Interview with journalist Paul McKay about pipeline economics in Canada

May 16, 2018 Leave a comment

Time and time again, we hear from politicians that we need more pipelines to get Alberta’s oil to new markets. But Paul Mckay, an award-winning journalist who has looked at this issue closely, says this is all a shell game, smoke and mirrors designed to distract us from what’s really going on. McKay says the economics of new oil sands pipelines simply don’t make sense in today’s world, particularly if we have any hope of reducing our carbon emissions. 

Paul McKay is an award-winning investigative reporter and author. His reports have been published by the Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, and Vancouver Sun. He recently wrote a series of articles for The Energy Mix about the faulty economic logic of Canadian oil sands exports called ‘Out of the Loop’. 

Earthgauge Radio – May 15, 2018

May 16, 2018 Leave a comment


A weekly Canadian environmental news podcast featuring stories from across Canada and around the world.

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On the show this week:

  • Sunscreen is ruining coral reefs in Hawaii
  • California is set to require solar panels on all new homes
  • New video shows massive deforestation in Indonesia
  • Investors urge oil companies to stay out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska
  • Activists claim victory as western Canada oil tanker ban passes
  • A plastic bag is found at the bottom of the ocean’s deepest trench

Interview with Dr. Renee Lertzman

May 2, 2018 Leave a comment

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I was pleased to have the opportunity to speak with Dr. Renee Lertzman this week. Her work has bridged psychological research and sustainability, and she translates complex psychological and social science research insights into clear tools for change. Renee is the author of Environmental Melancholia: Psychological dimensions of engagement and she says that understanding human behaviour at the deepest level is an absolute imperative if we are to address climate change.

Renee is an internationally recognized thought leader and adviser, and works with organizations and individuals from government, business, and non-governmental sectors. She has a PhD from the Cardiff School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University and is currently a full-time applied researcher and advisor.

Earthgauge Radio – May 1, 2018

May 2, 2018 Leave a comment

A weekly Canadian environmental news podcast featuring stories from across Canada and around the world.

Join me here every week or subscribe to the podcast.

On the show this week:

  • Was the Kinder Morgan Transmountain pipeline approval process rigged?
  • One in eight bird species is threatened with extinction
  • Indonesia calls in the army to fight plastic while scientists accidentally develop a mutant enzyme that eats plastic
  • The International Maritime Organization approves the first ever carbon cuts for the shipping industry
  • The EU agrees to a total ban on bee-harming pesticides
  • Gorilla numbers are far higher than previously thought

 

Earthgauge Radio – April 17, 2018

April 18, 2018 Leave a comment


Edition #14 of Earthgauge News for the week of April 16, 2018.

A weekly Canadian environmental news podcast featuring stories from across Canada and around the world.

Join me here every week or subscribe to the podcast.

On the show this week:

  • Palm oil is being banned by a major UK supermarket
  • The 2 degrees global warming target won’t hold off climate change
  • Costa Rica’s new president vows emancipation from dirty transport
  • New Zealand bans oil and gas exploration
  • The premiers of Alberta and BC meet with PM Trudeau to discuss the Kinder Morgan Transmountain pipeline while the Keystone pipeline in the US bursts and spills
  • Oil drilling is approved in a marine protected area in Newfoundland.

Also on the show this week, feature interviews with Clair Brown, a Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and the author of the book Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science and Kevin Taft, former politician and author of Oil’s Deep State: how the petroleum industry undermines democracy and stops action on global warming.

Earthgauge News – April 3, 2018

April 6, 2018 Leave a comment


Edition #13 of Earthgauge News for the week of April 3, 2018

A weekly Canadian environmental news podcast featuring stories from across Canada and around the world.

Join me here every week or subscribe in iTunes or your favourite podcast catcher.

On the show this week:

  • Two UBC students push for a plastic-free campus
  • The City of Burnaby seeks a Supreme Court decision on the Kinder Morgan pipeline while 172 have now been arrested
  • Canada is falling massively short of 2030 climate targets
  • The economics of new coal and gas plants is crumbling
  • Saudi Arabia is building the world’s largest solar plant
  • People around the world celebrate Earth Hour

 

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Earthgauge News – March 19, 2018

March 20, 2018 Leave a comment

Edition #12 of Earthgauge News for the week of March 19, 2018

A weekly Canadian environmental news podcast featuring stories from across Canada and around the world.

Join me here every week or subscribe in iTunes or your favourite podcast catcher.

On the show this week:

  • The winter of 2017-18 was been the warmest year on record in the Arctic
  • Trump considers changing the US ban on ivory imports
  • A youth climate lawsuit moves forward in the U.S.
  • At least 28 people have been arrested so far protesting the Kinder Morgan pipeline in Vancouver.
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