If the planet's atmosphere hits a milestone of 400 ppm of green house gases and hardly anyone notices, does it still count? Uhhh.....yes says David Turnbull, Campaigns Director for Oil Change International. We'll hear why this parts-per-million threshold better be a pivot point or else.
The film maker of "Unacceptable Levels" explains whats at stake from exposure to everyday chemicals and what can be done about it. Ed Brown says it starts with awareness and the film, and this interview, tells us what we need to know.
Beth and George Gage are the producers of a new film called Bidder 70, about Tim De Cristopher’s courageous stand which landed him in jail…until this week. They share with us what drew them to tell Tim’s amazing story.
A big victory for tree lovers (and that should be all of us) as the world’s largest paper company comes to an agreement on with the Dogwood Alliance. Betsy talks with Andrew Goldberg, head of corporate engagement at the forest conservation group.
The city of Lancaster, in sunny Southern California, has vowed to become the solar capital of the world and is already breaking new ground. Michelle Kinman, clean energy advocate with Environment California, talks about the exciting news.
A new film is being released in conjunction with Earth Day. “Do The Math” co-producer, Jared Scott (left on picture with co-producer Kelly Nyks) joins Betsy with a sneak preview of the effort from 350.org.
The latest consumer research shows more Americans are factoring in our environment when they buy products. Liz Gorman, SVP with Cone Communications' CSR/Sustainability division, says purchasers also want more, not less, information.
If you don’t think our national parks should be littered with empty plastic water bottles, you’re not alone. Hear what the folks at “Think Outside the Bottle” are rolling out from Grace Morris, Campaign Organizer with the watchdog group, Corporate Accountability.
There is renewed focus on the possibility of a carbon tax from both sides of the issue. Climate Crock’s Peter Sinclair joins us to share his expert opinion on the chances this win-win-win proposal will actually happen, and what it means that opponents are ramping up their rhetoric.
What can we expect from President Obama's choice to head the EPA? Gina McCarthy is being mostly cheered by environmentalists, including Frank O'Donnell, President of Clean Air Watch, who says we should all be breathing easier soon.
Is the political logjam on climate change a serious environmental threat? Cameron Roda a junior at Ohio State University tells us about a March 5 column he wrote explaining that citizens need to wake up and smell the carbon and not vote for any candidates who are naive, neglectful, incompetent or ignorant on science!
Betsy is away working on her book. She'll be back on February 27. In the meantime she has selected a few of her favorite recent programs in case you missed them when they aired originally, starting with the show aired on December 12. Enjoy!
Hopes are high that the President's Inaugural mention of climate change as one of the key issues in his second administration will be followed by sustained action. Here is reaction from Brad Johnson of the Climate Silence and Forecast The Facts campaigns.
Dr. Susan Shaw is a marine expert, Founder and Director of the Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI) who says our oceans are becoming a toxic soup. She should know, she dove into the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil spill almost three years ago.
Meet the 85-year-old Concord, Massachusetts woman who just led her city in becoming the
first in the nation to ban the sale of plastic water bottles. Jean Hill says bottled water is the "biggest scam ever" and she put her muscle where her mouth is with persisting against the odds!