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FEATURING BEN FRANTA – The urgency of climate change is so serious that environmental activists around the world are no longer waiting for governments to take strong action. At one of the most prestigious universities in the world, students are risking arrest to end the era of fossil fuels. Recently four students from the group Divest Harvard were arrested for protesting their university’s massive investment in oil and gas companies. One of them was my guest, Benjamin Franta.

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Benjamin Franta, a PhD Candidate in Applied Physics at Harvard University, a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, graduate of Harvard’s Graduate Consortium on Energy and the Environment, a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Research Fellow.

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