Green Majority Radio

Green Majority Radio

Canada

The Green Majority is a multi-platform Canadian environment and politics news show, publishing since 2006. We do not have any funding outside of a very modest Patreon account, please support us if you can! Learn more at www.greenmajority.ca

Episodes

Treaty Rights and Pipeline Wrongs (530)  

The Trudeau government announced approval for the TransMountain (Kinder Morgan) pipeline this week so we thought we'd give an overview of the issue. We begin the show with a timeline history of the TransMountain pipeline and of the resistance to it. After the break we are joined by the official spokesperson and councillor for the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation Charlene Aleck, who have been one of the major opponents to the pipeline and whose land lays directly in it's proposed path. This is just a brief! Please check the website here for full show notes at www.greenmajority.ca We are 100% member supported and need your help! Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

Physics Doesn't Negotiate (529)  

Stefan takes point this week discussing the social media fiasco that follow a very poorly thought out tweet by Environment Canada this week in correlation with the holds National Youth Summit on Climate Change hosted by Minister McKenna. This is just a brief! Please check the website here for full show notes at www.greenmajority.ca We are 100% member supported and need your help! Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

Animals Are Smarter Than You Think (529)  

This week is CIUT's fall fundraising show, but that doesn't stop us from having an action packed show! We interview Leora Eisen about the new Nature of Things CBC documentary 'Think Like An Animal', as well as cover some of the horror stories coming out of the US, as well as what it means for Canada and the international community. This is just a brief! Please check the website here for full show notes at www.greenmajority.ca We are 100% member supported and need your help! Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

Processing Grief (528)  

With no room in our hearts for politics this week, Stefan and Daryn with the help of some special guests talk about dealing with grief and how to pick yourself back up after the US election results. This is just a brief! Please check the website here for full show notes at www.greenmajority.ca We are 100% member supported and need your help! Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

The World Is Holding It's Breath (527)  

We begin the show with the news that the Paris Climate agreement comes into effect this week, and discuss it within the context of the 'however...' rule of reading environment news headlines of any kind. This is just a brief! Please check the website here for full show notes at www.greenmajority.ca We are 100% member supported and need your help! Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

Maximizing Fragility (526)  

The hosts discuss the ongoing protests at the Dakota Access Pipeline which resulted in over 100 more arrests of protestors this week bringing the total to over 260 since the action began. This is just a brief! Please check the website here for full show notes at www.greenmajority.ca We are 100% member supported and need your help! Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

The State Of Journalism (525)  

Our feature this week is a conversation with Canadian journalist Mike De Souza, who is currently working for the National Observer after spending years in the establishment media. Mike has recently published replies to attacks on his and N.O.'s credibility, and we discuss these as examples of the atmosphere surrounding independent journalism in Canada. This is just a brief! Please check the website here for full show notes at www.greenmajority.ca We are 100% member supported and need your help! Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

Running On Empty (524)  

Our interview this week is with the award winning director Mike Downie - on the program this week to talk about his new CBC The Nature of Things documentary 'Running On Empty' which covers the ongoing fallout from the 5 year drought that devastating California. This is just a brief! Please check the website here for full show notes at www.greenmajority.ca We are 100% member supported and need your help! Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

3D Chess On A 1D Board (523)  

The big news this week is the nearly ready to ratify Paris Climate Accord and the Liberal announcement that we will have a national price on carbon one way or the other by 2018. Lot's to say here but we say it on the show! This is just a brief! Please check the website here for full show notes at www.greenmajority.ca We are 100% member supported and need your help! Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

Mittens of Disapproval Are On (522)  

Stefan is away this week so instead it is our pleasure to have the co-host chair filled by the one and only Rob Shirkey, The Executive Director from Our Horizon. Rob and Daryn spend the first part of the program talking about the breaking news this week that Trudeau has flashed the green light for a massive liquid natural gas pipeline through British Columbia that the local liberal government has been fighting for as an election promise. The real question is, how do we square this approval with the election promises of Trudeau himself with regards to climate and First Nations sovereignty which are at best in conflict and at worst reveal dishonesty with this project from the outset. This is just a brief! Please check the website here for full show notes at www.greenmajority.ca We are 100% member supported and need your help! Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

Dirty Dirty Liars #ExxonKnew (521)  

Inherent flaws in our corporate regulation, and the fake outrage from the US Congress about excessive profits by companies like Mylan (Epipen Manufacturer) and Turing Pharmaceuticals (Martin Shkreli) despite the fact that this is precisely the behaviour our corporate laws are designed to incentivize. We discuss this with reference to the increasing coverage and litigation of and against Exxon. This is just a brief! Please check the website here for full show notes at www.greenmajority.ca We are 100% member supported and need your help! Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

