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EG Radio Interview with Chris Turner

October 18, 2018 Leave a comment
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“If Canadians really want to see climate action, we need to hand politicians the political will. If we are willing to punish politicians who don’t put a price on carbon and invest in renewable energy, it might make it a lot easier for them. Right now there is no cost to dumping carbon pricing and very little political gain in supporting it.”

Chris Turner

 

It was great to have Chris Turner on the show this week. Chris is an expert on sustainability, climate change, cleantech and the global energy transition. He is one of Canada’s leading voices on climate change solutions, and is the author of several books including ‘The Patch: The People, Pipelines and Politics of the Oil Sands’, ‘The Leap: How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy’ and ‘The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need’, (both of which were National Business Book Award finalists). His reporting on energy, climate and sustainability issues has appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Globe & Mail, The Walrus, Canadian Geographic, and many other publications.

In the interview, we discuss Chris’ recently published article in the Globe and Mail called ‘Clear and Present Danger: The Urgency of Good Climate Policy‘, as well as the politics of carbon pricing and pipelines in Canada.

 

Earthgauge Radio – Oct. 16, 2018

October 17, 2018 Leave a comment

Environmental news podcast featuring stories from across Canada and around the world. Broadcast every second Tuesday at 12:00 noon EST on CKCU radio 93.1 FM in Ottawa or anytime online at www.ckcufm.com. Download the podcast here.

On the show this week:

  • The clock is ticking to stop catastrophic global warming, top climate scientists say in new UN report
  • NAFTA Replacement Ignores Climate Change, Favors Fossil Fuel Interests
  • Appeal Court Orders Fast Emission Cuts in Landmark Decision against Netherlands Government
  • Hurricane Michael Death Toll Rises to 18, Survivors Desperate for Aid
  • Denmark Proposes 2030 Ban on New Gas and Diesel Vehicle Sales
  • Financial Windfall Ahead for Fossil Fuel Companies that Abandon Tar Sands/Oil Sands and Re-imagine their Business
  • Enbridge Pipeline Explosion Forces First Nations Community to Flee in B.C.
  • Groundbreaking Youth Climate Lawsuit Against U.S. Government Can Proceed
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Earthgauge Radio – October 2, 2018

October 3, 2018 Leave a comment


Environmental news podcast featuring stories from across Canada and around the world. Broadcast every other Tuesday at 12:00 noon EST on CKCU radio 93.1 FM in Ottawa or online at www.ckcufm.com. Or download the podcast here.

On the show this week:

  • 99% of Seabirds Will Have Plastic in Their Guts Within Decades
  • October is Vegetarian month and October 1 marks the 41st annual World Vegetarian Day
  • A Local Food Revolution in Puerto Rico
  • Trump Admin Says 4 Degrees Celsius of Warming Inevitable by 2100…but they won’t do anything about it
  • Killer whale populations under threat of collapse, says study
  • B.C.’s 2018 wildfires fueled by forests ravaged by pine beetles a decade ago
  • U.S. judge restores protections for grizzly bears, blocking hunts

Earthgauge Radio – August 21, 2018

August 22, 2018 Leave a comment

A Canadian environmental news podcast featuring stories from across Canada and around the world. Broadcast every other Tuesday at 12:00 noon EST on CKCU radio 93.1 FM in Ottawa or online at www.ckcufm.com. Or join me here for the podcast.

On the show this week:

  • Antibiotic genes are airborne
  • Investor skepticism grows over the Canadian government’s Kinder Morgan pipeline purchase
  • A toxic red tide in Florida is causing environmental havoc
  • Brazil’s leading food retailer goes cage-free
  • Weed killer Roundup is found in kids’ cereals
  • The world passes the milestone of generating over 1 terawatt of power from wind and solar
  • And the west coast Orca lets her dead newborn go after carrying body for 17 days

 

Earthgauge Radio – August 7, 2018

August 12, 2018 Leave a comment

A Canadian environmental news podcast featuring stories from across Canada and around the world. Broadcast every other Tuesday at 12:00 noon EST on CKCU radio 93.1 FM in Ottawa or online at www.ckcufm.com. Or join me here for the podcast.

On the show this week:

  • Planet has entered ‘new neighbourhood’ of global temperatures
  • The world is hot, on fire and flooding
  • Newly elected president of Mexico to ban fracking
  • Climate change study ties warming temperatures to rising suicide risk
  • Pakistan’s next PM wants to plant 10 billion trees
  • Polar bear shot dead after attacking cruise ship guard
  • Portland, Oregon may impose clean energy tax on giant retailers
  • A record 207 environmental activists were killed last year
  • August 3 was ‘Earth Overshoot Day’

Earthgauge Radio – June 12, 2018

June 12, 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:

  • a new oceans study could alter climate change predictions (for the worse)
  • new ship fuel regulations could sink oil sands expansion
  • the Canadian government’s purchase of the Kinder Morgan Transmountain pipeline comes amid collapsing demand for oil globally
  • taxpayers are still shelling out billions of dollars in subsidies for the oil industry
  • India announces a single-use plastics ban and the International Olympic Committee makes a commitment to fight plastic pollution
  • Volkswagen bans diesel exhaust testing on animals (can you believe this was even happening in the first place?)
  • Donald Trump is isolated on plastics and climate change at the recent G7 Summit
  • the Pope urges oil companies to lead the transition to clean energy
  • a B.C. start-up company figures out how to remove carbon from the air.

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’. 

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