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

Debbie Hawking Downer [Bonus Show] (560)  

Stephen Hawking is predicting humanity has 100 years to leave earth of face extinction. It's both a startling and upsetting claim, and the hosts discuss both our opinions on the claim and theorize the implications if it's true. Learn more at www.greenmajority.ca

Climate Change Is Here Now (560)  

This week we focus on largely on climate effects, as they are already causing havoc. Additionally as these effects become more clear, some hard to predict further complications can become apparent complicating mitigation efforts and causing additional difficulties and danger the world over. We are 100% member supported - Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

We Need To Talk [Bonus Show] (559)  

This week on the bonus show Stefan and Saryn discuss the newly laid charges against 17 people including 5 city employees in Flint, Michigan over the ongoing lead poisoning water crisis. They talk about the details of the latest developments as well as the implications and lessons learned so far from this horrible betrayal of the public trust.

We Need To Talk (559)  

Stefan starts the show with a discussion around public-private partnerships with some examples. They could solve multiple problems at once and has positive outcomes for citizens, governments and the companies involved. We are 100% member supported - Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

Toxic Tour and Environmental Racism (558)  

This week the Green Majority is taken over by the students of Economics for the Anthropocene. They host a discussion with Beze Gray, one of the tour guides for the 'Toxic Tour' through chemical valley in Sarnia, Ontario and Aamjiwnaang First Nation. We are 100% member supported - Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

Public-Private Balance [Bonus Show] (557)  

Stefan and Saryn discuss the balance between when and how corporations and governments should be in charge of public works. Initiated by some uneasiness about how much of our public events are now funded (aka controlled) by private donors such as TD bank and TO Pride, we discuss the implications, concerns and alternative methods of public events that don't put us at the mercy of private interests to have a good time! Learn more at www.greenmajority.ca

End Of An Empire (557)  

This weeks show is pretty straight forward, because basically everyone is talking about either Trump or BC elections this week. We give it our take, and provide an overview of the reporting to date. We are 100% member supported - Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

Do Something Else [Bonus Show] (556)  

Often there's no clear answers to a problem, and information overload can make us feel like effort is pointless. Stefan and Saryn discuss how to be active when the path forward is unclear, with several examples from food policy issues. Learn more at www.greenmajority.ca

Trudeau's Climate Shell Game (556)  

We cover fewer news stories this week to instead spend a little extra time on analysis. We take a look at stories from a policy prospective and make some proposals about how to address them. Trudeau's pipelines, food policy, renewable energy and more. We are 100% member supported - Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

Dubai is so Dubai [Bonus Show] (555)  

This week Stefan and Saryn talk about a dubious plan out of Dubai to drag melting glaciers offshore Persian Gulf for clean drinking water and tourist attractions. So much sarcasm, so little time. Check out this funnier than usual episode full of silliness to go along with you Armageddon. Learn more at www.greenmajority.ca Music by Incompetech: "Disco Medusae"

Long Term Planning (555)  

This weeks it's just Saryn and Stefan so we take bit of a storytelling approach to the show this week. We comment on a number of news items, and about how they make us feel. Many of the stories are about the long term implications of this weeks news items. We are 100% member supported - Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

Real People As Politicians [Bonus Show] (554)  

We continue the conversation from the main show about a 'new kind of politician' following the Bernie Sander's footsteps that real people with real values who refuse corporate and special interest donations can make a difference. Music by Incompetech: "Disco Medusae"

Coal Miners Daughter (554)  

A brief overview of the BC elections and what this might mean for resource extraction projects proposed to run through BC. Discussion of political trends leading from the US north, and the Justice Democrats movement of Bernie Sanders style real-people first time politicians. India's renewables, BC elections and Rob Shirkey all this week and more. We are 100% member supported - Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

Danger Lurks In The Ice [Bonus Show] (553)  

This week, we talk about yet another danger you probably hadn't thought about due to climate change. It could end up being the worst of them all! Viruses and pathogens live in 'stasis' trapped in the ice and climate change is waking them up. These aren't your average colds, and some may even predate humans meaning we have absolutely no natural defence against them. Music by Incompetech: "Disco Medusae" Learn more at www.greenmajority.ca

Sunshine Spills (553)  

Stefan starts the show with a political reality check with regards to rhetoric, on all sides of the climate conversation. Our interview this week is with Chris Caners - General Manager for SolarShare.Please check the website here for full show notes at: www.greenmajority.ca We are 100% member supported - Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

Why Deniers Change Their Minds [Bonus Show] (552)  

We talk about a great article produced from a reddit thread, asking climate deniers to explain what made them change their minds (and accept climate change). Interesting and important! Music by Incompetech: "Disco Medusae" Learn more at www.greenmajority.ca

Mining Violence (552)  

There is a heartbreaking history of violence against poor communities all over the world by Canadian mining companies (or their proxies, for which they are responsible). Rape, murder and corruption: it's on our hands as Canadians. Please check the website here for full show notes at: www.greenmajority.ca We are 100% member supported - Please check out our Patreon page to learn more: www.patreon.com/greenmajority

[Bonus Show] Science: It Works Baby! (551)  

We are posting the bonus show separately as an experiment, let us know what you think! This week, because pot legalization is in the news we discuss the magic plant that is hemp!!! No not the smokable part, but the amazingly environmental.... pretty much every thing else, than can be used for just about anything. You should cheer for hemp even if you think smoking pot is wrong! Listen and find out why. Music by Incompetech: "Disco Medusae" Learn more at www.greenmajority.ca

Science: It Works Baby! (551) [Radio Show]  

Image Credit: Robert Rigel We focus on a wide variety of science issues this week, featuring Evan Savage from the March for Science Toronto chapter. But wait, wasn't that just a Stephen Harper thing? We find out. The clean radio edit of our live radio show on CIUT 89.5FM in Toronto. Learn more at www.greenmajority.ca

Fake News and the Internet (550) [Bonus Show]  

We are posting the bonus show separately as an experiment, let us know what you think!  This week we talk about fake news, conspiracies we fell for (and later regretted) and the impact of the internet on the way the world works. We ask the question, does real change only happen when the older generation moves on so the young are in charge?  And more! Music by Incompetech: "Disco Medusae" Learn more at www.greenmajority.ca

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