Category Archives: Global Warming

The National Party Platforms: Haven’t We All Been Here Before? — Podcast August 8, 2016

The Democratic and Republican Party Platforms: Promises, Promises…. Democratic Perspective hosts Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson take a closer look at the Democratic and Republican Party platforms. 51 and 58 pages, respectively, of wonkery, neither of which, if history is any guide, is likely to be … Continue reading

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Ashley Dawson Interview — Podcast July 4, 2016

Dominion Over All the Earth: Mass Extinction and the Challenge of Human Stewardship. Ashley Dawson, professor of English at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, and author of the new book,  Extinction, a Radical History, joins Democratic Perspective regulars Mike … Continue reading

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Matthew Goodwin Interview — Podcast June 13, 2016

Rising Sea Levels, Extreme Weather Events, Mass Extinction, Politics: Where Is the Right’s Suicidal Denial of Anthropogenic Climate Change Coming From? In the hope that a philosopher can be persuasive where scientists have found it tough to make headway, Democratic Perspective welcomes Dr. Matthew … Continue reading

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The State of the Union: A Study in Contrasts — Podcast January 18, 2016

President Obama vs. the Republican Mud-Wrestlers: Who’s Actually Worthy of Our Trust? Democratic Perspective reviews the state of the nation, and of our national politics. President Obama, in his State of the Union address, asks the American people to take seriously the issues … Continue reading

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2015: Democratic Perspective’s Year in Review — Podcast January 4, 2015

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Democratic Perspective’s 2015 in Review. Democratic Perspective looks back at the state of the nation in 2015, and isn’t exactly thrilled with what the record of events reveals. The prospects for 2016 don’t look a whole lot … Continue reading

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The Paris Agreement: Do They Really Mean It This Time? — Podcast December 14, 2015

COP21 in Paris: 196 National Governments Finally Agree On a Global Plan To Reduce Carbon Emissions. Now What? Democratic Perspective looks at the significance of the agreement in Paris by 196 national governments on a coordinated international plan to address climate change and global warming. The agreement itself is … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Local Activism — Podcast December 7, 2015

The Threat of Anthropogenic Climate Change: Awareness Raising in Local Communities. Democratic Perspective welcomes three activists from Inspiration of Sedona for a discussion of actions which can bring the serious threat of fossil fuel-driven climate change to the attention of local communities. Marty Landau, Bob … Continue reading

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Politics and the Environment: a Review — Podcast October 5, 2015

Are We There Yet? Opinions May Be Changing, But Meaningful Action Seems As Far Away As Ever, Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and Gary LaMaster look at the politics of planetary stewardship. Can the gridlock of conflicting interests be broken in time to save what’s left … Continue reading

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Dark Money: Did Pinnacle West Buy Itself a More Favorable Regulatory Environment? — Podcast November 10, 2014

Arizona Public Service, Pinnacle West, and the Arizona Elections: A Case Study in the Influence of Dark Money. Democratic Perspective’s Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson take on the effect of dark money in the recent Arizona elections. How a private corporation, operating a monopoly public utility, … Continue reading

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Uranium Mining On the Colorado Plateau: Who Pays the True Costs? — Podcast March 31, 2014

Exploitation of Our Public Lands: A Cost-Benefit Analysis. Taylor McKinnon, Director of Energy for the Grand Canyon Trust, joins Democratic Perspective’s Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson for a discussion of the costs and benefits of resource exploitation on our public lands. Who profits, who pays? … Continue reading

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