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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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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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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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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