Plutocracy's Anxious Clench (668)

Plutocracy's Anxious Clench (668)

When it comes to climate change, the rich will profit off the very thing they protect themselves from. This week we discuss corporate security, protest surveillance, the Canadian state and climate refugees.

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Canada's Orgy of Centrist Hypocrisy (664)

Canada's Orgy of Centrist Hypocrisy (664)

Justin Trudeau has approved the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline a day after declaring a ‘climate emergency’. We look at various perspectives on TMX and the climate crisis and discuss Grassy Narrows, the dangers of environment reporting, and justice in the context of the Green New Deal.

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The Many Ways We Might Move Forward (655)

The Many Ways We Might Move Forward (655)

We discuss the international rebellion for climate action, as well as Jason Kenney and Doug Ford’s strange campaigns against the environment. We have Kimberly D'Oliveira on in the second segment to talk about circular economics, and then we talk with Andrew Davies, of No. 9 Contemporary Arts & The Environment.

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Extinction Rebellion, Sunrise Movement & Fridays For Future (654)

Extinction Rebellion, Sunrise Movement & Fridays For Future (654)

Mass climate movements are growing quickly around the world and are gaining pluck as they grow in volume. We begin with a look at Canada’s Environment Museum, talk about the urgency of three major new movements: Extinction Rebellion, Sunrise and Fridays For Future, and finish with an interview with Stuart Basden, a co-founder of Extinction Rebellion.

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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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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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'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 at 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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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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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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