Spotlights Retrospective: Climate Change

Sam Mickey

photo of North America as seen from space

This week the Inflation Reduction Act was approved by the United States Senate. Among other things, this bill is the most substantial piece of climate legislation in US history. “This is huge,” according to the climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe“The United States is historically responsible for 25% of global carbon emissions and its influence outside its borders on technology, on policy, is enormous.” As former Vice President Al Gore said, “It’s been a long time coming, but the Senate has finally advanced transformative climate legislation.”

In recognition of this momentous occasion, we want to highlight some of the episodes of Spotlights that have focused on climate change, featuring David Haberman, Robin Globus Veldman, Todd LeVasseur, and Andreas Karelas.

You can watch or listen to the episodes below.

An archive of previous episodes can be found here, with audio versions here and anywhere podcasts are available (e.g., Apple Podcast, Spotify, Pandora, etc.).

David Haberman, climate change and religious lifeworlds (audio version available here)


Robin Globus Veldman, Evangelicals and climate change (audio version available here)


Todd LeVasseur, climate change and our bodily future (audio version available here)


Andreas Karelas, climate courage and solar energy (audio version available here)