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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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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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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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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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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Our Calamitous Gamble (612)

Our Calamitous Gamble (612)

Fossil fuels are being left behind by changing markets, yet the US and Canada continue to invest heavily in a doomed commodity. We discuss the 'carbon bubble', poor climate change reporting, Ontario's beneficent leader, future floods, and the legacy of James Hansen.

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The Profound Dissonance of Contemporary Politics (609)

The Profound Dissonance of Contemporary Politics (609)

We give a presentation of the political exchange surrounding the Canadian government's decision to purchase the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Despair is flirted with but not succumbed to, the problem of contemporary political language is discussed, and the final Ontario provincial leaders' debate is examined.

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