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We start the show this week with a quick review lead by Emmay Mah of the Vancourver Declaration of Clean Growth and Climate Change released yesturday (March 3). While the document has all sorts of great sounding language in it, there are a few issues still with it. Top of the list is that it's about 20 years too late for the type of "intent to review" and promises to do more research that the document is filled with, the other is that it's weak politics. Listen for our full review, and you can read the press release and documents yourself here:
In the second section, Daryn taken on the nonsense of fake-business success, and real cartoon villain wannabe: Kevin O'Leary for his non-information attacks on Cap + Trade and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne for low-information voters. Don't get us wrong, we aren't blind to the issues with the Ontario Liberals, and neither do we have faith that the proposed fund will be problem free. But O'Leary has no right whatsoever to claim superiority, nor expertise on these issues. What do we get when we listen to people like O'Leary? The Flint water crisis is a perfect example of the type of corruption and economic damage caused by a regulation free, Laissez-faire economic environment that people like O’Leary propose as the solution to all our problems. In fact, it’s how we got most of them in the first place.
O'Leary calls out Wynne in open letter
Flint Water Crisis: Who Is To Blame?
Brad Wall’s dangerous addiction
Damning Flint Emails Show Snyder Could Have Called Emergency 'at Any Time'
Energy East pipeline won't divide Canadians, Trudeau insists
In the final section of the live show, new volunteer and correspondent Clark Barr talks to us about his mission to live a year without plastic. What does that mean, how hard it really is, and if plastics so bad what are we supposed to do about it?
For the Bonus Show, hosted by Sabina Hyseni we talk about the increased economic opportunities and consequent rush to commercialize the Arctic as vast areas of usually in-traversable ice melts back due to climate change. A five year old could see that this is insanity, but it happens anyways. Why? What are the risks? What do we do about it? The team discusses.
Some other important news this week you may have missed:
Why is 2016 smashing heat records?
Leonardo DiCaprio Used Oscar Acceptance Speech To Deliver Important Message
While fossils crashed in 2015, clean energy soared
Revealed: Big Oil's Backroom Lobby Blitz to Drill in Arctic…Again
Tax Loopholes For Rich Cost Canada $16 Billion A Year: Study
As Rivers Run Black in Peru, Indigenous Tribes Left Cleaning Big Oil's Disaster
Mercury-blighted community of Grassy Narrows takes its case to the UN
Ikea To Use Mushroom-Based Packaging That Will Decompose In A Garden Within Weeks
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