To Hell With Tolerance (513)

The Trudeau government is under fire again this week over the perceived bias of appointing someone with close ties to Kinder Morgan to a board reviewing Kinder Morgan proposals. Our Canadian pipeline coverage continues with another story about whistleblower reports of edited reports by Husky Energy (and likely others) hiding their complacency in protecting the public from spills.

After the break, we discuss some good news! A great breakthrough could be on the horizon with the technology to turn waste plastic into diesel fuel. Most people don’t realize that ocean tankers which carry much of our international trade are exempted from most climate regulations and have no fuel efficiency standards. Not only would technology like this clean up a lot of waste plastic, but potentially turn some of the worst possible energy systems on earth (diesel ship engines) to among the cleanest.

Afterwards, we play an inspirational clips from the Revolution Climate rally outside the Democratic National Convention this past week in Philadelphia. Inspiration and exciting we hope you enjoy! We played a short clip from the start but the full video (via The Young Turks) is available below.

Finally, Alex and Daryn follow the optimistic theme and talk about an article about positive traits you should try to live for 2016. While Daryn is not a fan of the flowers language (and you may or may not be either) it’s worth digging through for the actual meat and some good concepts that are worth considering.

Bonus Show!

We welcomed a surprise last min guest to the bonus show, and hopefully we will be seeing her again soon ūüôā Shaya Tajvidi joins Alex and Daryn to talk about car-sharing, solar roads and banning personal transport vehicles to some degree.

This weeks music:

Brendon Canning “Keystone Dealers”¬†& Versa “”Sapphire”

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(426) CaterToronto and China/US Climate Deal

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This weeks interview is with Vanessa Ling Yu, Director of Food Forward. Food Forward is a not-for-profit that educates and advocates for smart food policy in Toronto, particularly with relation to poverty and access to healthy food for all. Vanessa is a passionate food advocate, and talks to us about food access, poverty and public policy as well as helping us understand the CaterToronto initiative they offer in particular.

An article in Metro regarding Vanessa’s work:

Toronto Public Health removes ‚Äėracist‚Äô document suggesting Chinese food causes food poisoning

Stefan, Kevin and I spend the rest of the show digging into the recent “blockbuster” announcement of a non-binding agreement with China to curb carbon in the near future. The internet and environmentalists are abuzz with the news, but does it really mean anything? Our team of crack pundits¬†takes a stab at this question.

Some articles floating around on this story:

U.S.-China climate deal poses special challenge for G20-bound PM

U.S.-China climate change deal a ‚Äėgame changer‚Äô for Prime Minister Harper

China-US carbon deal: A historic milestone in the global fight against climate change

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This weeks Music:

The Cool Hands “Marijuana Cigarette” & “Smoke Break”