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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 – Interview with Conceivable Future

August 1, 2018 Leave a comment

The climate crisis is also a reproductive justice crisis: How do you protect your health and your children in an increasingly dangerous and toxic environment? How do you decide whether or not to have a baby when a healthy and stable future is increasingly jeopardized? Even with access to fertility regulation, no one makes reproductive ‘choices’ freely in the face of so many economic and environmental pressures.

On Earthgauge Radio this week, I feature an interview with Meghan Kallman and Josephine Ferorelli, the founders of Conceivable Future, which is a women-led network bringing awareness to the threat climate change poses to reproductive justice, and demanding an end to fossil fuel subsidies.

Meghan Kallman is a sociologist who studies how social movements succeed, why they fail and how we can sustain social commitment and activism in a globalized world.

Josephine Ferorelli is a writer, editor, illustrator, and yoga instructor.


 

 

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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 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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