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The climate crisis surged to the top of the tech industry’s agenda this week, encouraged by a groundswell of activity from workers at Amazon, Microsoft, Google and other big tech companies, as part of broader global efforts to bring attention to the issue.

It’s the latest example of rising activism inside the tech industry, as a new generation of workers pushes employers to speak out and take action on political, social and environmental issues.

GeekWire civic editor Monica Nickelsburg, managing editor Taylor Soper and I discuss the protests and the larger trend on this episode of the GeekWire Podcast, with highlights from the climate walkout at Amazon’s Seattle campus, and from Jeff Bezos announcing the company’s new Climate Pledge at an event earlier in the week.

In the second segment of the show, we discuss what the shutdown of LimePod says about the future of urban mobility in Seattle and around the world.

And on the Random Channel this week, the scourge of “microplastics”, Amazon’s Allbirds knock-offs, and the “Showdown at the Window Seat.”

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