From the Ground Up
From the Ground Up Ep. 289: Legal action and the Saskatchewan rush to gas | 2023.08.16
Mark and Kaitlyn discuss the recent successful legal action by young people in Montana against their state's failure to take action on climate change, the upcoming legal action in Saskatchewan, and the implications of the federal government's draft clean electricity regulations.
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300. From the Ground Up Ep. 300: Elena Sosa Lerin on gender-based violence | 2023.12.0628:13Elena Sosa Lerin talks about the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence (Nov:25 to Dec:10), and the ways in which environmental stress adds to the risk and incidence of such violence
299. From the Ground Up Ep. 299: the Council of Canadians, with David Condon | 2023.11.2927:59The Council of Canadians has been working for social and environmental justice and for stronger democracy in Canada since 1985. In this interview, Dave talks with David Condon, CoC board representative for the prairies region.
298. From the Ground Up Ep. 298: Remembering Suha Jarrar: environmental impacts on Gaza | 2023.11.2228:19With Gaza under siege and intense bombardment, humanitarian organisations,UN agencies and many others have been calling for a ceasefire. Much as the people of Gaza need that, there is a longer history of suffering, in which environmental and climate impacts are closely intertwined with deprivation of basic human rights under occupation. So this week we are repeating an interview we did in 2018 with Suha Jarrar, then a researcher with Palestinian human rights organisation Al-Haq, with a focus on womens' rights and climate. Sadly, Suha died at the age of 31 in 2021, so in repeating this interview we are both remembering her and amplifying what she had to say about the context in which the present war is happening.
297. From the Ground Up Ep. 297: The Adaptation Gap and the Production Gap | 2023.11.1528:26Lauren and Mark talk through two recent United Nations reports.Since the 2015 Paris agreement, the UN Environment Programme has been publishing annually the Emissions Gap Report: an annual assessment of progress towards emissions reduction and comparison of policies with what is needed to achieve the Paris goals.For the last few years that report has been complemented by two other reports, which are the subject of this episode.The Adaptation Gap Report looks at the shortfall in financial support for people worldwide who need funds to adapt to the existing and future impacts of climate change on their lives, their homelands and their livelihoods.The Production Gap Report addresses the plans for fossil fuel extraction and compares the numbers to the levels consistent with the Paris goals.https://www.unep.org/resources/adaptation-gap-report-2023https://www.unep.org/resources/production-gap-report-2023https://www.unep.org/resources/emissions-gap-report-2022https://www.unep.org/resources/emissions-gap-report-2023
296. From the Ground Up Ep. 296: Introducing Lauren; and some recent big climate reports | 2023.11.0828:16New presenter Lauren and old presenter Mark talk a bit about Lauren's experience in youth climate campaigning, and about recent reports showing that the technology needed to address the climate crisis is gaining ground fast - but not yet fast enough.
295. From the Ground Up Ep. 295: Ecotheology pt2 | 2023.11.0128:23A continuation from last week's episode. In conversation with Dave, Mark and Chris talk about Christian theological approaches which value the earth.
From the Ground Up Public Information Announcement (for Saskatoon and area) | 2023.10.3005:46If you're in the Saskatoon area,and want serious action to address the climate crisis, here's an event that could interest you.
294. From the Ground Up Ep. 294: Ecotheology pt1 | 2023.10.2528:48In conversation with Dave, Chris Hrynkow talks about some of the ways in which care for and respect for the earth have become themes in Christian theology, especially in the Catholic tradition.
293. From the Ground Up Ep. 293: Climate science basics | 2023.10.1827:30A quick journey through the origins of climate science, the impacts, the justification for the language of emergency, and what needs to be done.A couple of suggestions for further reading and research,: https://climateuncensored.com/how-alive-is-1-5part-one-a-small-budget-shrinking-fast/ https://fossilfueltreaty.org/