#1456 Capitalism and Colonialism vs Climate Progress

Air Date: 11–20-2021

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Today we take a look at the state of international climate negotiations and the intersection of capitalism and colonialism in the role of indigenous peoples around the world in stewarding the lands in a climate-friendly way.

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Ch. 1: Promises to Help the Climate Keep Breaking Part 1 - The United States of Anxiety - Air Date 11-15-21

We talk to journalist Elizabeth Kolbert about this history the COP

Ch. 2: Is COP26 Set To End in Failure? Part 1 - TyskySour - Air Date 11-12-21

Negotiations in Glasgow are going down to the wire, yet few believe world leaders will get us anywhere near limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. Is COP26 heading for failure? We speak to Simon Lewis. With Michael Walker and Aaron Bastani.

Ch. 3: Promises to Help the Climate Keep Breaking Part 2 - The United States of Anxiety - Air Date 11-15-21

Coming off of COP26, we talk to journalist David Wallace-Wells about the real cost of the climate crisis and who is paying the price.

Ch. 4: COP26 Closes Out What Comes Next - The Brian Lehrer Show - Air Date 11-15-21

Negotiations at COP26 have been formalized into the Glasgow Climate Pact and already faces criticism. Julian Brave NoiseCat, climate activist, writer and fellow at New America and the Type Media Center, discusses disappointment in the agreement.

Ch. 5: Is COP26 Set To End in Failure? Part 2 - TyskySour - Air Date 11-12-21

Ch. 6: Young Activists At U.N. Climate Summit 'We Are Not Drowning. We Are Fighting' - Consider This from NPR - Air Date 11-12-21

Thousands of youth activists from all over the world gathered in Scotland this week for the COP26 UN climate summit. They say climate change is already transforming their countries and that their generation has the most to lose.

Ch. 7: Promises to Help the Climate Keep Breaking Part 3 - The United States of Anxiety - Air Date 11-15-21


Ch. 8: Is COP26 Set To End in Failure? Part 3 - TyskySour - Air Date 11-12-21

Ch. 9: Border walls and the climate crisis Nick Buxton - This is Hell! - Air Date 11-3-21

The Transnational Institute's Nick Buxton on the report "Global Climate Wall" and in a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen judges a costume contest.


Ch. 10: Final comments with an update on shifting conservative baseline syndrome

MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):

  • Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 
  • Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
  • Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard (https://theobard.bandcamp.com/track/this-fickle-world)
  • Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent


Description: At night, a white light projection on a stone monument in Glasgow, Scotland (UK) reads “Reject False Solutions”.

Credit: “COP26 light projection in Glasgow by Backbone and friends” by Backbone Campaign, Flickr | License | Changes: Cropped


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  • Jay Tomlinson
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