#824 Investing in a green future (Climate)

Today we lament the fact that conservatives used to be less-wildly wrong on climate change than they are now and look at some ways the rest of us can start investing in a green future without their help

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: What is your investment dollar doing? - Australians for coal - Air Date: 02-28-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: F**k You - True North

Ch. 4: Act 2: When Republicans believed in climate change - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 04-22-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Ignorance Is Bliss - Brain Drain

Ch. 6: Act 3: Science Deniers Reject Facts From Big Bang to Climate - @majorityfm - Air Date: 03-18-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: My Conversation - The Best of the Uniques 1967-1969

Ch. 8: Act 4: Keep Your Heads in the Sand - Rachel @Maddow - Air Date: 03-31-2014

Ch. 9: Song 4: Head in the Sand - Mix Disc 2.0

Ch. 10: Act 5: Report confirms the effect of climate change happening today, spurs action - @greennewsreport - Air Date: 5-6-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Making Progress - Wicked Lies

Ch. 12: Act 6: How to attack solar energy - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 04-18-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Sunshine Goodtime - Pretty Baby

Ch. 14: Act 7: Putting the Freeze on Global Warming (Part 1) - @BillMoyersHQ  And Company - Air Date 4-25-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Keep On Moving Forward - Roots, Rock & Revolution

Ch. 16: Act 8: Buying Green Power via @ENERGY - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Activism - The Poet

Ch. 18: Act 9: Putting the Freeze on Global Warming (Part 2) - @BillMoyersHQ  And Company - Air Date 4-25-14


Ch. 19: Why progressives shouldn't be in favor of polygamy - Raul from Hawaii

Ch. 20: Real-world consequinces of state-sanctioned polyamorous relationships - Nathan from Vancouver, WA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 21: Final comments on legal sanctioning of polyamorous relationships ft: David Pakman Show

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Buying Green Power, The Green Power Network

Sources/further reading:

"Green Mountain Power Vermont Utility Extends ‘Cow Power’ Option To All Customers”

"Opponents trying to shut US solar down ‘state-by-state’”

"Hoping to lower costs, Worcester signs pact with new energy supplier”

"Inside New York’s Historic Move to Remake the Utility Business Model” Greentech Media Inc.

"IKEA Makes First Wind Farm Investment in the United States”

"Study Finds Utility Decoupling is Gaining Traction” via DeSmogBlog

"The Guardian Exposes Fossil Funded Groups Coordinating Renewable Energy Attacks” by Steve Horn

”Tesla wants to free you from your electric utility” via Green News Report


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2014-06-02 15:04:31 -0400
    I like your show and specially your musings as you call it. It is not only honest, intelligent but it has heart. There is a spiritual side to it i am missing in most the lefty talkers.
    They were talking about renewable energy as catching up with fossil oil – but i didn’t hear about the fact that it is already for a long time much more expensive as the USA has to fight wars for the very same which costs an insane amount of fiat.
  • commented 2014-05-11 08:30:35 -0400
    Re: the voice mail discussion at the end of this episode, ‘progressive argument against polygamy?’ I don’t think there’s an argument against polygamy; the progressive argument is against marriage. Or, more exactly against marriage privilege.

    We have to ask what privileges are derived from the institution of marriage. Lower taxes for couples, right (just for starters)? Why do couples who are sanctioned by a church get a tax break? Why does the state ape a religious institution by recognizing it’s so-called ‘marriage’? Does this get into State/Church separation issues? Does this get into issues of Corporate taxation versus working class income taxation? Was State-sanctioned marriage a tool to make income tax more palatable to workers (who, unlike businesses don’t profit from income) and at the same time reinforce religious ideological ideas about sexual repression and male dominance and encourage “traditional” sexual relations?

    What is progressive about advocating for marriage of any kind? I’m not convinced that “marriage equality” is progressive at all. Equality sounds great, but marriage has serious issues.