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Disillusioned Conservatives, apply within

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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.

Stephen Gordon: Conservatives are dismantling their credibility in economics by campaigning against carbon pricing

Obama Broadens Use of ‘Climate Tests’ in Federal Project Reviews

Coalition Of U.S. States Signed Pact To Keep Exxon Climate Probe Confidential

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)

Quebec's Gaspé Mi'kmaq seek to halt N.B. oil terminal in federal court (English)

Gaspé may be set, but Quebec's cement deal is decidedly mixed (English)

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.

Anthrax sickens 13 in western Siberia, and a thawed-out reindeer corpse may be to blame

Mysterious, ice-buried Cold War military base may be unearthed by climate change

We Were Promised The Greenest Olympics Ever. We Got An Ecological Disaster.

Here’s a list of all the issues surrounding the 2016 Rio Olympics


Bonus Show:

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.


News We Missed:

Can't every get to everything! Check these out too:

U of T chemists invent vitamin-driven battery

NOAA: 'Earth's Fever Rises' as Climate Records Shattered Worldwide

Saskatchewan government 'unlikely' to clean all of Husky oil spill 

Flint's Water Still Isn't Clean and Probably Never Will Be

Huge wildfire forces evacuations near Big Sur coastline in California

2% of US Homes At Risk Of Loss Due To Sea Level Rise


This week's music:

The Hidden Camera's "The Day I Left Home" and Good Anya "Good Neighbours"


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