Tomorrow on Earthgauge Radio: the Doha Climate Summit special!
Tomorrow on Earthgauge Radio on CKCU 93.1 FM, it’s our United Nations Doha Climate Summit special broadcast. We’ll hear audio from our correspondents on the ground in Qatar and a feature interview with the director of the remarkable new documentary film ‘Chasing Ice‘, which chronicles the astonishing changes currently taking place in the Arctic as a result of human-caused climate change.
We cover a lot of climate change stories on Earthgauge and that’s because, as you well know by now, it is really that important. Climate change is not just an environmental issue, of course, in fact it’s unfortunate that it continues to be framed in that way by the mainstream media. This may well be the most important economic, technological and social justice challenge of our time. Sine qua non.
So as another huge climate summit is now underway in Doha, Qatar, we’ll put our low expectations aside for the time being and try to get to the bottom of what is going on half a world away. Past U.N. climate change summits have achieved very little. Will Doha be any different? We’ll hear from correspondents on the ground at the summit including an interview with Beatrice Yeung, a young activist who is leading a group called the Students on Ice Alumni Delegation. She has seen for herself some of the dramatic changes happening in the polar regions so we’ll get her view of the proceedings as a youth observer and participant.
Also on the program, we’ll hear Doha progress reports from our friends at Deutsche Welle Living Planet and we have an interview tomorrow with the director of the remarkable new film ‘Chasing Ice’, which is running at the Bytowne Theatre in Ottawa from Dec. 7-11. With all this talk about climate change and what the international community should be doing about it, sometimes it’s good to get a reality check from those out in the field. With stunning cinematography and access to never before seen areas of the Arctic, Chasing Ice documents an incredible journey to provide incontrovertible proof that our planet is in crisis and what we do to it matters.
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