Lord Of The Resources [520]  

Barbora Grochalova an Environmental Lawyer in Ontario joins us to talk about the joining of Ontario to the Western Climate Initiate that already includes California and Quebec to participate on climate credit trading. This is just a brief! Please check the website here for full show notes at www.greenmajority.ca We are 100% member supported and need your help! Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

Stupidity Insurance: NEB In Depth (519)  

Daryn and Stefan dig into the ongoing National Energy Board scandals, with completely legitimate mistrust and skepticism about their independence and unbiased perspective on pipeline issues. This is just a brief! Please check the website here for full show notes at www.greenmajority.ca We are 100% member supported and need your help! Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

Think you know the price of oil? Think Again. (518)  

Stefan leads us in a game of 'Pope or Marxist.com' with new statements by the Pope on the social ills of greed and the moral obligation to care for the environment. Stefan also provides a brief update on the Dakota Pipeline story and the indigenous people from all over the country coming to join the resistance to the 'Keystone XL 2.0'. This is just a brief! Please check the website here for full show notes at www.greenmajority.ca We are 100% member supported and need your help! Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

Government Captured: BC Sells Out Voters (517)  

We begin the show with an update on the Nestle water controversy, which could see Ontario sell it's water to the private corp for a pathetic $3.71 per MILLION litres. Atiya Jaffar, Digital Organizer for 350 Canada takes the lead to discuss the ongoing story of the Husky Energy disaster in Saskatchewan, and an update on the ongoing protests in the USA with the Dakota First Nations over the Dakota Access Pipeline. Daryn hosts a review of the criticism surrounding BC's new 'Carbon Plan' which was immediately and entirely blasted by scientists and ENGO's for doing basically nothing to achieve meaningful policy or goals for future policy. This is just a brief! Please check the website here for full show notes at www.greenmajority.ca We are 100% member supported and need your help! Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

Political Hot Potato (516)  

The Green Party may soon be having to reinvent itself with Elizabeth May possibly stepping down as leader next week over a party vote on the Boycott Israel campaign. Digging into the Israel boycott issue itself is outside the scope of our program, but the May angle is very important for politics in Canada. Whether it was her intention or not many people would argue that Ms. May has been more than just the leader of the Greens but rather their sole political product since she took over. Despite the undeniably positive effect of her advocacy in parliament, has she ended up being a liability to the Green Party itself? Guest host Bethany Koughan, local activist and occasional Green Party volunteer discusses. This is just a brief! Please check the website here for full show notes at www.greenmajority.ca We are 100% member supported and need your help! Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

Feelings VS Facts (515)  

We start close to home this week with a conversation about energy efficiency standards and the reason we don't have nice things. We then spend a min talking about the pathetic attempts by oil company funded astroturf groups to garner support by trying to sell it with sex to straight males. This is just a brief! Please check the website here for full show notes: http://www.greenmajority.ca/the-podcast/2016/8/12/feelings-vs-facts-515 We are 100% member supported and need your help! Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

Disillusioned Conservatives Apply Within (514)  

We start with a critique of conservative ideology and credibility on the issue of climate change and cap and trade. Follows is Rosemary Frei talking about her decision to retire and become a full time activist. Rosemary tells us about her experience walking Gaspe to protest fracking projects in Quebec. Finally the team discusses some alarming news of Anthrax and secret military bases full of radiation and toxic waste being unearthed by melting permafrost. This is just a brief! Please check the website here for full show notes: We are 100% member supported and need your help! Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

To Hell With Tolerance (513)  

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Robinhood and the United Nations (512)  

Green Majority regular contributor and finance expert Tim Nash the sustainable economist joins us this week for a segment on the concept of a global "Robinhood Tax" and how this idea could address the vast wealth inequality all over the world, climate change and basically all the other big-ticket global problems all in one go. But you know, start small right? :) This is not a new idea, nor is it crazy... in fact it's already been proposed on a smaller scale in some countries and policies similar to this are already in place. Bonus Show! Deirdre and Daryn talk about ferrets and gene editing (part 2 of a discussion from last week) and Pokemon Go (yes really) and it's very real relevance to modern environmental impacts. If you think this is silly or not relevant, sorry! Your wrong :) Listen in on the podcast to find out why! This is just a brief! Please check the website here for full show notes: https://greenmajoritymedia.wordpress.com/2016/07/22/robinhood-and-the-united-nations-512/ We are 100% member supported and need your help! Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

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