Climate Change

On today’s show, journalist Alyssa Battistoni, (@alybatt), joins us to discuss working-class movements and their responsibility to champion social alongside ecological progress. You can read her piece in Jacobin here. On the fun half – more demented response to another mass shooting, Fox News runs obviously fake story on Antifa SuperSoldier Day, Richard Spencer’s booking agent scares self in […]
Author Betsy Hartmann joins us today to discuss her book, ‘The America Syndrome: Apocalypse, War, and Our Call to Greatness.’ And for members, Sam and Janeane take a call from Retired Lt Col Nelson Peoples (played by David Waterman) on the military’s new automated killing robots. 4/1/2005
Jimmy Dore promotes conspiracy theories and Sam debunks them. Cliff Schecter explains why Trump’s resentment and insecurity is behind stepping out of the Paris Accords. Why movement conservatives and Bannon’s politics are all about anger and resentment at all times. The United States falls back in the world and everyone else takes global warming seriously […]
Vox environmental reporter David Roberts explains the term tribal epistemology and how it explains contemporary politics. The climate crisis and the closing of the conservative mind to objective reality. The origins of the Right’s attack on science. Why conservatives don’t believe in neutrality. Are there tensions inside the political Right? Do Americans want to restore […]
Attorney and writer, Thomas Geoghegan, explains why the election was rigged for Trump and why the Constitution itself is rigged. Why the Presidency, Senate, House and Supreme Court are rigged. How the system is designed to benefit the rich and powerful. The Electoral College and undermining Trump. Why we need to get rid of the Electoral […]
A major breakthrough for fighting global warming and ozone depleting pollutants in Kigali. China creates a new market for greener products. The left fights a carbon tax in Washington State. Newt Gingrich loses it on Megyn Kelly. Elizabeth Warren rips Richard Burr. Michael Savage says Beyonce is a threat to Western Civilization. Crazy Right Wing […]
Vox’s David Roberts explains the modern history of the EPA’s new coal power plant rules. Why the new EPA rules will cut Greenhouse Gases but still allow for flexibility. The Red States push back and why it will fail. Are the new rules to weak?  How will the Obama Administration defend the EPA from legal […]
Professor Juan Cole explains how the climate crisis in Syria helped create the conditions that led to the creation of ISIL. Sea level rises and the next wave of instability in the Middle East. The importance of water in Israel/Palestine. Why Martin O’Malley’s recent comments on climate change and ISIL has provoked so much rage […]
Lisa Goldman, a Contributing Editor at 972 Magazine, explains why Benjamin Netanyahu was always likely to win reelection as Israeli Prime Minister. Why the elections are a big win for the Right in Israel. The importance of the Joint List and Israeli Arab politics. The failure of Yair Lapid’s centrist politics. will Israel’s next coalition […]
Are Republicans going to shut everything else down again? The politics of the DHS debacle. Why domestic right wing terrorism is a much bigger threat than foreign Islamic terror groups. Why Republicans are failing so hard on immigration. Bibi Netanyahu’s long fail. South African Intelligence leaks reveals that Mossad does not believe Bibi’s fear mongering […]