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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'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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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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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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