Please SUBSCRIBE, RATE, and REVIEW the Climate Workshop Podcast. Thank you! Tim & Peter & Peter

In this introductory episode we discuss why we are doing a podcast including some of Tim’s activism background, and what kind of conversations we hope to share with listeners. The Climate Workshop Podcast is hosted by Tim DeChristopher and Peter Bowden.  Read more about us.