Hope Isn’t A Strategy (510)

We attempt this week to start with the worst news and get better throughout to try to leave you with some hope. But as this weeks title tells you, hope isn’t a strategy (that will make sense later). Lot’s of news this week including breaking news about an entire lake disappearing due to climate change in Bolivia, a rush of lobbying by mining companies on the Canadian Gov, and an expose on how to evade lobbying laws in Canada. Insects are dying, and yes that’s bad… but at least we got a divestment win! All the news we found important this week listed below.

This weeks news:

This weeks music:

‘1001 Nights (Part B)’ – Versa & ‘Confessions Part 2’ Bad Bad Not Good

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(480) Citizen CoPower

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We start with David Berliner from CoPower.me talking about a new way to get involved in the renewable energy market space in January. CoPower groups and simplifies investments in renewable energy, and efficiency upgrades all over the world into simple and easy to understand investment portfolio options so you could be providing startup capital to a geothermal plant half way around the world!

Learn more about David and CoPower here.

We also talk more about COP21, and the ‘secret deal’ as it’s been initially reported between Alberta’s premier, several large environment groups, Pembina and the heads of a select group of oil executives.

Some key reading as of the date of this post:

Are green groups ready for tarsands deal?

Pigs fly as oil industry and environmental groups endorse NDP’s ambitious Made-in-Alberta Climate Change Plan

Secret deal on Alberta’s oilsands emissions limits divides patch

We’d like to be clear that this news and our comments on it are very fresh and this story is still developing. Stay tuned for updates and revisions/corrections to this story.

Episode References

Paris Talks on Climate – a gathering of liars

The Guardian: COP21 reporting

The US Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project

Elizabeth May COP21 Blog

Other Top News
What we didn’t get to on the show…

BREAKING: Ecojustice files complaint with Competition Bureau against climate denial groups

New Report Details TPP’s ‘Panoply of Threats’ to Climate

Deep sea mining company reveals new gear

Exxon Targets Journalists Who Exposed Massive Climate Cover Up

Coal-as-Usual Could Push World 400 Percent Past Warming Threshold

This Tower Pulls Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

A 60-second guide to why the Paris climate summit will succeed

This Weeks Music

The Narcicyst featuring Shadia Mansour “Hamdulillah”Metric – Youth Without Youth