What do weightlifting and gerrymandering have to do with the fight against climate change? Arnold Schwarzenegger explains in an exclusive interview on the Political Climate podcast.

The former California governor and global environmental leader has been tackling the related issues of climate change and pollution for years by working across the political aisle. In this episode, Schwarzenegger explains why he still believes in working with people of all political stripes.

The show kicks off with a look at recent headlines, including the clash between former Secretary of State John Kerry and Rep. Thomas Massie over climate science. Plus, Democratic senators introduce a carbon-pricing bill. We ask: Is this an effective political strategy?

Political Climate is hosted by Julia Pyper, contributing editor at Greentech Media, with co-hosts Brandon Hurlbut, former chief of staff at the Department of Energy and deputy director of cabinet affairs under President Obama, and Shane Skelton, former energy adviser to Bob Latta (R-Ohio) and to former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.).

Recommended reading:

  • Vox: Viral John Kerry-Thomas Massie Exchange Over Climate
  • NYT: The Problem With Putting a Price on the End of the World
  • E&E: Whitehouse, Schatz Float Latest Version of Carbon Fee Bill
  • The Hill: Schwarzenegger Teams Up With Holder to 'Terminate' Gerrymandering
  • L.A. Times: Here’s Why Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kevin de León Are Teaming Up on Climate Change
  • Schnapps

Political Climate is produced in partnership with the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy and The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.

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