#940 What we are facing and how we are fighting (Climate)

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Today we take a look at the continuing drought conditions in California and a variety of plans of action to fight the emission of green house gasses

Show Notes

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

00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: California's epic drought - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 7-13-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Cylinder One - Chris Zabriskie


00:04:59 Ch. 4: Act 2: Reframing the CA drought away from climate change - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 6-19-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Drought - Steve Wynn


00:08:25 Ch. 6: Act 3: Actually, Solar and Wind Energy Would Work Just Fine - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 04-24-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Windmill - Listen With Sarah


00:20:23 Ch. 8: Act 4:  Nuclear Power can be Safe... - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 06-12-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Nuclear Waste - Tought Darts!


00:25:04 Ch. 10: Act 5: The solar boom - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 7-10-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: All over the world - Boogie Belgique


00:30:41 Ch. 12: Act 6: The Vatican encyclical on the environment - @greennewsreport - Air Date: 6-18-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Cetology - Ben McElroy


00:33:36 Ch. 14: Act 7:  I'm Not A Scientist - @onthemedia - Air Date: 6-19-15

Ch. 15: Song 7: Oklahoma (Finale) - Gordon MacRae, Charlotte Greenwood, James Whitmore, Shirley Jones & Jay Flippen


00:40:29 Ch. 16: Act 8: The BP settlement for the gulf oil spill - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 7-10-15

Ch. 17: Song 8: Natural Disaster - D.A. Dad


00:43:36 Ch. 18: Act 9: Coal 101- What's Wrong with Coal? - @SierraClub - Air Date: 5-28-13

Ch. 19: Song 9: Shadow of a Coal Mine - Linda Draper


00:46:22 Ch. 20: Act 10: .@BeyondCoal via @SierraClub — Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 21: Song 10: Activism - Shihan


00:49:42 Ch. 22: Act 11: Supreme Court EPA Ruling Is A Big Polluted Kiss To Conservatives - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 06-30-15


Voicemails

00:55:37 Ch. 23: What's the alternative to the coal industry? - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


00:57:25 Ch. 24: Final comments on what we need to do when the coal jobs disappear

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


Activism: @BeyondCoal via @SierraClub

Take Action:

SIGN & SHARE: Speak Out For a Strong Clean Power Plan with the The Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign

Get involved in your state through Beyond Coal’s Take Action Page

Sources/further reading:

“United States Phases Out 200th Coal Plant As Momentum For Renewable Energy Grows” via The Sierra Club

"Iowa Utility Will Phase Out Coal At 5 Plants, In Milestone For Sierra Club” by Kate Sheppard via Huffington Post

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2015-07-28 03:14:51 -0400
    Great podcast, I must take issue with one thing though, the absence of discussion about the meat based diet and its HUGE effect on the issue. Seriously, if a bunch of people switched to veganism, we’d solve all these problems. In chris hayes’s piece on drought they listed all the healthy, whole, non processed foods lime grapes and almonds, but failed to mention the food that hands down drives the most water use by far: meat and diary. One pound of “beef” requires about 1500 gallons of water! Remember, you’re feeding that poor creature about 43 pounds of plant based food, and all of the water that requires, for every ONE pound of “beef” yielded.
  • commented 2015-07-24 17:19:34 -0400
    Really annoyed at the anti-nuclear segment. Hartman spins the fallacy that all modern nuclear power plants will inevitably turn out like Fukushima or Chernobyl, when this is not the case. And then on top of that he’s rude and dismissive to his caller. I’m really tired of the left-wing circular firing squad, I really am.
  • commented 2015-07-22 13:43:02 -0400
    Wow, I have been listening to your podcasts on iTunes and I feel hope at last. I call myself a bleeding heart liberal because I care about people, animals and the environment. (Not really in order since sometimes I really HATE some people…LOL) I listen regularly to MSNBC and have been dissatisfied lately. Like for a year or more. After I listened to your podcast that was commented on the real MSNBC I knew why…
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
    Now I am going to get involved!