It’s Getting Hot in Here is a podcast hosted by student climate associates at the Washington University Climate Change Program. By students and for students, our goal is to provide a space to learn about how climate change influences our lives and our future, no matter how much prior knowledge you have.

Listen to the podcast here. Show notes are available below.

Podcast artwork created by Shiyeon Monk (c/o 2024). Monk’s artist statement on inspiration behind the artwork: “I think the term global warming has been desensitized in today’s society. We hear the term a lot in the movies, the news, and a whole lot more on social media, but to everyday people, hearing about how our daily life will eventually destroy the living spaces for our future generation. And that I think leads to people just acting carelessly. With this illustration, I wanted to highlight this negligent behavior when it comes to the topic of global warming. I set the setting in a swimming pool because of its correlation with lazier, and I basically drowned the earth with all of the waste produced by humans. I hope that this image is a good reflection of how we’re acting while the place we live is being destroyed and brings some awareness of our situation.”

Divestment and Universities

Intentional Endowments Network:

Georges Dyer biography:

As You Sow:

Fossil Free Funds (a part of As You Sow):

Emily Stewart, “The thorny truth about socially responsible investing.” Vox.

Emma Howard, “A beginner’s guide to fossil fuel divestment.” The Guardian.

WashU’s Investment Management Company:

UW’s fossil fuel divestment:

Harvard student activist Connor Chung on divestment:

Protestors disrupting Harvard-Yale football game:

UPenn divestment protest:

Boston University divestment protest:

Duke divestment protest:

Siobhan Neela-Stock, “How to get your university to divest from fossil fuels.” Mashable.

Mutual funds with fossil fuel holdings:

Specific example of index fund with fossil fuel holdings:

Fast Fashion

World Economic Forum:

Nature review: the environmental price of fast fashion (Niinimäki et. al.): 

Ellen McArthur Foundation report: 

H&M and Ikea study coverage in Harper’s Bazaar: 

Fashion Revolution Transparency Index: 

Target crochet backlash on TikTok: 

McKinsey article: 

Good On You sustainable fashion rankings: 

Introduction and Climate Literacy

Cranky Uncle:

More on misinformation and disinformation:

The SIFT method:

Climate change and the global south (BBC):