TV: “Social and Economic Justice Can Help Ease the Climate Crisis”

The science is settled. The climate crisis is real. And human behavior – especially burning fossil fuels – has caused it.

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s July 2013 TV program goes past the obvious causes to examine some causes that are not usually recognized. And these unrecognized sources of the problem are also unrecognized solutions!

Our TV program explores how the very real imbalances of social and economic power – actual social and economic injustices – are part of the problem. And we explore how correcting the imbalances of social and economic power can help relieve the climate crisis.

Our guest, Gar Lipow, is a researcher and writer with wide-ranging knowledge across very diverse subject matter. He is highly skilled at “connecting the dots” across issues to identify problems and propose solutions. He has written several books, including Solving the Climate Crisis Through Social Change and Cooling a Fevered Planet.

This interview provides fresh insights to help us solve social and economic problems and the climate crisis at the same time.

To read a thorough summary of what we said during the interview, click Program Description — July 2013.

To watch the interview, click HERE.

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093