Podcasts/Books/Movies

Podcasts are great. You can listen live. You can download and listen when you have time. You can subscribe through your favourite podcast app like podbean, itunes… and never miss an episode. Some have a subscription fee, most podcasts are free, supported by listeners or ads.

Outrage and Optimism

This lively, topical weekly podcast, co-hosted by Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac and Paul Dickinson features influential guests from government, business, activism, religion and culture. Each episode brings out the energy of outrage and the possibility of their optimism to tackle the climate crisis. Listen to episodes featuring former US Secretary of State, John Kerry, British broadcaster, David Attenborough, youth leader, Greta Thunberg and many more.

The Big Story

We tackle the topics on the minds of Canadians with intelligence and wit, drawing on our network of the country’s best journalists. Part of the Frequency Podcast Network. We’re Canadian. We make podcasts.

Nov 9 to 13, a five-part series in collaboration with The Narwhal. The ‘Erin Brockovich contaminant’ hexavalent chromium in the Sault. As oil and gas declines, where do the workers go? The tide of selenium leaching into Canadian and U.S. water from a 100-kilometre stretch of coal mines near Elk Valley, B.C. Species extinction in B.C. Can carbon caches help us preserve a moderate climate?

Twenty First Century Imperative

The podcast series that explores the insights, approaches, experiences of scientists, planners, engineers, designers, business entrepreneurs, politicians and other successful change-makers, who are finding smart, effective ways to answer one or more of the three critical challenges of the Twenty First Century Imperative:

  1. How will we continue to live on our planet without destroying our biosphere?
  2. How will we repair and regenerate the environmental damage we have already caused?
  3. How will we successfully adapt to the escalating impacts of climate change?

Mothers Of Invention

With ten years to go before we see irreversible changes to our planet, former Irish president Mary Robinson, comedian and writer Maeve Higgins, and series producer Thimali Kodikara dig into the biggest climate issues of our time with love, laughter and memorable storytelling.

Planet Haliburton –

BY: TERRY MOORE | CANOE FM

Episode 74 – SEP 25, 2020
“On this PH episode we explore local climate change planning activism with two representatives of Climate Action Muskoka (CAM), Linda Mathers and Tamsen Tillson”

 Now available Episode 77 – A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency” With Seth Klein. – see a list of all PH episodes here.

The War on Cars

The War on Cars is a podcast about car culture, mobility and the future of cities. We bring you news, commentary and stories about the worldwide battle to undo a century’s worth of damage wrought by the automobile. The War on Cars is waged by three leading voices of the livable streets movement, Doug Gordon, Sarah Goodyear and Aaron Naparstek. Liberate your city. Enlist today in The War on Cars.

How to Save a Planet 

Does climate change freak you out? Want to know what we, collectively, can do about it? Join us, journalist Alex Blumberg and scientist and policy nerd Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, as we scour the Earth for solutions, talk to people who are making a difference, ask hard questions, crack dumb jokes and — episode by episode — figure out how to build the future we want.

Books


The Future We Choose offers a practical, optimistic and empowering pathway in the face of the climate crisis and calls on us to act with intention and urgency.

from Global Optimism Co-Founders, Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac.



Drawdown is the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline. This is the point when we begin the process of stopping further climate change and averting potentially catastrophic warming. It is a critical turning point for life on Earth.

This website provides a supplemental list of references used in development of the book.


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In A Good War (published by ECW Press in September 2020), Seth Klein explores how we can align our politics and economy with what the science says we must do to address the climate crisis. But Klein brings an original and uniquely hopeful take to this challenge. The book is structured around lessons from the Second World War – the last time Canada faced an existential threat.

Listen to The Current with Matt Galloway —interview Seth Klein on fighting climate change like it’s WWII



On Fire: The  Case for a Green New Deal



Naomi Klein’s seventh book, On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal gathers for the first time Naomi’s impassioned reporting from the frontlines of climate breakdown, and pairs it with new material on the high stakes of what we choose to do next.



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The historic Paris climate talks of 2015 aspired to keep the world under a two degree celsius rise, but failed to set out how to get there. Each country must create its own road map. Canada doesn’t have one. But Gordon Laxer’s After the Sands outlines a vision to transition Canada to a low-carbon society. Ralph Nader hails it as “a myth-destroying blockbuster book.”



Movies

 

During his lifetime, Sir David Attenborough has seen first-hand the monumental scale of environmental change caused by human actions. Now for the first time, he reflects on the devastating changes he’s witnessed and reveals how together we can address the biggest challenges facing life on our planet.

Produced by Silverback Films and WWF, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet shares Sir David Attenborough’s greatest story yet – his witness statement for the natural world and vision for the future. Now available on Netflix