Desmogging journalism| January 2, 2017
The incoming Trump administration *shudder* has put a sooty fog over the climate movement, but we should also not let ourselves be distracted by him such that we stop paying attention to the areas where we can do some good. As we look back at the year, there's some bad news and some good news but most importantly we still have hope (with good reasons). In the first section we discuss some Canadian climate news and continue our ongoing analysis of Trudeau's alleged climate plan and the battle over pipelines as both a climate movement and a popular resistance to plutocracy and fear. Oh, and the arctic is melting.
- Arctic Temperatures Are Expected to Soar 30 Degrees Above Normal
- The North Pole is an insane 20 C warmer than normal as winter descends
- 'Extraordinarily hot' Arctic temperatures alarm scientists
Our interview this week is with Emma Gilchrist the Executive Director of Desmog Blog Canada, an independent Canadian media outlet that specializes is climate science and public policy. Our host talks to Emma about the suddenly hot topic of "fake news," the death of traditional corporate sponsored media and the incoming Trump administration. Emma also highlights some of the biggest stories Desmog Canada covered this year.
- Learn more about Emma Gilchrist
- A Surprisingly Simple Solution to Canada's Stalled Energy Debate
- Trudeau's New Pipeline Talking Point -- Straight From the Oil Industry
- Top 12 DeSmog Investigative News Stories of 2016
In the final section of the main program, the hosts discuss a bit more about Trudeau's climate policy in the age of Trump, as well as count down some of our big themes from 2016 from an environment/climate perspective.
- How Trudeau Is Screwing Over the Generation that Got Him Elected
- Opinion: Trudeau's carbon tsunami by the numbers
- ‘Open Science’ Critical for Effective Environmental Assessments
- Climate deniers, conspiracists and one-percenters: Trump's cabinet of characters
The hosts discuss their personal wish lists, what do we dare to hope could happen in 2017 that could make the world better (from a list of plausible things)? Find out on the bonus show, and share yours with us!
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