#988 When climate science meets faith-based economics

Air date: 2-5-16

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Today we look at the intersection of the climate crisis with our current economic system including how the degradation of valuable natural resources is seen as valueless externalities, how  fossil fuel companies manipulate the system to maintain their

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Externalities - by @DavidSuzuki - Resource Based Economy - Air Date: 7-26-13

Ch. 3: Song 1: N/A

Ch. 4: Act 2: The True Cost Of Fossil Fuels - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 10-28-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: The Price You Pay - Bruce Springsteen

Ch. 6: Act 3: TransCanada Uses NAFTA to sue The US Over Keystone Pipeline! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 01-08-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: Smoke And Mirrors - Giraffe

Ch. 8: Act 4: Nevada guts their net metering program, killing the solar industry - @greennewsreport - Air Date 1-12-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: Sunshine to Burn (The Long Grass) - The Sand Pebbles

Ch. 10: Act 5: Ronald Wright on Progress Traps - The Green Interview - Air Date: 8-1-11

Ch. 11: Song 5: Farmscrapers - Dad Rocks!

Ch. 12: Act 6: Is the Military the Future of Renewable Energy? - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 12-04-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Hands To Myself - Selena Gomez

Ch. 14: Act 7: Porter Ranch Massive CA Gas Leak & What It Means - Majority Report (@majorityfm) - Air Date 01-12-16

Ch. 15: Song 7: Payne's Bay - Beirut

Ch. 16: Act 8: Is Aliso Canyon California's BP Blowout? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 01-08-16

Ch. 17: Song 8: Devil Town - Tony Lucca

Ch. 18: Act 9: #LeapYear Manifesto: For New Economic & Energy Systems via @NaomiAKlein — Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Act 9A: The Leap Manifesto As Explained By @NaomiAKlein - Huffington Post Canada - Air Date: 9-15-15

Ch. 20: Song 9: This Fickle World - Theo Bard

Ch. 21: Act 10: Surviving Progress Film (condensed version)


Ch. 22: The system isn't broken, it's fixed - V from Western New York

Ch. 23: The Spirit Level by Richard G. Wilkinson and Kate Pickett - Nick from Denver, Co

Ch. 24: Correcting a few economic points - Kate in Torono (T's are overrated)

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 25: Final comments

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

Activism: #LeapYear Manifesto: For New Economic & Energy Systems via @NaomiAKlein

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JOIN/Host: #LeapYear Event, Feb-March 2016 via

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Canadians can SIGN: The Leap Year Manifest

Sources/further reading:

"Let’s make this a real ‘leap’ year, and go fossil fuel-free” by Naomi Klein

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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