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Erika and Dave dig into the more fascinating aspects of sustainable living - including the joy of living sustainably. It’s all about ending our culture’s love affair with “more,” which is not making us happier and is killing our planet. No half-hearted greenwashing here; we share the brutal and joyful truth! Dave directed the documentary GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth, which Stanford Biologist Paul Ehrlich declared “could be the most important film ever made.”

Nov 4, 2018

A climate emergency has finally been declared. Grace and Dave explain the bad news from the IPCC and evaluate media, public and policymaker response. Has sugar-coating the news and projections in the past been useful? Is it time to “take the gloves off?” Some say even this new, alarming report is understating the seriousness of what we face.

What should we be doing about it? Now that denial of the science is pretty much behind us, what stands in the way of an appropriate response? Is apathy an issue? Saturday Night Live may have summed up our predicament a little too accurately. The agenda includes the Trump administration’s approach to climate.

Plus: World premiere announcement of a new documentary, To Kid or Not to Kid, at Doc NYC, World Vasectomy Day is a thing, and a new segment featuring Heidi Bischof, the head and heart of Earth Ethic.

LOTS OF LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE'S DISCUSSION:

Documentary World Premiere: To Kid or Not to Kid

World Vasectomy Day

IPCC Report Executive Summary: GLOBAL WARMING OF 1.5 °C

UN Report on Global Warming Carries Life-or-Death Warning - AP Story

8 Things You Need to Know About the IPCC 1.5˚C Report by Kelly Levin, World Resources Institute

Saturday Night Live Weekend Update

Can Civilization Survive What’s Coming? By Jeff Goodell in Rolling Stone

Climate Change Threatens Extinction but Politicians Only Care About Next Election by former London Mayor Ken Livingstone

“I Simply Don’t Care’ About Climate Change

The Trump Administration Knows the Planet is Going to Boil. It Doesn’t Care by Bill McKibben

Talking points: 1.5°C = No Fossil Fuels from 350.org

Heidi Bischof on Medium

Saving the Planet: How to Find Your Missing Why by Heidi Bischof

Less Is More: Bringing Back Quality And Simplicity To Our Kitchens (And Our Lives) by Heidi Bischof

Earth’s Population is Skyrocketing. How Do You Feed 10 Billion People Sustainably?

The Adorable Optimism of the IPCC by Peter Watts

Overwhelmed by Climate Change? Here’s What You Can Do by Matthew Taylor and Adam Vaughan at UK Guardian

Eco Crises: Doom & Gloom, Truth & Consequences by Kristine Mattis