100 Million Hiroshimas (642)

100 Million Hiroshimas (642)

In the first segment, we discuss just how much heat the oceans have absorbed, and climate change’s impact on tropical ecosystems. Then we talk about parenting in the 21st century, huge clumps of fat and Trans Mountain. We end with a conversation about Carbon Engineering and its potential to save us all (or not).

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Canada's Standing Rock (641)

Canada's Standing Rock (641)

We spend the first segment looking at the Wet’suwet’en Nation’s struggle against the Coastal GasLink pipeline which is set to dissect large areas of unceded Indigenous territory. We speak with Tom Ranson on his Northern Lights documentary, and end with an interview with Tara Seucharan of the Council of Canadians.

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COP24 (637)

COP24 (637)

We spend the first twenty minutes discussing COP24 in Poland. Our second segment is an interview with filmmaker Leora Eisen on her new documentary Food for Thought, ending with a discussion of a landmark Quebec lawsuit and the new BC climate plan.

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The Hideous Irony of Our Power Structures (634)

The Hideous Irony of Our Power Structures (634)

We start with a new Paris Agreement study, then look at a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the fossil fuel industry, the madness of arctic drilling, insect sperm and deadly seaweed. We end with a discussion of Iran and the jailing and murdering of activists worldwide.

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The War Against the Poor (633)

The War Against the Poor (633)

Environmental justice will be the defining issue of the century if climate change is not halted in its tracks. All of our stories this week have a justice aspect, as we explore raging wildfires, the Green New Deal, climate change, Chemical Valley, air pollution, mass migration and deforestation.

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The Urine Brick Road (631)

The Urine Brick Road (631)

Bricks are being made out of urine in Cape Town, plastic pieces are becoming prevalent in human stool, a Hawaiian island has disappeared, and an old-school fascist is president of Brazil. We also look at the oilsands, Torontonian hypocrisy and Mr. Donald J. Trump.

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On Being Out of Touch (629)

On Being Out of Touch (629)

We start with a discussion of a landmark court ruling out of The Hague ordering the Dutch government to be much more aggressive on its emissions targets. Guest host Krystyna Henke gives a 30-minute interview with “The Greenest Mayor in Canada,” after which Stefan angrily refutes his perspective.

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'We Have to Act Like We're Fighting a War' (628)

'We Have to Act Like We're Fighting a War' (628)

We take a long look at the new UN IPCC report that is sweeping the headlines and its implications for the future of human organization. We then turn to the review process for the largest ever oil sands mine proposed for Alberta, and end with a talk about Hurricane Michael.

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What Is 'False Populism'? (626)

What Is 'False Populism'? (626)

We take a comprehensive look the cancellation of Ontario’s cap-and-trade and the anti-business dismantling of its green energy sector. We also explore Andrew Scheer’s ideas for completing the Trans Mountain expansion and the changing struggle between frontline activists and fossil fuel companies.

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When Pigs Float: Storms, Agriculture & Climate Change (625)

When Pigs Float: Storms, Agriculture & Climate Change (625)

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.

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Our Urgent Struggle (623)

Our Urgent Struggle (623)

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.

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