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We start with a critique of conservative ideology and credibility on the issue of climate change and cap and trade. This starts closer to home in Canada, and then we move into the U.S. with a conversation about Obama's final few acts on climate before we wait with bated breath for the results of the rock-and-a-hard-place U.S. elections in November.
Follows is Rosemary Frei talking about her decision to retire and become a full-time activist. Rosemary tells us about her experience walking Gaspé to protest fracking projects in Quebec. We also play a short clip from a previous interview with Toronto MPP Peter Tabuns about the scam that is fracking development in the first place. You can watch the full interview with Peter here.
Rosemary has provided some resources below and you can contact her here if you would like to reach out.
- Marche des peuples pour la Terre mere mère en Gaspésie/Peoples' march for Mother Earth in Gaspé (English and French)
- Protégeons l'eau potable, prévenons l'irréparable (French Only)
Finally the team discusses some alarming news of Anthrax and secret military bases full of radiation and toxic waste being unearthed by melting permafrost. We finish the show with some discussion of the debacle that is the Rio Olympics.
Shaya and Alex join Daryn and Rosemary to discuss the ethics of the idea of ‘sacrifice zones’ and the philosophy of change in the age of climate impacts.
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