The second annual World Ocean Summit is wrapping up in California with John Kerry and HSH Prince Albert among the featured presenters. We get a summary of high points and key areas of concern from Laura Parker Roerden, Executive Director and Founder of Ocean Matters.
A new study puts the brakes on the rush to fuel vehicles with natural gas. Asst. Professor Adam Brandt, with Stanford's Department of Energy Resources, joins us with takeaway points from his research on extractive methane leaks negating the benefits of natural gas and climate change.
Despite the Obama administration’s insistence that natural gas must be a part of United States energy policy, it’s increasingly clear that natural gas is not all that it’s “fracked” up to be–and that it has already inflicted harm upon communities, our country, and climate. Jim Morris of the Center for Public Integrity discusses a new report on how the fracking industry has messed with, and messed up, Texas.
Tireless–and fearless– climate activist Douglas Grandt discusses his efforts to encourage ExxonMobil to care about our climate, one letter at a time… Doug’s letters to Rex Tillerson, Barack Obama and the State Department are archived at http://TellRex.com. His 350+ letters to Rex are in a collection http://bit.ly/letters2Rex . He encourages everybody to “Write to Rex, Write Away!”
As the world tunes in to the summery Winter Games at Sochi, author and skier Porter Fox discusses the threat climate chaos poses to the ski industry, winter sports, and even the Olympics themselves. Slushy conditions already affecting athletes results in Russia. From snow boarding to snow hoarding--what does it portend?
History may record Republican operative and Fox News Channel head Roger Ailes as being every bit as darkly effective as Charles and David Koch in terms of twisting the American political system in order to block needed action on human-caused climate change. Gabriel Sherman, author of "The Loudest Voice in the Room," discusses the legacy of the man who dispensed the dialogue of denial to millions of TV and radio listeners. And all in the name of "entertainment" , environment be damned (says Betsy!).
Ryan Cooper of the Washington Monthly and Evan McMorris-Santoro of Buzzfeed discuss the growing grassroots effort to compel President Obama to take the moral high ground on whether or not to under ground the Keystone XL pipeline.