Climate Rage & Greentrolling

“Hot Take started as a podcast, from climate essayist Mary Annaïse Heglar and climate reporter Amy Westervelt (now on Crooked Media!). In 2020, we added this newsletter as a place to curate the great climate content we were seeing. It still delivers that curated digest every Sunday, and Mary and Amy (and occasionally guest contributors!) also write everything from media criticism to personal essays to explainer pieces in the newsletter. We’ve even broken some scoops up in here!

Mary Annaïse Heglar In addition to her work on Hot Take, Mary is an accomplished climate justice essayist whose work has been integral to getting the climate movement to understand climate change as a justice issue that intersects with every other justice issue. As one of the few Black women to become a public figure in the climate space, Mary is clear that she’s more interested in being Black people’s climate friend than the climate movement’s Black friend, and she’s very intentional about writing for and appearing in outlets that reach beyond the climate choir. Mary also coined the term “greentrolling” and is known for cyberbullying fossil fuel companies on Twitter.”


“EPISODE 28: Climate Rage & Greentrolling with Mary Annaïse Heglar

Season 3, Ep. 7

Thursday, April 1, 2021

In this episode we chat with the amazing Mary Annaïse Heglar – co-creator and co-host of Hot Take – about rage, greentrolling (bullying fossil fuel companies on twitter) and so much more. This was such a fun conversation and we had a lot of laughs. Enjoy!”