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Maximizing fragility

Maximizing Fragility

Stefan starts the show with the first full instalment in his series "planning to win" talking about how major oil companies are finally admitting that the oil business is being hurt badly by climate action. Exxon has admitted that they may need to leave at least some of the oil in the ground due to market forces in the age of climate change. Stefan talks about how this relates to our transition away from the fossil fuel economy. This weeks "plan to win" segment is brought to you by Community Resilience.

Exxon Warns on Reserves as it Posts Lower Profit

The carbon bubble: why investors can no longer ignore climate risks

After the break we spend the middle section discussing 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.

Hosts discuss the most recent developments, what this means for the upcoming U.S. elections, and the disparity between the police reaction to this action and to the #OregonStandoff where armed militia took over a federal building for a 41 days.

Armed With Riot Gear, Militarized Police Begin Forcibly Clearing DAPL Protest Camp

This Natural Disaster Assistance Law Is Why Other States Are Policing Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Protesters pushed back after mass arrests at North Dakota pipeline site – as it happened

Guards for North Dakota pipeline could be charged for using dogs on activists

Over 120 arrested at North Dakota pipeline protests, including journalists

Developing: 100+ Militarized Police Raiding #NoDAPL Resistance Camp Blocking Pipeline's Path

In the final section, Daryn takes a variety of breaking news items to once again try to appeal to Justin Trudeau. Insisting that if he wants to stay popular, and more importantly keep in office, he's going to have to stop assuming that everyone will support his government as long as he makes a show of listening to people instead of whats actually needed which is listening and then acting.

Daryn makes the case that the Liberal Government so far has been much more of a rebranding of the same old conservative "Harper" era polices, but actual change that fits the data. Trudeau, consultation is not what you do instead of action. We are watching, and more and more people are waking up to the fact that the only way to get you to act is to put political pressure on you. Pressure is coming.

Communities challenge oil trains in their neighbourhoods

Agency predicts bullish future ahead as renewables power past coal

Heckles, jeers and turned backs greet Justin Trudeau at youth labour forum

Two members of regulator say a major Canadian pipeline isn't safe and want a temporary shut down

Off the Wall: Saskatchewan Premier's Bizarre, Contradictory Climate Plan

Dong Energy considers sale of oil and gas assets to focus on wind-farms

Mass arrest on Parliament Hill during pipeline protest (Climate 101)

Youth Toss a Wrench in the Liberal Likability Machine (recommended read of-the-week)

Absent Radical System Change, World Faces Two-Thirds Wildlife Loss by 2020

The sky is literally falling because of climate change, says top NASA scientist

Federal Government Hit With Multiple Legal Challenges Against Pacific Northwest LNG Project

Climate change rate to turn southern Spain to desert by 2100, report warns

Opportunity for Comment! Let them know what you think: Environment Committee seeks input from stakeholders for its review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

Bonus Show:

This week Stefan and Daryn discuss the need for, but difficulty in creating a national food policy in Canada and appeal to your inner maker to build some home-made renewable power!

Why a new national strategy on food can't satisfy all

Eureka! Serbian maths prof creates his home solar power heating system for just £50 made entirely from... BEER CANS

This Weeks Music:

A Tribe Called Red - R.E.D. and Pretty Lights - Short Cut Detour

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