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“Climate change isn’t gender-neutral”: Mary Robinson and Maeve Higgins on their positive, feminist vision for climate justice

The comedian and the former president of Ireland talk plastic bag charges, Trump, and why a man-made climate crisis needs a feminist solution

Mary Robinson and Maeve Higgins discuss their new podcast series, Mothers of Invention. Photo: Ruth Medjber

When I arrive to interview Mary Robinson and Maeve Higgins, the grass in Soho Square is brown. The workers spread out on the benches could be an art installation designed to showcase different patterns of sunburn. Later that week, the temperature on the Central Line hits 37 degrees. Satellite photographs show a beige archipelago. By the end of the heatwave, the news anchors tell us, the city…

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