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Introducing Shift Key, a New Climate Podcast from Heatmap News

Hosted by me and Princeton University Professor Jesse Jenkins.

Robinson Meyer and Jesse Jenkins.
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I have some exciting news this morning: Heatmap is launching its first podcast.

It’s called Shift Key, and it’s hosted by me and Professor Jesse Jenkins, an expert on energy systems engineering at Princeton University.

Here’s the idea of Shift Key: It’s going to be like listening in on a call between Jesse and me every week. We want to bring you the most interesting conversation about climate change and decarbonization that you’ll hear each week.

Follow us right now at Apple Podcasts or on Spotify.

You’ve almost certainly seen Jesse’s work on Heatmap or heard him on another podcast before. He’s one of the country’s most important experts on decarbonization and his research helped inform the Inflation Reduction Act.

And while you are probably familiar with my work here at Heatmap, you may not know I’ve been covering climate change since 2015.

The founding idea of Shift Key — and something that Jesse and I agree on — is that the energy transition and climate change are not niche topics, and they’re not something happening hypothetically in the future.

Decarbonization and the shift away from fossil fuels are happening now — and it impacts everything from Main Street to Wall Street, from domestic politics to geopolitics. It is profoundly reordering the economy, public health, and consumer decisions.

So subscribe to Shift Key now at Apple Podcasts and listen to our teaser below. Our first episode will come out later this week.

Thanks as always for your support — and thank you for listening.


Robinson Meyer

Robinson is the founding executive editor of Heatmap. He was previously a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he covered climate change, energy, and technology. Read More

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