Why We Need Systemic Change (651)

Why We Need Systemic Change (651)

Climate refugees are many, and are only increasing in number. We talk about Cyclone Idai, Trump, underwater wildfires, microplastics, oil spills and miraculous birds.

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The Green New Deal (650)

The Green New Deal (650)

Here’s a lengthy presentation of the ideological and historical thrust behind the Green New Deal, moving into a discussion of the surprising new momentum in youth climate activism, carbon taxes and renewable electricity in Alberta. We end with a clip from a Wells Fargo executive explaining why they invested in a bad pipeline, and Saryn’s idea for an app that helps us reduce food waste.

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Food Is Real (649)

Food Is Real (649)

We talk about the ‘green economy’ and the discrepancy between material goods and financial assets. We also sit down with documentarian Diana Dai to discuss her new film My Farmland being released March 15th through the CBC.

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Is the Green Revolution Finally Here? (648)

Is the Green Revolution Finally Here? (648)

We speak with none other than the Sustainable Economist himself, Mr. Tim Nash, regarding exciting new developments in ethical investment. We also discuss new surges in youth climate activism.

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Shifting Climate, Shifting Culture (646)

Shifting Climate, Shifting Culture (646)

We sit down with seven climate innovators to discuss policy solutions and cultural change. Featured on the show are folks from Project Neutral, Climate Ventures, point A, Feedback, The Spent Goods Company, Fresh Fashion Library, and Unwrapit.

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Land of the Spirit Bear (645)

Land of the Spirit Bear (645)

Ian McAllister, executive director of Pacific Wild, joins us along with visual communications director Deirdre Leowinata to discuss Ian’s stunning new documentary, Great Bear Rainforest: Land of the Spirit Bear. We also talk about sustainable fishing initiatives in Canada and Indonesia and the difficulty of environmental regulation.

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The Kids Will Destroy This World (644)

The Kids Will Destroy This World (644)

We discuss the ongoing Wet’suwet’en defence of their unceded lands in northern British Columbia and other Canadian oil issues. We also interview Power Shift organizer and regular contributor Lauren Latour about the youth climate conference in Ottawa in February.

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How Not to Fail So Hard (643)

How Not to Fail So Hard (643)

Freelance reporter Nora Boydell joins us this week to interview climate journalist Pien Huang in Massachusetts about the ups and downs of climate reporting. We also look at Doug Ford’s climate ideas and government advertising in Alberta that is trying to win support for a pipeline by misleading Canadian citizens.

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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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