Jan 6, 2020 • 39M

#2 Former Presidential Climate Adviser Bina Venkataraman Shares a Quote

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Notes on Quotes is a wide-ranging interview series where interesting people share a quote that’s meaningful to them. Hosted by Stephen Harrison who has written for The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Atlantic. He's currently a columnist for Slate. Throughout 2020, Harrison is interviewing authors, scholars, actors, entertainers, and more about a quote of their choosing. Brought to you by Aftermath Ventures, LLC.
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Welcome to Notes on Quotes, a podcast and article series in which Stephen Harrison chats with interesting people about a quote that’s meaningful to them.

Bina Venkataraman served as senior advisor for climate change innovation in the Obama White House and as director of Global Policy Initiatives at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. She’s the author of The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Restless Age, which describes the strategies and science behind planning for a better future. Bina grew up in a small town in Ohio, and has worked in India, Alaska, Cuba, Mexico, Vietnam, and Guatemala. Ariana Huffington described her book as “wise, eye-opening, and hopeful.”

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