#1232 Understanding our last chance to save ourselves

Air Date: 12–4-2018
Today we take a look at the two major recent climate change reports that were released and some of the new energy arriving in Congress determined to be equal to the task


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Ch. 1: Behind the scenes at the IPCC with Dr. Katharine Mach - America Adapts - Air Date 3-13-17

Dr. Katharine Mach, Director of Stanford Environment Assessment Facility - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and former Co-Director of the Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Ch. 2: Discussing the new IPPC report - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 10-8-18

The IPCC report warns that unless very serious changes are made by governments over the next 10 years, the worst effects of global warming will arrive far sooner than previously predicted

Ch. 3: Kelly Levin, senior associate with the World Resources Institute joins Ira to discuss the IPCC Report - Science Friday - Air Date 10-11-18

A new United Nations report published this week highlights a number of climate change impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to 1.5 C compared to 2 C, or more. The conclusion: Every bit of warming of matters.

Ch. 4: Media fails to place the blame for climate change where it belongs - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 10-19-18

Once again, examples of media missing the point in just such a way that protects corporations and blames individuals for systemic problems

Ch. 5: Climate Scientist: As U.N. Warns of Global Catastrophe, We Need a "Marshall Plan" for Climate Change - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 10-9-18

Arguing that our economic status quo cannot be seen as a constraint to recommended climate actions

Ch. 6: Special Report on the National Climate Assessment - @GreenNewsReport - Air Date 11-26-18

Major U.S. climate report warns global warming is already devastating America’s environment and economy — and unless we act aggressively to reduce emissions, it is going to get MUCH worse

Ch. 7: The Science Behind Trump’s Climate Report - The Brian Lehrer Show - Air Date 11-28-18 

Christopher Joyce, correspondent on the science desk at NPR, talks about the science behind Trump Administration’s climate report, and the push for a Green New Deal.

Ch. 8: Who Is To Blame For The Earth's Destruction? - Sustainable Human - Air Date 3-7-18

It’s partly economic. It’s partly infrastructural. It’s partly the habits that were imbued in us growing up in this culture - habits of competition, habits of scarcity, habits of judgment, habits of struggle.

Ch. 9: Activists and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Demand Nancy Pelosi Take Action on Climate - @TheRealNews - Air Date 11-14-18

Varshini Prakash of the Sunrise Movement talks about why hundreds of activists occupied Nancy Pelosi's offices demanding a Green New Deal and an end to fossil fuel contributions


Ch. 10: Making a dirty deal with white supremacy - Zev from Southern Illinois

Ch. 11: Explain the Elizabeth Warren issue to me - Nick from California

Ch. 12: Here's my B+ answer on Elizabeth Warren - Nick from California


Ch. 12: Final comments on the dead-end conclusion of having the wrong conversation



Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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