Tag: environment

Merchants of Doubt

Why if we have 97% of scientist agree with human caused climate change do we still have debate even in the highest levels of government? Why do a small number of high-profile talking heads repeatedly push against scientific knowledge from one industry to another? Know thy enemy, proposes Merchants Of Doubt as it puts a face on the major industry defending “experts.”

Familiarise yourself with this rotating cast of spokes men whose main job is to argue against overwhelming science for big tobacco, big industry and big oil clients. Beyond money, the legacy of US history and ideology play a part in keeping not only ignorance alive but also insuring in-action.
It’s available on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon and Fandango

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Plastic Bag Floating in Ocean

The Problem With Plastic in Our Oceans

Excellent feature on CBC’s The Current charting plastics movement and impact across the ocean. Not only does the radio feature start by looking at the recent west coast of Vancouver Island’s mass plastic clean-up but it also is an overall great 101 on the problem of plastic in our oceans. Several experts contributed to the discussion, and through the hosts questions the feature really broke down the how, why and where of it in a very understandable way.
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-october-31-2016-1.3826159/oceans-absolutely-choked-by-plastic-bottles-and-microplastic-fibres-1.3826476