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Let's save the world by 2030. Our Platform for Survival aims to prevent war and weapons (especially nuclear); global warming; famine; pandemics, massive radiation exposure; and cyberattacks—and adopt “enabling measures” (global economic, security, and governance reforms).

projectsavetheworld's podcast Metta Spencer

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Let's save the world by 2030. Our Platform for Survival aims to prevent war and weapons (especially nuclear); global warming; famine; pandemics, massive radiation exposure; and cyberattacks—and adopt “enabling measures” (global economic, security, and governance reforms).

    130 Climate as War

    130 Climate as War

    Seth Klein, formerly director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, discusses his new book. It shows how Canada mobilized for World War II with astonishing rapidity, and how the lessons learned from that experience can be applied now to handle the climate emergency.

    • 59 min
    129 Drawdown's Progress

    129 Drawdown's Progress

    Jonathan Love and Satya Robinson explain to Metta that "drawdown" refers to the point where the greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere start lowering. With great commitment, the world can reach drawdown by the mid-2040s--and save something like $70 trillion in doing so. Project Drawdown has done the research to demonstrate the effectiveness of 80 different measures. We talk about how to popularize this knowledge.

    • 1 tim. 2 min
    128 The world in August 2020

    128 The world in August 2020

    We chat about being jailed for opposing the Vietnam War; whether to build railways on permafrost; why they bombed Nagasaki instead of Kyoto; how to revive networks to solve climate problems cost-effectively; whether genomics undermines bigotry; how Covid is worsening poverty in Nepal by unemployment; and whether hope is a better motivator than a sense of duty.

    • 1 tim. 6 min
    127 Israel/Palestine

    127 Israel/Palestine

    Alon Ben-Meir and Robert Katz give Metta a short history of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. They largely agree about potential solutions but are pessimistic about the future.

    • 1 tim. 6 min
    Inventing an Economy

    Inventing an Economy

    Derek Paul and Sam Lanfranco, two retired professors, discuss with Metta several possible innovations for improving western economies and taming corporations. These include public banks, universal basic income, and fair taxation.

    • 1 tim. 4 min
    China in the World

    China in the World

    Three experts on China—Charles Burton, André Laliberté, and Niva Yau — discuss China's aggressive and anti-democratic moves in Hong Kong, Central Asia, northern India, and Taiwan, and consider the policy options of Canada and other countries for responding.

    • 1 tim. 7 min

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