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(2015/07/20) What we are facing and how we are fighting (Climate)

July 20, 201571 min
Edition #940
Today we take a look at a the continuing drought conditions in California and a variety of plans of action to fight the emission of green house gasses
 
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Show Notes
Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill
00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: California's epic drought - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 7-13-15
Ch. 3: Song 1: Cylinder One - Chris Zabriskie

00:04:59 Ch. 4: Act 2: Reframing the CA drought away from climate change - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 6-19-15
Ch. 5: Song 2: Drought - Steve Wynn

00:08:25 Ch. 6: Act 3: Actually, Solar and Wind Energy Would Work Just Fine - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 04-24-15
Ch. 7: Song 3: Windmill - Listen With Sarah

00:20:23 Ch. 8: Act 4:  Nuclear Power can be Safe... - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 06-12-15
Ch. 9: Song 4: Nuclear Waste - Tought Darts!

00:25:04 Ch. 10: Act 5: The solar boom - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 7-10-15
Ch. 11: Song 5: All over the world - Boogie Belgique

00:30:41 Ch. 12: Act 6: The Vatican encyclical on the environment - @greennewsreport - Air Date: 6-18-15
Ch. 13: Song 6: Cetology - Ben McElroy

00:33:36 Ch. 14: Act 7:  I'm Not A Scientist - @onthemedia - Air Date: 6-19-15
Ch. 15: Song 7: Oklahoma (Finale) - Gordon MacRae, Charlotte Greenwood, James Whitmore, Shirley Jones & Jay Flippen

00:40:29 Ch. 16: Act 8: The BP settlement for the gulf oil spill - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 7-10-15
Ch. 17: Song 8: Natural Disaster - D.A. Dad

00:43:36 Ch. 18: Act 9: Coal 101- What's Wrong with Coal? - @SierraClub - Air Date: 5-28-13
Ch. 19: Song 9: Shadow of a Coal Mine - Linda Draper

00:46:22 Ch. 20: Act 10: .@BeyondCoal via @SierraClub — Best of the Left Activism
Ch. 21: Song 10: Activism - Shihan

00:49:42 Ch. 22: Act 11: Supreme Court EPA Ruling Is A Big Polluted Kiss To Conservatives - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 06-30-15

Voicemails
00:55:37 Ch. 23: What's the alternative to the coal industry? - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX
Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

00:57:25 Ch. 24: Final comments on what we need to do when the coal jobs disappear
Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism: @BeyondCoal via @SierraClub
Take Action:
SIGN & SHARE: Speak Out For a Strong Clean Power Plan with the The Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign
Get involved in your state through Beyond Coal’s Take Action Page
Sources/further reading:
“United States Phases Out 200th Coal Plant As Momentum For Renewable Energy Grows” via The Sierra Club
"Iowa Utility Will Phase Out Coal At 5 Plants, In Milestone For Sierra Club” by Kate Sheppard via Huffington Post
Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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