The new year begins on a sad note for the environmental community mourning the tragic drowning last week of Rebecca Tarbotton in Mexico. The Executive Director
of The Rainforest Action Network is remembered by RAN's Forest Program Director,
Greenpeace has sent a letter to Charles Koch asking whether we can expect a position change on their longstanding denial of climate science now that one of its fundees, Dr. Richard Muller---as heard on The Green Front last week---has acknowledged global warming is a real threat. Aliya Haq, a research specialist at Greenpeace focused on climate change and corporate accountability, will also discuss links between a Romney spokeswoman and denial money.
Betsy and D.R Tucker talk with Dr. Michael Mann, scientist and author of ‘The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars”, where he fights back against special interests and their paid mouthpieces. Mann says when it comes to battling global warming there is no time to waste on debate.
A bona fide presidential candidate joins Betsy - Dr. Jill Stein, presumptive nominee of America's Green Party (the other one!), will share her platform which includes The Green New Deal. D.R. Tucker and I learn more about REAL Green Party and we like what we hear! See what you think about the actual prospects, and what's possible, for making a difference in the 2012 Presidential race!
D.R. Tucker joins Betsy to interview the author of a brilliant new column called "GOP Stuck In A Conservative Wonderland". Michael Stafford is a Republican with some tough questions about his party's decline into extreme distortions of the facts, most notably in questioning the science of evolution and climate change. His insights are especially timely and valuable as he compares the surreality of this political moment to not so distant history.
Todd Tanner, a hunter and sportsman is offering to give up his gun to anyone who can prove that climate change is not real. The founder and chairman of "Conservation Hawks" joins D.R. Tucker and Betsy to discuss why deniers are shooting themselves in the foot by hanging onto their "belief" that they disbelieve climate scientists!
One of the authors of recent research demonstrating a clear connection between media coverage, political statements and public concern about climate change is our guest. Dr. Craig Jenkins is Professor of Sociology, Environmental and Political Science at Ohio State University. Climate convert and blogger, D.R. Tucker joins me as we get the highlights of this important study.
Conservative blogger, climate convert and content aggregator extraordinaire, D.R. Tucker joins me to discuss the latest schemes and tactics of denialists. From a faux controversy over light bulb choice to Michelle Bachman's sanity, the inanity of it all will be our focus.