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Urgent Need For Legally Binding Obligations On Transnational Corporations (1/2)
Ecuador's Ambassador to the UN Geneva briefs TRNN on Resolution 26/9, the UN Human Rights Council mandate to elaborate an international legal framework to regulate activities of transnational corporations under binding international human rights law
DATE: 2017-01-02 | LENGTH: 15:27

 
TRNN Replay: Nuclear Attack on Japan was Opposed by American Military Leadership - Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (2/5)
Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that President Truman used the A-bomb to make a "diplomatic" point to the Soviet Union, not out of military necessity
DATE: 2014-01-24 | LENGTH: 14:28

 
Understanding the Imperialist System Changed My Life - Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (1/5)
TRNN Replay: Mr. Alperovitz tells TRNN Senior Editor Paul Jay, that the Vietnam War made it clear there was no way to a more rational capitalism and there had to be fundamental change
DATE: 2014-01-23 | LENGTH: 23:29

 
Anti-Climate Science Conspiracy Theorist to Lead Trump's Department of Energy
Jason Schwartz of Greenpeace USA discusses former Texas governor Rick Perry's record and how his relationships with oil and gas industries will influence his tenure as Trump's Secretary of Energy
DATE: 2016-12-16 | LENGTH: 15:36

 
There's No Issue More Burning Than Creating Our Global Climate Change Bureau
Scientists are saying that by the year 2050 we will pass the 2 degree threshold and that was before the election of Trump. Watch Paul Jay's urgent appeal and make a donation today.
DATE: 2016-11-30 | LENGTH: 07:27

 
US National Security Policy for Climate Change Seeks Security for Corporate-Controlled Assets
TRNN Replay: Nick Buxton, co-editor of 'The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations Are Shaping a Climate Changed World,' says the military's prime concern is the continuation of its global imperial footprint
DATE: 2016-09-23 | LENGTH: 13:09

 
The Industrial Agricultural System is Limiting Food Access and Driving Climate Change
Kirtana Chandraeskaran of Friends of the Earth International explains why the UN Conference on World Food Security stopped short of recognizing that the industrial food sector is the greatest agricultural contributor to climate change
DATE: 2016-10-25 | LENGTH: 15:52

 
A Just Transition for Fossil Fuels Workers is Possible
TRNN Replay: PERI co-director Bob Pollin describes his plan that guarantees pensions and wages, shifts workers out of the industry through retirement rather than job losses, and helps the country meet the UN climate goals
DATE: 2016-10-24 | LENGTH: 16:24

 
Elites Outraged At Trump's Refusal to Accept Election Result
Military veteran and Empire Files producer Mike Prysner says the final presidential debate affirmed movements have critical work ahead regardless of who wins the White House
DATE: 2016-10-20 | LENGTH: 12:07

 
HFC Reduction Agreement Is Historic, But No Silver Bullet for Climate Change
It's legally binding and delivers on goals set in Paris, but we need many more of these kinds of agreements in order to meet the 1.5 C target, says Climate Interaction's Andrew Jones
DATE: 2016-10-18 | LENGTH: 09:21

 
Why is the Airline Industry Exempt from the Paris Climate Agreement?
The airline industry's emissions are as large as Germany's and threaten the globe from meeting targets set at COP21, says Vera Paradee of the Climate Law Institute
DATE: 2016-10-12 | LENGTH: 11:10

 
Clinton and Trump Promote Fossil Fuels During Second Presidential Debate
The election is between two candidates without serious plans to address the climate crisis, say Janet Redman and Chris Williams
DATE: 2016-10-10 | LENGTH: 10:47

 
Paris Climate Agreement Not Strong Enough to Prevent Global Catastrophe
Atmospheric physicist Pablo Canziani explains why the agreement is 'necessary, but not sufficient'
DATE: 2016-10-07 | LENGTH: 13:03

