David McKie of Canada's National Observer takes a deep dive into the issues you look to politicians to act on - the environment - health care - education - disinformation - political discourse. He talks to the experts and puts politicians on the spot.
Farming is tough. And in the middle of a climate emergency causing floods and droughts, farmers are looking for ways to look after the land while looking after their livelihood. A new approach to both these problems is making a difference.
Researchers in the U.K. wanted to find just how much climate disinformation on Twitter is out there. They looked at the platform's data over seven years and found it worsened yearly. Another researcher in the U.K. is part of an international group that collaborates on tracking disinformation on climate change in real-time. They tracked disinformation at COP26 and COP27, the international conference dealing with the climate crisis. Wait until you hear what they found.
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Fighting for Nature
COP15 - the U.N. conference on protecting nature and the planet's animals. Like the Paris conference that extracted promises on fossil fuel emissions this conference wanted promises on the ecosystem. Did they get it?
Deconstructing Climate Disinformation
How far back does disinformation go? You'll be surprised to learn the fossil fuel industry began their efforts to control the way people think about them more than a 100 years ago.
A major climate meeting was held in Egypt and the Global North - aka the richest countries - were called on to show how they will help the Global South - aka the poorest countries that contribute little to the climate crisis - with climate solutions. They didn't get a passing grade. Nor did Canada's banks. They are among the world's biggest lenders to fossil fuel companies.
Great topics, but the sound quality needs work
I’m loving the topics and the guests of this podcast so far. The discussions are deep and interesting. But I do hope the host can get a better microphone.