Challenging Climate

14. Nils Gilman on avocado politics and climate security

July 12, 2022 Jesse Reynolds and Pete Irvine Episode 14
Challenging Climate
14. Nils Gilman on avocado politics and climate security
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Dr. Nils Gilman is the Senior Vice President of Programs at the Berggruen Institute and the deputy editor of Noema Magazine. We speak with Nils about two of his popular articles, "The Coming Avocado Politics" and "The Guns of Warming".  We first discuss avocado politics, what it is and how it manifests in the United States and Europe. The second half of the episode takes a look at climate change and security on global and national scales, and what it really means to prioritize climate change on the political agenda. 

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Introduction and background
What is avocado politics?
Avocado politics in Europe
Can we work with avocados to bring real positive action?
The Guns of Warming: What are the links between climate change and security?
The link between avocado politics and climate security
What gives you optimism for the future?