Academics, politics and weird weather, oh my! That's the overview for today's program where we get a first hand account
of COP19 from Harvard's professor of Business and Government at the Kennedy School. As the Director of Environmental Economics, Dr. Robert Stavins has attended many of the UN climate conferences -- he shares some optimism about what happened...and didn't...in Warsaw. Next, Politico's Environment and Energy Reporter, Darren Goode, on his article about
conservatives and green groups coming together for common causes, even if driven by different motivators. And, Matt Russell,
an agriculture professor at Iowa's Drake University, on why his state's extreme weather should be EVERYONE'S CONCERN!
One of the leading economists in the U.S., Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, joins us to interpret the latest monster storms and what they portend. The Director of Columbia's Earth Institute says the time has come to take the climate seriously, beginning with our government and the mainstream media. Next Salon writer, Sean McElwee, discusses his recent article which makes the case--once and for all--that Republicans ARE indeed the anti-science party!
In acknowledgement and honor of the thousands of victims of Typhoon Haiyan--a "hellstorm" that may go down as the biggest
storm ever recorded-- we air, in it's entirety, a moving speech by Naderev Sano, delivered to COP19 delegates gathered in Warsaw,
Poland for the U.N Conference of Parties. In it you'll hear the Philippines Envoy beg his fellow representatives for substantive
action on climate change as well as announce his hunger strike until there IS movement on the growing crisis. In our second
segment, Fred Horch joins us to talk about how to brighten solar's prospect's in his home state of Maine. The legislative policy
analyst for Maine's Independent Green Party discusses a novel new approach to making solar power more affordable to residents.
Reverend Fred Small is a BIG force in the religious environmental community. The senior minister at the
Unitarian Universalist Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts shares his views on climate activism, the Koch
Brothers and some of the spiritual questions raised by the reality of what we're doing to our life support systems.
Silicon Valley businesswoman turned anti-plastic advocate Daniella Dimitrova Russo joins us to
share "must know" information about the role of plastic in our lives...and beyond! And one year
after the Super Storm that forever changed the New Jersey/New York coastline--as well as many
minds--what have we learned from the "1 in 100 year" event? Dr. Radley Horton, a climate scientist
from Columbia University and Nasa's Goddard Space Institute, says we should expect more of the
same in the near future.
As we approach the first anniversary of Sandy., the super storm that signaled arrival of climate change
for many Americans, we'll talk to Senator Rob Hogg of Iowa to hear about commemoration events
happening in his area and around the country -- including plans for a walk across the nation next year.
Hear what makes Senator Hogg optimistic about our climate future thanks to grassroots grit and people
power. Yes, even WITH all the grid-lock and goofiness in Washington!
One of the world's leading climate scientists, Dr. Michael Mann, joins us to discuss results of
the new IPCC report and what it portends. He also discusses the merits of the divestiture
movement led by author and activist Bill McKibben. D.R. Tucker checks in from an anti-Koch
Industries rally outside a broadcast station in Boston and reporter, Joe Donnelly, shares what
prompted him to go in search of a lone gray wolf in the NorthWest. His story in Orion Magazine
tells a tale that symbolizes the fight for balance between man and nature.
What do you get when you mix Tea Party Patriots with solar-loving Sierra Clubbers in Georgia?
The Green Tea Party Coalition and stirring up the pot is Debbie Dooley who joins us with the
story on how this "unholy alliance" got cooked up and why it has the Koch Brothers steamed!
A national eco hotel program is gathering steam as membership doubles in TripAdvisors
GreenLeaders hospitality division. We'll speak with Jenny Rushmore about progress in the
effort to make America's hotels and motels less wasteful and more resource efficient