Bill McKibben speaks on "Earth to Humans: Enough Already"
Bill McKibben speaks on "Earth to Humans: Enough Already" (lecture)
Bill McKibben was among the first who sounded the alarm on climate change with his bestselling book "The End of Nature." A scholar in residence at Middlebury College, he is a leading activist, journalist and author on the environment. His latest book is "Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet." He is co-founder of 350.org
Last month, an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia resulted in the worst mining disaster in four decades. The mine is owned by Massey Energy. This company is notorious not only for committing numerous and flagrant safety violations in their mining operations, but also for pursuing mountaintop removal mining throughout Appalachia. The mining disaster has raised new awareness about the true costs of "cheap" coal. Since the last time we discussed this subject on Locus Focus, the Obama administration has taken some steps to regulate mountaintop removal mining, but how effective will these new regulations be?
KBOO Special report: The insanity of our oil addiction - connecting the dots in the BP Oil Disaster
Featuring radical Texas populist Jim Hightower, renowned author and activist Antonia Juhasz (‘The Tyranny of Oil’), discussing the real issues behind the BP oil spill currently gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this show about hope in hard times, about the opportunities given to us by the disastrous times we live in.
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