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(2015/10/23) Building momentum to and through Paris (Climate)

October 23, 201574 min
Edition #962
Today we take a look at the state of the political promises being made as we lead up to the international climate negotiations in Paris as well as what we can do about it, plus we see what Exxon knew and when they knew it
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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:  Bill McKibben on U. of California Divesting from Coal and Tar Sands - @democracynow - Air Date 09-10-15
Ch. 3: Song 1: Here Comes The Wave (instrumental) - Silence Is Sexy

00:07:56 Ch. 4: Act 2: Climate Desk's Tim McDonnell explains Obama's new plan to fight global warming - Climate Desk - Air Date: 08-03-15
Ch. 5: Song 2: The Shine - Jahzzar

00:10:53 Ch. 6: Act 3: Pretty Words, Ugly Actions: The Obama Legacy on Climate Change - @blkagendareport - Air Date: 8-5-15
Ch. 7: Song 3: Thru Nature - deeB

00:16:43 Ch. 8: Act 4: Engineers Develop Plan to Convert US to 100% Clean Energy by 2050 - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 06-13-15
Ch. 9: Song 4: Junior - Kaki King

00:23:11 Ch. 10: Act 5: There Is No Such Thing As "Clean Coal" - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 09-03-15
Ch. 11: Song 5: Happy Radioactive - Single - The Gregory Brothers

00:27:14 Ch. 12: Act 6: Exxon's History of Climate Change Research - @onthemedia - Air Date: 9-18-15
Ch. 13: Song 6: The Sound of Skeptics - Hoffman and Jerfunkle

00:37:04 Ch. 14: Act 7: Climate Deniers Be Cray! with Jenny Slate - NextGen Climate - Air Date: 6-30-15
Ch. 15: Song 7: !!Going Places!! - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

00:41:26 Ch. 16: Act 8:  Harper is gone, Exxon is on the ropes, arctic drilling on hold and electric cars are the future - @greennewsreport - Air Date - 10-15- 15
Ch. 17: Song 8: Automatic For the People - R.E.M.

00:46:15 Ch. 18: Act 9: #GlobalClimateMarch via @350 - Best of the Left Activism
Ch. 19: Song 9: This Fickle World - Theo Bard

00:48:59 Ch. 20: Act 10: Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis Climate Change Could Be Catalyst to Build a Fairer Economic System - @democracynow - Air Date 10-05-15

00:59:17 Ch. 21: Call to action on voter suppression - Mary from Sweeden
01:00:38 Ch. 22: Depression - Chris from New Hampshire
Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:06:29 Ch. 23: Final comments on how how predispositions and relativity effects our happiness
Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism: #GlobalClimateMarch via @350 — Best of the Left Activism
Take Action:
Join the next #RoadThroughParis event: The #GlobalClimateMarch
Additional Activism/Resources:’s push ahead of the Paris summit: Register Your Divestment from fossil fuels
Sources/further reading:
"Leaders Discuss Deeper Engagement for Strong Climate Agreement in Paris”
"Solar and Wind Just Passed Another Big Turning Point: It has never made less sense to build fossil fuel power plants.”
via Bloomberg
"Demolishing The 7 Myths Propping Up Fossil Fuels: It's time to set the record straight.” via Huffington Post
Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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