Oil and Water (504)

As we approach the half year anniversary of the COP 21 agreement in Paris, it’s time to take a look back to assess where we’ve come and where we need to go. This week the team interviews Keven Roy a University of Toronto PHD Candidate and delegate to COP 21 on his experiences at COP 21 and his research in sea level rise.

News Links:

  1. April breaks global temperature record, marking seven months of new highs
  2. Only Five Years until we pass 1.5 degree carbon budget
  3. Saskatchewan straight up denies climate change in it’s thrown speech

For the middle third we’re joined by Atiya Jaffar of 350.org who gives us a rundown of the global Break Free actions and the protests of Kinder Morgan off the coast of Vancouver. We also discuss the National Energy Board’s decision to approve the twinning of the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

News Links:

  1. Regulator approves twinning of Kinder Morgan pipeline into B.C.
  2. Ontario to spend $7-billion on sweeping climate change plan
  3. Attawapiskat And Fort McMurray Prove Not All Crises Are Seen As Equal

In our final section Emmay questions the difference in responses to Attawaspikat and Fort McMurray and Daryn begins his pitch for a whole new kind of society.

This week also features the return of our bonus show! On which Deirdre and Sabina join us to discuss the future of activism and what works to push issues forward.

 

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