Tomorrow (April 21), we will be launching the first episode of our podcast featuring the inestimable Bill McKibben, a top leader in the climate field. Next week on Thursday, we will have Danielle Brian of the Project on Government Oversight (POGO), the organization that I founded and serve on their board. Danielle is one of the best experts on spending and oversight of federal money. Greg Williams and I have also recorded an episode to explain the goals of Climate Money Watchdog and why we believe that our mission is so vital.
The Climate Money Watchdog podcast will feature people who know about the successes and pitfalls of government spending in many fields and others who know the various and complicated issues surrounding the climate emergency and know what can go wrong with either the technical, practical, or political in the climate debate. You can get the podcast from the Climate Money Watchdog website blog or the link to our podcast page on the website. We will be listed in most of the usual podcast distributors.
More about us: we are a non-profit, non-partisan organization. The goal of CMW is to follow and watch government spending on climate issues to ensure that the precious spending on climate actually goes to solutions to the pending climate meltdown. We are doing investigations into various topics and problems, launching this podcast on pitfalls of climate spending that could lead to waste, fraud and abuse, and will become a place where sources and whistleblowers can come to seek public or anonymous help in exposing problems. We are also solutions oriented and will work to inform the public and the government where there are problems and potential solutions. Check out our goals and our new introduction video on this website.
Getting the necessary climate appropriations passed is an issue that many groups have been working on for decades. However, given the urgency and importance of this issue, there is little room for fraud and waste which can be used by climate skeptics to kill off the necessary funding to get the job done. (Remember Solyndra?)
If you like what you hear and read, I would like to ask you to help us in getting the word out. We have a Twitter page @WatchdogClimate and a Facebook page under my name, Dina Rasor, with a CMW logo. I would really appreciate it if you could go to the pages to follow and befriend us and retweet it and send it to friends to get the word out about our work and podcast. And if you know of anyone who would be interested in supporting us financially, please have them contact our Director of Operations, Greg Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you or anyone else would like to make a donation of any size, we have a donate page on our website and an introductory video on our efforts. All contributions are tax deductible. Many people who know me realize that asking for money has always been a stumbling block, but I will set that aside for this important work.
That’s it! Thanks for reading this and please check out our podcast. I would love to hear from all of you for reactions and suggestions on this new endeavor.
Climate Money Watchdog