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We look at the ongoing disaster in North Carolina from angles of equality, food security and environmental justice. We then turn to oil companies looking for public funds to protect themselves from climate change and the Global Climate Action Summit. We end with a discussion of industrial animal farming and clean tech innovation.
We start with water shortages in Cape Town followed by a look at a green lawsuit against Doug Ford, and reserve the second two thirds of the show for an in-depth discussion of Nathaniel Rich’s reporting on the history of climate change politics, Naomi Klein’s response, and the relationship between capitalism and the environment.
We look at the Kinder Morgan pipeline debacle and what it means for Canada's economy and the rights of First Nations, talk with Andrew Holland from the Nature Conservancy of Canada, and end with a discussion of the opportunities and challenges facing our societies in the next few years.
The Canadian Federal Court of Appeals has halted the government's bid to build the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline in a major victory for First Nations and folks who care about the planet. We discuss the transformative nature of this issue for Canada as a country.
We start with a typical look at weather and energy policy, but move into a lengthy discussion of the green economy and investment returns from clean tech innovation versus fossil fuel subsidies. We are joined by Tim Nash the Sustainable Economist who talks about economic literacy among activists and the power of money.
We sit down with University of Toronto Professor Stephen Scharper to discuss the growing environmental movement within the Christian tradition and its implications for those who would shroud their bigoted, colonialist and anti-Earth notions in a veneer of faith.
We explore the new “Hothouse Earth” study and its political and social implications. Lauren Latour joins us again to discuss the dismantling of the green energy industry in Ontario. We also consider the strange anti-media tactics of the new provincial government.
The second half of our show is a very special interview with activist Pranom Somwong ("Bee") who works on the ground in Thailand for NGO Protection International. We also talk about Canada's softening of its carbon tax plan in favour of "international competitiveness."
Anger, frustration and strange rhetoric abound as our democracies undermine themselves, wildfires and heatwaves wreck havoc, and rising temperatures help destabilize our mental health.
We begin with worldwide climate problems and feedback loops triggered by pollution, then discuss the neo-colonial nature of global conservation efforts, and end with a conversation about Ireland’s fossil fuel divestment plan and exciting new renewable energy initiatives that harness the tidal power of the moon.