How billionaires could pay to keep coal in the ground. This week we came across a brilliant article, crazy...but brilliant. A man named Robert Frost came up with the idea that instead of limiting the fossil fuels burned we (or rather people with more money than they know what to do with) could buy the land with the fossil fuels in it and own the mining right and well... just … [Read more...] about The Coal Retirement Plan
You can ride your bike and recycle all you want but its nothing compared to the devastation that steak you were planning to have for dinner has caused. This week we discussed industrial farming. The other day I watched the documentary Cowspiracy by Kip Anderson (available on Netflix). Its an environmental documentary about what is arguably the biggest contributor to climate … [Read more...] about Our Greatest Challenge: The Double Bacon Cheese Burger
It was recently discovered that the events in the movie The Day After Tomorrow could actually happen! Ok so maybe instead of a global ice age it was Europe getting really cold, comparable to Northern Canada in fact. However the point is that there is a chance of the Atlantic Ocean currents stopping as they are already slowing down and that spells bad news for Europe! You can … [Read more...] about Disaster Movie “The Day After Tomorrow” Could Actually Happen?
This week Noise Pollution was pretty political, we took a loot at the four major party's platforms concerning their policies and proposals for the environment. We looked at their Paris Climate Action Pledges, stances on oil pipelines, strategies and targets for renewable energy and public transportation, to name a few. The most of the info we were discussing can be found here: … [Read more...] about The Federal Election and The Environment
On this week's show we talked mostly about the cap and trade system (a system where there is a limit to how much a company can pollute, if they are below the limit companies can sell their pollution rights to other companies in a free market) and China's commitment to reduce carbon emissions using this system as well as the New Democratic Party's promise to implement a national … [Read more...] about Cap and Trade, the Green Party and #ShellNo