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Earthgauge Radio: ‘Climate Change: Which way out?’ with Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Chris Hedges, Bernie Sanders, Kshama Sawant

From left: Chris Hedges, Naomi Klein, Brian Lehrer (moderator), Bill McKibben, Kshama Sawant

 

I was fortunate to attend the largest climate change march in history on September 21, 2014 in New York City. It was an incredible experience to see roughly 400,000 in the streets demanding urgent action on the climate crisis.

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Politics, Re-Spun: Science + Good Policy = Averting Climate Breakdown: Go!

Can you do it?

Can you be inspired by the strong possibility that we can move to a post-carbon energy infrastructure, like I wrote about yesterday?

Can you not reject science like the tarsands-addicted bad employee of ours, Mr. Harper?

Can you see that, as a species, we must choose policy that is based on . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Science + Good Policy = Averting Climate Breakdown: Go!

Politics, Re-Spun: How We Keep the Tarsands in the Ground

NOT actually science-fiction.

In your science-fiction news today:

Imagine a power system that could harness the energy of 2,000 suns and provide fresh water and air conditioning in remote locations.

Not only that but it would be completely renewable, be able to provide the entire world’s energy supplies and only take up two . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: How We Keep the Tarsands in the Ground

Politics, Re-Spun: It’s Spelled Climate BREAKDOWN

Calgary’s massive flood.

Let’s stop saying “global warming” because whenever climate breakdown events occur that are COLD, deniers try to say global warming isn’t happening. Sigh.

Let’s also stop saying “climate change” because that sometimes makes people feel that yes, we’d like a climate more like Palm Springs. Especially in Vancouver on a . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: It’s Spelled Climate BREAKDOWN

Politics, Re-Spun: The Media Corruption Trifecta!

It’s a trifecta of moral corruption!

Rex Murphy shills for Big Oil and Gas. Postmedia consigns its editorial control to the Oil and Gas Lobby[TM]. Postmedia, naturally, fires one of the best energy/environment reporters in the nation.

Film at 11.

Ok, it’s 11. Let’s drill down.

Journalists should declare when they receive money to . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: The Media Corruption Trifecta!

Earthgauge Radio: Deutsche Welle Living Planet 2013 Arctic Diary

This week, Deutsche Welle Living Planet broadcast the first of my audio diaries from the Students on Ice 2013 Arctic Expedition. This first audio postcard captures the reflections of Canadian high school student Gerrit Wesselink as he travels up the western coast of Greenland and across the Davis Strait to Baffin Island and the eastern . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: Deutsche Welle Living Planet 2013 Arctic Diary

Earthgauge Radio: Earthgauge wins 2013 National Community Radio award!

Earthgauge Radio is currently on a summer break but I am thrilled to report that we were recently awarded a 2013 National Community Radio Association (NCRA) award as the best Current Affairs / Magazine show for our coverage of the Forward on Climate rally in Washington D.C. in February of this year.

This show featured . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: Earthgauge wins 2013 National Community Radio award!

Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio May 16: Our last show of the season! The human costs of climate change with Andrew Guzman

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This week is our last show before the summer break! I’m taking a few months off to recharge the batteries so we’re ready to come back strong in September for an all new season. On today’s program, we’re going to hear an interview from our friends at Generation Anthropocene who . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio May 16: Our last show of the season! The human costs of climate change with Andrew Guzman

Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio April 25: The Future of Cities | Bike to Work month | Thomas Lovejoy

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This week on Earthgauge, we have a veritable green medley with a jam-packed show covering everything from urban sustainability, climate change, biodiversity, biking to work and even the latest green news. I have 4 features today:

Presentation by Alex Steffen called The Shareable Future of Cities Alex Smith’s interview with . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio April 25: The Future of Cities | Bike to Work month | Thomas Lovejoy

Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio April 18 2013: Earth Day special | Ottawa takes on climate change

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This week we celebrate Earth Day and look at why cities are so important in the fight against climate change. I have two features on the program today:

Interview with Jed Goldberg, president of Earth Day Canada Presentation by Alex Wood of Sustainable Prosperity from the City of Ottawa Greenhouse . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio April 18 2013: Earth Day special | Ottawa takes on climate change

Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio this week: Earth Day and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from cities

On Earthgauge Radio this week, it’s Earth Day! I’ll be speaking with the president of Earth Day Canada, Jed Goldberg. We talk about what is being planned for this year’s event on April 22 (Monday) and we discuss the role of Earth Day activities at a time when many environmental problems around the world seem . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio this week: Earth Day and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from cities

Earthgauge Radio: Climate change is simple

Sometimes it helps to remind ourselves of the basic science of climate change and why scientists are so certain that the planet is warming and humans are to blame. David Roberts is a climate change and environment columnist at Grist. I’m not so sure about the somewhat distracting musical soundtrack in the background but it’s . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: Climate change is simple

Earthgauge Radio: This week on EG Radio: Guest host Chris White on environmental cancers and media coverage of the climate crisis

Tomorrow on EG Radio, guest host Chris White will be broadcasting part of an NPR interview with Wen Stephenson on the coverage of climate change in the mainstream media. Stephenson was senior producer of the NPR program On Point. He was also an editor at the Boston Globe and the Atlantic before becoming a climate . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: This week on EG Radio: Guest host Chris White on environmental cancers and media coverage of the climate crisis

Earthgauge Radio: Check out my interview on last week’s Green Majority show on CIUT!

