#875 Rising tide of climate change deniers and sea levels (Climate)

Today we take a look at some of the potential environmental fallout of the recent US elections


Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Climate Change: Our greatest health threat, or our greatest opportunity for better health? - Global Climate and Health Alliance (@GCHAlliance) - Air Date: 04-03-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Dreamtime - Faith In the Future

Ch. 4: Act 2: US Could Quadruple Renewable Electricity by 2030 for 18 CENTS PER MONTH - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 10-26-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Future Is Now - Dune

Ch. 6: Act 3: Politico & BP Blatantly Conspire To Hide BP's Devastating Oil Spill - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 10-23-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Journalist - The System

Ch. 8: Act 4: First the Arctic, now Greenland's Ice is Melting... - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 10-07-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Strong Animals - Beasts of the Southern Wild (Music from the Motion Picture)

Ch. 10: Act 5: Climate Change — Faith and Fact - @BillMoyersHQ And Company - Air Date 9-12-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Genesis - Futureperfect

Ch. 12: Act 6: Cable News Features Unhinged Climate Denier - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 11-09-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Nothing to See Here - Can't Remember the Last Time

Ch. 14: Act 7: This is not the middle of the climate debate - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 10-31-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Stuck In the Middle With You - Stuck In the Middle With You (Remastered) - EP

Ch. 16: Act 8: Will Climate Change Force Florida to Split Into Two? - @majorityfm - Air Date: 10-27-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Sink, Florida, Sink - As the Eternal Cowboy

Ch. 18: Act 9: The climate desaster of the midterm elections - @greennewsreport - Air Date: 11-6-14

Ch. 19: Song 9: A Change Is Gonna Come - Ain't That Good News

Ch. 20: Act 10: #KeystoneXL Under Congressional #Climate Deniers - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 21: Song 10: Time for Action - Time for Action - the Very Best Of

Ch. 22: Act 11: When fracking and oil compete, consumers & the economy win - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 11-07-14


Ch. 23: Thoughts on religion episode from a non-athiest - Tim from Hyattsville, MD

Ch. 24: What Maher and Harris was saying isn't that bad - Nick from Kansas

Ch. 25: Important to recognize our own biases - Bassey from NYC

Ch. 26: Frustrated by the left's response to Sam Harris - Greg from Baldwin Park, California

Ch. 27: The pity(?) Pithy(?) stance - Mike From Nova Scotia

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 28: Final comments on the diversity of the listeners and one example of the minority

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

Activism Update: KeystoneXL Under Congressional Climate Deniers

Follow-up/New Action!

Stop the Tar Sands Pipeline! via NRDC BioGems

Tell President Obama to reject Keystone XL

Use ContactingTheCongress.org to find your possibly new representatives and let them know you oppose Keystone.

Additional activism:

Watch/host a screening for ”Above All Else”: a documentary about the battle over the KXL pipeline in East Texas. h/t Tom Philpott at Mother Jones

Follow "Above All Else” on Twitter and on Facebook

Follow Idle No More’s work protecting the land and water in Canada as well as the rights of the Indigenous population there.


"Senate Now Has Enough Votes To Pass Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Bill” by Katie Sheppard at HuffPo Politics

"Meet the Senate’s New Climate Denial Caucus: Their views range from tepid acceptance of the science to flat-out rejection” by Tim McDonnell at Climate Desk

"OMG. They Tell Her That Her Words Are BS Right To Her Face. So Satisfying.” — an amazing short film by AJ+ on the Unist'ot'en Camp founded by members of the Wet'suwet'en Nation to resist the Tar Sands Gigaproject in Western Canada. via Upworthy

”Candidate Profile: Joni Ernst via Iowa Public Radio

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2014-11-12 14:12:20 -0500
    When World Bank climate scientists are coming out saying that factory farming is causing 51% of greenhouse gases (the #1 cause on the planet), why are we not discussing the movement towards plant based diets? Removing every gas powered vehicle from the roads around the entire planet apparently would still have less of an impact then vastly decreasing the number of factory farms. Methane production seems to be the main culprit, rather than carbon dioxide.