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Climate Report: Hot!

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Mon, 10/21/2013
In Part One of the Old Mole two-hour special on confronting climate change, Bill Resnick talks with Mark Hertsgaard about the latest scientific findings about how and why the climate is changing and what the consequences will likely be. Hertsgaard is a journalist who has been writing about climate change for twenty years. His recent book is "Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years." 11:57 minutes (6.84 MB)

Eliminating Fossil Fuels

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Mon, 10/21/2013
In Part Two of the Old Mole two-hour special on climate change, Mark Jacobson discusses fast-track models for converting energy production to non-fossil fuels within 15-30 years. Jacobson teaches civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University and has collaborated with students on research demonstrating that we now have the resources and technology for replacing fossil (and nuclear) energy with wind, solar, and other carbon-free sources. He talks here with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick. 12:01 minutes (6.87 MB)

Local Energy for Democracy

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Mon, 10/21/2013
In Part 3 of the Old Mole's two-hour special program on climate change, we turn to who will own and control the new forms of carbon-free energy. John Farrell is the Directory of Democratic Energy at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, and has written widely on how individuals, families, schools, and communities can produce and determine how to use the energy they produce, rather than giving control of it to big corporations. Here he talks the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the many social, political and environmental virtues of locally produced and democratically managed energy. 12:44 minutes (7.29 MB)

Labor Environmentalism

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Mon, 10/21/2013
In Part 4 of the Old Mole's special two-hour program on climate change, host Iven Hale talks with labor historian and long-time Portland writer, activist, and Old Mole contributor Norm Diamond about work that Norm did to develop the field of labor environmentalism at a time when the interests of labor seemed fiercely at odds with environmentalism. 11:29 minutes (6.57 MB)

 

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