I've got lots of things to say about the Inflation Reduction Act, and my tendonitis won't allow me to type, so I decided to say it all into a microphone. Please enjoy this somewhat rambling monologue, in which I tried to set the bill in historical and policy context.
Well, Dave, don't apologize for having to talk instead of write. You did a great job on this post. It was listenable and understandable and it did not feel like rambling whatsoever. And--it cheered me up. Thanks for that!
Hi David - you do what you can do. 1000% supportive of you; your content is great. Keep at it, we need your viewpoint and leadership!
David, please keep the solo ‘rants’ coming. It is helpful to put the bill in historical context.
What I want to know, and should be answerable without taxing your arms — are questions stemming from your prior guests
1) What are the executive actions that Biden should still take. After all, the GOP doesn’t accept half a loaf — they get what they can legislatively and then turn around and figure out how to get the rest extra-legislatively. Why shouldn’t we?
With the passage of the IRA, the policy signal is that climate is serious, so why not pour it on now, supplementing the IRA with all the executive actions we can muster, and be able to point to the factor the IRA to justify taking all necessary measures.
2) Does the big investment in climate now lend more support to the EPA for regulating power plants? Should the Biden folks push a test case back up to say “see, Congress HAS delegated authority for climate action to us”
3) what are the new projections for heating stresses and extremes with the IRA passed and do we still need to be thinking about a huge program of Mylar panels on frames over a huge area?
This was great to listen to- you can drop the apologies and just get to it, I think you were engaging and really helpful in understanding and appreciating this historic moment. Thank you! Please keep it up!
Thanks Dave! I have been supporting environmental issues since the early 70's. It is hard for me to muster up joy and optimism even when a reason for it smacks me in the face! Thanks for allowing me to feel a little of that through your rambling - but very cogent - solo podcast!! I am VERY happy to listen it to whatever you have to share with us.
Excellent coverage of the history and recent developments leading up to passage which is definitely a big deal and very welcome news. Enjoy the moment David. You've worked so hard on this front.
You're as terrific a speaker as you are a writer. I found this fascinating, enlightening, and engaging. Please keep on!
Great podcast. Do more!
I thought your "solo ramble" was great. Do more of these. I found it very easy to understand. I loved it.
Tendonitis sounds awful. I've dealt with wrist issues since breaking both of them while I was in college and then a few times in the years that followed, but a stretching regiment has slowly but surely restored my motion/reduced lingering pain. So *definitely* prioritize your health, I enjoy having you running along in the background while I work and am grateful I found you!
I agree with many commenters, and I think your rambling sounded more like reading a well written (elegant) script. So please ramble on more. Your summary of both the history and context of complex policies and bills is deeply appreciated. It is good to get your historical and knowledgeable perspective on many challenges, issues, and the latest developments. Thank you for sharing your understanding and I look forward to more elegant rambles!!
I think that every little bit of action by all of the experts that you interviewed and you, David, yourself, for your comments and questions to them, helped the national movement reach the present passage of the climate bill. This was a national joint effort from everyone participating. Never give up.
David, I think that was a great podcast and recap of how we got to this moment. A good portion of that I did not know or did not fully appreciate.
This was wonderful. I learned a ton. Thank you.
Loved hearing the solo pod. Definitely do more of these :)