In today's show we covered a local news story about a study on how climate change will affect the region of Waterloo done by the University of Waterloo's Interdisciplinary Center on Climate Change. According to the report Waterloo could be looking at some dramatic changes such as 40% more freezing rain and 32 days a year of extreme heat by the year 2050 (currently we experience … [Read more...] about #COP21Paris
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