#1290 The world is rising in rebellion against climate inaction

Air Date: 7–16-2019

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Today we take a look at the widespread movements gaining steam around the world using disruption of business as usual as a tactic to protest insufficient governmental action on climate change

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Intro: Activism is food for the soul and the solution must match the problem

Ch. 1: What Should the Climate Movement Do Next? with Hannah Martin - Weekly Economics - Air Date 7-1-19

Protestors are targeting events where the people who have enabled carbon death are speaking. Organizing and striking is the biggest tool we have to stop the madness.

Ch. 2: Extinction Rebellion and Students Demanding Climate Action - Citizens Climate Lobby - Air Date 3-23-19

We dig into the role of the “Rebel”—groups and individuals who disrupt business as usual in order to bring about systems change.

Ch. 3: Greta Thunberg Warns the EU - Green News Report - Air Date 4-18-19

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg offers a stark, tearful warning to EU

Ch. 4: Extinction Rebellion The Climate Is An Emergency - The Michael Brooks Show - Air Date 5-28-19

We talk about the climate crisis and the model that Extinction Rebellion gives to action.

Ch. 5: Changing Tactics in the Face of Climate Emergency with Julia Olson and Vic Barrett - No Ordinary Lawsuit - Air Date 3-29-19

There is legal precedent for suing the government over climate change. Big social and structural changes need to happen and we need all branches of government on our side. Our lives, liberty and property are threatened without massive structural change

Ch. 6: Lisa Hymas On The Need For A Climate Crisis Debate - The Young Turks - Air Date 7-2-19

We need to have a climate change debate for 2020.

Ch. 7: Demand a DNC #ClimateDebate & Join the Global #ClimateStrike September 20-27th - Best of the Left Activism

Take action! Click the title and/or scroll down for quick links and resources from this segment.

Ch. 8: Greta Thunberg: Act Right Now - TED Talks Daily - Air Date 1-30-19

Greta Thunberg explains why she walked out for climate action - all the solutions are there, and we need to stand up and act.


Ch. 9: Clarifying the Prisoners Dilemma - Heather

Ch. 10: Should reparations be universal programs to help their staying power? - Jonathan from Louisville, KY


Ch. 11: Final comments on the fight about reparations we need to have


Demand a #ClimateDebate via Sunrise Movement

Join Sunrise Movement at Dem Primary Debates in Detroit

Find Global Climate Strike (Sept 20th-27th) Events or Organize One


How to stand with climate strikers (350.org)

Young people have led the climate strikes. Now we need adults to join us too (The Guardian)

We Should All Ditch Work and Go on Strike for the Climate (Vice)

Young Activists Are Planning National Protests To Push Democrats On The Climate Crisis (BuzzFeed)

Sunrise Movement Calls for Mass Climate Demonstration Outside Democratic Debate in Detroit (The Intercept)

Under pressure from activists, DNC reportedly planning vote on climate debate (ThinkProgress)

It’s official: The DNC is considering a climate debate (Grist)

This Is Why We Need A Climate Debate (HuffPost)

Researched & written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman 

MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):

  • Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 
  • Hundred Mile-No Guitar - K2
  • A Palace of Cedar - The Pine Barrens
  • On Our Own Again - The Pine Barrens
  • The Zeppelin - Aeronaut
  • Celestial Navigation - Aeronaut
  • Open Flames - Aeronaut
  • Planting Flags - K4
  • Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
  • Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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