(2016/03/25) The scales are tipping (Climate)
March 25, 2016•73 min
Edition #1000 Today we examine how the climate denial industry works and look forward to the positive trends in renewable energy Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill 00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: Oil Tycoon Attacks Anti-Fracking Researchers - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 05-25-15 Ch. 3: Song 1: Hole In My Soul - Aerosmith 00:09:31 Ch. 4: Act 2: .@KertDavies on How the Climate Denial Industry Works - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 12-04-15 Ch. 5: Song 2: Sunrise - Norah Jones 00:19:47 Ch. 6: Act 3: .@NaomiOreskes explains what motivates climate deniers - @StarTalkRadio w/ Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) - Air Date: 2-5-16 Ch. 7: Song 3: Science Is Real - They Might Be Giants 00:24:16 Ch. 8: Act 4: Koch Brothers Declare War On Electric Cars - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 02-20-16 Ch. 9: Song 4: The Persuaded - Faded Paper Figures 00:33:40 Ch. 10: Act 5: The Guardian Goes Positive w/ @james_randerson - @OnTheMedia - Air Date: 12-18-15 Ch. 11: Song 5: The typewriter song - The Boston Pops Orchestra 00:41:45 Ch. 12: Act 6: Break Free 2016 #KEEPITINTHEGROUND - A Global Wave of Resistance to Keep Coal, Oil and Gas in the Ground via @350 - Best of the Left Activism Ch. 13: Song 6: This fickle world - Theo Bard 00:45:10 Ch. 14: Act 7: .@algore The case for optimism on climate change - @TEDTalks - Air Date 2-22-16 Voicemails: 00:55:32 Ch. 15: On Sweedish socialism - Robin from Sweden 00:59:10 Ch. 16: Trust in government is key to social programs - Erin from Philadelphia 01:02:45 Ch. 17: Offending and silencing - Marty from Eagle Rock, CA Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics 01:04:52 Ch. 18: Final comments on offense, harm and how to have a productive conversation Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone Activism: Find and sign up for a targeted action near you at breakfree2016.org Learn more about organizing your own action Join the conversation online via the hashtags #BreakFree2016 and #Keepitintheground Follow @350 on Twitter for the latest updates on the action and other news Donate to support the work of 350.org Sources/further reading: 4 Reasons Now is our Chance to Break Free from Fossil Fuels (via BreakFree2016.org) Bill McKibbon: Global Warming's Terrifying New Chemistry (via The Nation) Inside the Paris Climate Deal (via The New York Times) President Obama's Climate Action Plan Infographic (via WhiteHouse.gov) Bill McKibbon: Why We Need to Keep 80% of Fossil Fuels in the Ground (via Yes!) Fossil Giant BP Sees Fourth-Quarter Profits Sink Nearly 70% (via Smarter Shift) Written by BOTL social media/activism director Amanda Hoffman Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!