Best of the Left Podcast : (2016/05/03) Deception vs. Disobedience (Climate Crisis)

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Edition #1011

Today we take a look at the struggle between those intent on selling doubt about climate science in order to stretch fossil fuel profits as far as they’ll go and those standing up to them in the most direct way possible
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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: What they knew and when they knew it - DISOBEDIENCE from - Air Date 4-30-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: Perpetuum Mobile - Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Ch. 4: Act 2: Good News For Solving Climate Change - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 04-23-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: Budding Trees - Nahko and Medicine for the People

Ch. 6: Act 3: Brendan DeMelle (@bdemelle) on Exxon’s Climate Cover-Up - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 4-29-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: Deception - The Chamber Orchestra of London

Ch. 8: Act 4: .@NaomiOreskes:  Climate Change Disinformation Is Like Pro-Tobacco Lobbying - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 03-08-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: Head Full of Doubt / Road Full of Promise - The Avett Brothers

Ch. 10: Act 5: Big Oil Is WAY More Evil Than We Thought - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 04-24-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: Mairzy Doats - The Merry Macs

Ch. 12: Act 6: Break Free 2016 #KEEPITINTHEGROUND via @350 - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: This fickle world - Theo Bard

Ch. 14: Act 7: DISOBEDIENCE - - Air Date 4-30-16


Ch. 15: Some contracted FedEx drivers like the arrangement - Brian from New Jersey

Ch. 16: Thoughts on independent contractors - Jack from Baltimore

Ch. 17: Raptors and Taxes - Matt from Maryland

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 18: Final comments on the exploitation of FedEx contractors and how taxing the rich spurs investment

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


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Sources/further reading: 

4 Reasons Now is our Chance to Break Free from Fossil Fuels (via

Bill McKibbon: Global Warming's Terrifying New Chemistry (via The Nation)

Inside the Paris Climate Deal (via The New York Times)

President Obama's Climate Action Plan Infographic (via

Bill McKibbon: Why We Need to Keep 80% of Fossil Fuels in the Ground (via Yes!)

Fossil Giant BP Sees Fourth-Quarter Profits Sink Nearly 70% (via Smarter Shift)


Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman.

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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