Last week I was interviewed by Daryn Caister of The Green Majority, which is a weekly environmental news program produced live at CIUT in Toronto and broadcast on campus and community stations across the country. During the interview we talked about my visit to Washington, DC for the most recent massive Keystone XL pipeline protest . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: Check out my interview on last week’s Green Majority show on CIUT!

Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio February 28 2013: ‘Forward on Climate’ special with Bill McKibben, Van Jones, Naomi Klein, Michael Brune and Jacquie Thomas

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This week on Earthgauge, we hear speeches and interviews from the huge ‘Forward on Climate‘ rally in Washington D.C. on February 17. We have speeches by Van Jones of Rebuild the Dream, Bill McKibben of 350.org, Michael Brune, executive director of the U.S. Sierra Club, and Jacquie Thomas of the . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio February 28 2013: ‘Forward on Climate’ special with Bill McKibben, Van Jones, Naomi Klein, Michael Brune and Jacquie Thomas

Earthgauge Radio: Tomorrow on EG Radio: our ‘Forward on Climate’ special show!

I attended the huge Forward on Climate rally in Washington D.C. last week and tomorrow I’ll be playing speeches from the rally by Van Jones of Rebuild the Dream, Bill McKibben of 350.org, Michael Brune, executive director of the U.S. Sierra Club, and Jacquie Thomas of the Saik’uz First Nation in B.C.

We’ll also hear . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: Tomorrow on EG Radio: our ‘Forward on Climate’ special show!

Earthgauge Radio: Keystone XL: Massive Civil Disobedience is Next

Check out my latest article for the Common Sense Canadian on the massive climate change rally last weekend in Washington D.C. Here’s the link:

http://thecanadian.org/item/1950-keystone-xl-massive-civil-disobedience-is-next-mark-brooks

I am pleased to be acting as an Ottawa correspondent for the excellent online publication The Common Sense Canadian, British Columbia’s premier environmental news journal. CSC combines cutting-edge video, audio, . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: Keystone XL: Massive Civil Disobedience is Next

Earthgauge Radio: Will John Kerry reject Keystone XL?

A very interesting post today by Joe Romm at ThinkProgress.org. Based on the recent comments of the new U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, Romm is speculating that Kerry “shows no sign whatsoever of backing down from the moral urgency that has made him a true climate champion.” Click the video link above to . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: Will John Kerry reject Keystone XL?

Earthgauge Radio: Earthgauge Radio February 14 2013: Ottawa Riverkeeper Meredith Brown and Climate Science 101

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This week on Earthgauge, I present a feature interview with the Ottawa Riverkeeper, Meredith Brown and we talk climate science with Eric Galbraith of McGill University. Click the audio player above or right click here to download the show.

First up….it’s Climate Change 101! Ever want to know about some . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: Earthgauge Radio February 14 2013: Ottawa Riverkeeper Meredith Brown and Climate Science 101

Earthgauge Radio: This week on EG Radio: Feature interview with the Ottawa Riverkeeper, Meredith Brown

This Thursday on Earthgauge Radio, I’m pleased to present a feature interview with the Ottawa Riverkeeper, Meredith Brown. We’ll discuss the health of the Ottawa River, changes to federal environmental regulations, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival and the Ottawa River Action Plan.

We’ll also talk with Dr. Eric Galbraith (I promise!) of McGill University . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: This week on EG Radio: Feature interview with the Ottawa Riverkeeper, Meredith Brown

Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio February 7 2012: Liveable Ottawa | Shell oil rig Alaskan disaster

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This week on Earthgauge Radio, we’re talking about the Shell drilling rig that ran aground near Alaska’s Kodiak Island at the end of December and we discuss the City of Ottawa’s “Liveable Ottawa” plan. We also have a special guest editorial from Grist.org columnist David Roberts who will explain why . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio February 7 2012: Liveable Ottawa | Shell oil rig Alaskan disaster

Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio January 31 2013: Obama and climate change | Lisa Friedman | Idle No More

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This week on Earthgauge Radio, we’re talking about President Obama’s new commitment to climate change, the growing problem of environmental “refugees”, and the environmental dimensions of the Idle No More aboriginal movement. We have 3 interviews on today’s show:

Lisa Friedman, Deputy Editor of ClimateWire Stephen Hazell, environmental lawyer and . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio January 31 2013: Obama and climate change | Lisa Friedman | Idle No More

Earthgauge Radio: China is burning almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined

 

Time Magazine published a sobering article recently that provides some idea of the daunting challenge facing activists around the world who are trying to build a movement to confront the worsening problem of climate change. As the chart from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (above) indicates, coal consumption in China is now almost . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: China is burning almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined

Earthgauge Radio: Wonder why it’s been so cold recently when the climate is supposed to be warming?

Ottawa and other cities in eastern Canada have been experiencing abnormally cold temperatures this past week. Last Wednesday was the coldest day in 8 years dropping down to a downright bone-chilling -30 degrees C. Meanwhile Britain is suffering through some of it’s worst winter snow storms in years. How can this be happening when . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: Wonder why it’s been so cold recently when the climate is supposed to be warming?

Earthgauge Radio: Earthgauge Radio January 24: Richard Heinberg on energy, climate change and the fragile world economy

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This week on Earthgauge Radio, we launch a new series in which we will feature leading, influential thinkers who can provide some big picture context to the issues that we discuss on this program such as climate change, energy, economics, ethics, sustainability and development. We will kick off this ‘Big . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: Earthgauge Radio January 24: Richard Heinberg on energy, climate change and the fragile world economy