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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Fire and Oil: Victory for Pipeline Protestors (622)

Fire and Oil: Victory for Pipeline Protestors (622)

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.

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The Relationship Between Economy & Environment (621)

The Relationship Between Economy & Environment (621)

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.

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Learning to Love (620)

Learning to Love (620)

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.

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Hothouse Earth, Colonialism & Hypocrisy (619)

Hothouse Earth, Colonialism & Hypocrisy (619)

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.

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Environmental Justice and the Problem of Compromise (618)

Environmental Justice and the Problem of Compromise (618)

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."

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Everything Is Burning (617)

Everything Is Burning (617)

Anger, frustration and strange rhetoric abound as our democracies undermine themselves, wildfires and heatwaves wreck havoc, and rising temperatures help destabilize our mental health.

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The Spookiest Source of Energy, and Other Wild Tales (616)

The Spookiest Source of Energy, and Other Wild Tales (616)

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.

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Grovelling at the Feet of the King (615)

Grovelling at the Feet of the King (615)

We take a look at Scott Pruitt, Andrew Wheeler and the EPA under Trump. We then discuss California's climate success, Greyhound's abandonment of rural Canada, and the pervading scent of mold blooming in the nostrils of Floridians.


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The Concept of Growth (614)

The Concept of Growth (614)

We take a long and winding look at the theoretical and practical compatibility of economic growth and environmental protection. Final section news incl Ford and BC protests.

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