Fri, 20 May 2022
Climate change has been deemed the biggest threat in the world by many scientists, conservationists, industries, governments, and militaries around the world and countries have made international pledges in the form of treaties to curb greenhouse gas emissions and invest in more renewable energy, but the parties that form the government in democratic countries do not adhere to the treaties or listen to what the experts are saying. In some cases, the governments have done the opposite of the advice of experts and driven the problem further. Therefore, citizens need to demand more action on climate change from their government through voting.
In this episode, I am going to discuss how Australia is in one of the most important elections for climate action as described in an opinion article written by Dr. Euan Ritchie And published in the Guardian. His story is not unique when compared to my story and my country, Canada, and is also similar to other countries.
Link to article: https://bit.ly/3Lxcl9L
Mon, 12 July 2021
SUFB 1182: Top 10 things you can do to fight climate change according to the David Suzuki Foundation
The last episode on Climate Change might have been a bit pessimistic so I decided to share a great resource on how you can fight climate change.
The David Suzuki Foundation has been working within Canada for decades to help Canadians understand and take action on Climate Change.
I read out their tips on how you can fight climate change and added some of my comments.
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Direct download: SUFB_S1182_Top10ThingsToFightClimateChangeByTheDavidSuzukiFoundation.mp3
Category:Climate Action -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
Fri, 9 July 2021
Last week was a crazy week for the environment, to say the least. The ocean was set on fire due to a busted pipeline, a town in British Columbia ignited into flames due to a heatwave, and the Arctic ice is melting at a phenomenal rate.
All of these events are related as they either contribute to Climate Change or are one of the many consequences of climate change.
We need to act fast to reduce Climate Change and eventually eliminate it, but we won't get there by electing politicians that don't act on policies that will help reduce/slow down Climate Change.
Your voting power is huge during elections in that it helps decide who will act on policies on Climate Change. Participate in all levels of government elections and then strike up a regular dialogue with your representatives.
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Direct download: SUFB_S1180_TheOceanWasOnFireWeNeedToDoSomethingAboutIt.mp3
Category:Climate Action -- posted at: 11:11am EDT
Wed, 25 December 2019
I thought I would name some ways that you can take climate change action at home so that you know you are living for a better Ocean. In this episode, I talk about reducing/eliminating single-use plastic; buying second-hand clothes; and, buying inexpensive technology to reduce your home energy demand.
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