 
Canada Approves Economically Inviable Pipeline Without Indigenous Consultation
The liberal government has failed to demonstrate a commitment to First Nations and climate change concerns, say Robyn Allan and Louisette Lanteigne
DATE: 2016-09-30 | LENGTH: 13:07

 
'Managed Decline' of Fossil Fuel Projects Needed to Meet Goals of Paris Climate Agreement
A new report by Oil Change International calls for an end to both the expansion of fossil fuel industry and new fossil fuel infrastructure
DATE: 2016-09-29 | LENGTH: 11:45

 
US National Security Policy for Climate Change Seeks Security for Corporate-Controlled Assets
Nick Buxton, co-editor of 'The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations Are Shaping a Climate Changed World,' says the military's prime concern is the continuation of its global imperial footprint
DATE: 2016-09-23 | LENGTH: 13:09

 
Trudeau's Liberals Adopt Harper Government's Carbon Targets
Dimitri Lascaris says the transfer of Canadian taxpayer money to oil companies in the face of climate emergency casts doubt on the ability of the Liberal government to produce an adequate carbon pricing plan
DATE: 2016-09-21 | LENGTH: 10:17

 
Can Renewables Contain Extreme Weather Conditions?
Transition away from fossil fuels is economically and technologically feasible today through the mass implementation of 100% renewable grids, argues Renewables 100 Policy Institute founder Angelina Galiteva
DATE: 2016-09-15 | LENGTH: 14:34

 
California Passes Nation's Most Ambitious Climate Legislation, But Will It Succeed?
The California experience thus far with greenhouse gas reduction shows economic growth is possible with regulation, argues Ethan Elkind of the UC Berkeley School of Law
DATE: 2016-09-11 | LENGTH: 11:27

 
TPP Will Effectively Kill Climate Treaties
The Trans-Pacific Partnership will undermine the ability of countries to control polluting and extractive industries, says Ben Lilliston
DATE: 2016-09-25 | LENGTH: 12:08

 
U.S. and China Commit to Paris Climate Accord While Keeping Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Place
Subsidizing oil and gas companies runs counter to the Paris Agreement, says Alex Doukas of Oil Change International
DATE: 2016-09-07 | LENGTH: 13:47

 
Why is Emma Thompson in the Arctic?
Professor Chris Williams and actress Emma Thompson discuss the threats of seismic testing and drilling for oil in the Arctic - from aboard a Greenpeace ship off of Clyde River, Nunavut
DATE: 2016-08-23 | LENGTH: 17:19

 
Deadly Wildfires to Grow More Intense, Burn Longer Due to Global Warming
Drought, dead trees, and less snow means fires in the Western U.S. will likely get worse, says Dr. Alyson Kenward from Climate Central
DATE: 2016-08-19 | LENGTH: 06:41

 
The Dangers of Climate Change Aren't Coming: They're Already Here
Professor Chris Williams says even the U.S. Department of Defense is speaking of climate change in the present tense
DATE: 2016-08-14 | LENGTH: 11:39

 
The Koch Brothers' War on Climate Science - Documentary Coming This Week
Investigative journalist Bruce Livesey has teamed up with TRNN to make a documentary exposing the Koch brothers' war on climate science and their plan to influence the 2016 elections. Stay tuned for the full documentary this week!
DATE: 2016-10-27 | LENGTH: 04:42

 
The Bought-and-Paid-For Climate Denialism of Mike Pence
Janet Redman of the Institute for Policy Studies says Trump's VP willingness to fight regulation of emissions and accept millions in campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry puts him squarely at odds with the interests of the American public
DATE: 2016-07-22 | LENGTH: 05:47

 
Democratic Party Platform: Lots of Hot Air on Climate Change
Janet Redman, who provided testimony at the DNC Platform Committee, and Wenonah Hauter, the executive director of Food & Water Watch, address the draft's shortcomings on the carbon tax, TPP, fracking, and fossil fuel extraction
DATE: 2016-06-30 | LENGTH: 17:30

