In mid-June I’ll be launching a podcast, Munawar: Environment Explained. Each episode  tracks my personal, and very geeky, journey in trying to effectively address climate change. Over the past few years I’ve found myself paralyzed in trying to figure out what to do to fight climate change. It often feels useless to call my congressperson or give money to organizations. I soalrrecycle. I compost. I belong to a community garden. But I don’t know what more I can do. I get confused by the complexity of the issues and science. I buy cotton totes then find out they may be worse than a plastic bag…. The election of Donald Trump rid even the most idealistic person among us of the notion that government will effectively address climate change. The question becomes what can I do that would really make a difference?

We’ve already been recording our initial episodes:

  • Climate change 101: everything you never wanted to know about climate change
  • The myth of consumerism and environmentalism
  • In July, my month of plastics tracking and zero waste June will be part of episodes about, you got it, plastics and waste
  • Do regulations really kill jobs?wind
  • Economics of Pipelines
  • The Energy Grid explained
  • Fracking: good or bad?
  • Why is the Environmental movement so white? And what can be done about it?
  • A series on Agribusiness, and food
  • Carbon Pricing: What is it? And, will it work?
  • Environmental Law
    • What does the EPA do?
    • What laws should I know about?


Each episode will break down the complexities of a climate change or related environmental issue so that they are digestible and understandable to everyday people with an emphasis on mobilizing ourselves as individuals to effective action.