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• Climate One's podcast speaks with two key members of President Obama’s climate team: former White House Science Advisor John Holdren and former U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on how ambitiously and broadly must the U.S. act on climate.

• What are other governments talking about when it comes to the Green New Deal and climate action? 

• How can climate activists communicate better? Click here to find out. 

Announcer: This is Climate One, changing the conversation about energy, the economy, and the environment.

Gina McCarthy: It took 40 years to convince people that cigarette smoking was actually bad for your health. We don’t have 40 more years.

Announcer: Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy wants to reframe the climate crisis as a public health issue.

Gina McCarthy: It’s your doctor, or it’s your nurse, or it’s medical professional organizations, starting to step up and say this is no less a challenge for you than cancer.

John Holdren: The biggest uncertainty is what we decide to do.

Announcer: Former White House Science Advisor John Holdren believes solving that issue is up to us.

John Holdren: We have agency. We have the opportunity to act and to drastically reduce the risks that we face going forward.

Announcer: Gina McCarthy and John Holdren.  Up next on Climate One.

Announcer: Climate One conversations – with oil companies and environmentalists, Republicans and Democrats – are recorded in front a live audience. I’m Greg Dalton. Climate One recently travelled to Cambridge, Massachusetts to record a special program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with two environmental champions.

Read the full article about how the U.S. can help fight climate change by the team at Climate One.