Labor Day’s come and gone, and the leaves are starting to turn color here in New England, so we at Sea Change are highlighting some of our summer programming. We focused a lot on sustainable agriculture, economic alternatives, green jobs, and the climate crisis. Check out some of our summer shows below.
We talk with food editor Tom Philpott of Grist.org about the impact of the farm lobby on the climate and food safety legislation. And Lisa Hamilton discusses food policy from the perspective of the small farmer. Her book is [amazon-product text=”Deeply Rooted: Unconventional Farmers in the Age of Agribusiness” type=”text”]1593761805[/amazon-product]. Continue reading
“If you spend money on clean energy project, what happens in terms of effects on employment?” That’s the question Bob Pollin of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts seeks to answer in a pair of new reports in its Green Economics program.
Last week on Sea Change Radio, we featured the pros and cons of the climate bill now set to wend its way through the halls of Congress. Today, we take a look at two proposals from the grassroots that have some important bearing on climate policy. We talk with Rachel Cleetus of the Union of Concerned Scientists about the group’s National Blueprint for a Clean Energy Economy, Climate 2030 and with David Goldberg about Transportation for America‘s Route to Reform.
Today CWR takes you to a conference at the intersection between climate change and transportation held last week at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. There, climate scientists, engineers, government officials and activists gathered for a “Climate Change Think Tank” to brainstorm solutions to the problem of transport accounting for some 30 percent of carbon emissions. CWR co-hosts Francesca Rheannon and Bill Baue spoke with Representative John Olver, chair of the House Appropriations Sub-committee on Transportation; Paul Brubaker, head of the US Department of Transportation Research and Innovation Technology Administration; Michael Replogle of Environmental Defense Fund; and Jeff Brown of RideBuzz.org, a regional ride-sharing initiative.
–Senate Debates Climate Bill, US Companies Prepare for Carbon Price–culled from the following sources: US power firms risk value hit over climate
Deutsche Bank raises 2008 EUA forecast to 40 euros
Senate to take up climate bill
Bush would veto U.S. climate change bill
US emissions bill a “first step”: UN climate chief
—Chevron profits shadowed by human rights complaints
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—ING Video Trumpets Green Initiatives, Omits Opposition of Climate and Toxics Resolutions