 
Naomi Klein on the US Elections, the Democratic Party, and What the Movement Does Next
At The People's Summit in Chicago, Naomi Klein and Paul Jay discuss how to build a movement independent of the Democratic party, yet capable of waging a struggle within it
DATE: 2016-06-20 | LENGTH: 21:44

 
Is Canada's 6 Month Old Liberal Government Delivering 'Real Change?'
Nora Loreto and Dimitri Lascaris tell The Real News that on climate, foreign affairs, and trade policies, Trudeau has opted for continuity over change
DATE: 2016-05-12 | LENGTH: 20:03

 
Days of Revolt: The Assault of the Animal Agriculture Industry
In this episode of teleSUR's Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges interviews the directors of the film "Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret" to discuss the impact of the animal agriculture industry on accelerating climate change and environmental degradation, and the surprising silence on the part of environmental groups.
DATE: 2016-05-04 | LENGTH: 26:19

 
Days of Revolt: Coping with Reality
In this episode of teleSUR's Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges interviews climate change activist Tim DeChristopher about the social tension and injustice triggered by the deadly failure of the industrial world to confront climate change
DATE: 2016-04-27 | LENGTH: 27:24

 
Days of Revolt: Letting Go of the World
In this episode of teleSUR's Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges interviews documentary filmmaker Josh Fox to discuss the catastrophe of climate change and Fox's new film "How to Let Go of the World", which showcases the role of art and culture in helping us embrace what climate can't change
DATE: 2016-04-19 | LENGTH: 26:00

 
Can GDP Growth and Carbon Emissions be Delinked?
Nate Aden of the World Resource Institute identifies 21 countries that succeeded in maintaining economic growth while also decreasing carbon emissions - can this feat be replicated elsewhere?
DATE: 2016-04-11 | LENGTH: 12:21

 
Why Red States Aren't Denying Climate Change Anymore
Some Texas towns have aggressively pursued renewable energy but face deep opposition from Big Oil
DATE: 2016-03-25 | LENGTH: 09:54

 
Earth Enters New Era of Extreme Weather Caused by Global Warming
Michael Mann, author of Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change, discusses the report that details the link between unprecedented storms and human-caused climate change
DATE: 2016-03-18

 
Earth Enters New Era of Extreme Weather Caused by Global Warming
Michael Mann, author of Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change, discusses the report that details the link between unprecedented storms and human-caused climate change
DATE: 2016-03-18 | LENGTH: 09:52

 
Offshore Drilling Off the Table in the Atlantic, but What about the Gulf and the Arctic?
The Obama administration's ban on offshore drilling will aid reaching the Paris climate change targets, say environmentalist Sierra Weaver of Southern Environmental Law Center and Michael LeVine of Oceana
DATE: 2016-03-17 | LENGTH: 15:29

 
"Miracle Technology" Isn't Needed to Stop Climate Change
Robert Pollin of PERI says investment in existing technology could create a zero-emissions economy within 35 years
DATE: 2016-03-09 | LENGTH: 09:46

 
"Mr. Trudeau Goes to Washington"
Rick Salutin and Dimitri Lascaris examine what happens when political celebrities tackle climate change
DATE: 2016-03-09 | LENGTH: 13:30

 
Increasing Flooding Linked to Climate Change
Climate Central's Ben Strauss highlights his study that found that three out four coastal floods over the last decade have been caused by climate change
DATE: 2016-03-06 | LENGTH: 11:08

 
Arctic Sees June Temperatures in February
When snow must be imported for the Iditarod for the first time, Greenpeace USA's Cassady Sharp says record temperatures and the alarming rate of sea ice melting should have us all on high alert
DATE: 2016-03-06 | LENGTH: 11:06

 
The 2016 Elections Will be Pivotal in the Fight Against Climate Change
PERI's Robert Pollin and Thomas Herndon say Hillary is a proponent of fracking as a solution to climate change
DATE: 2016-02-29 | LENGTH: 06:40

 
Four Billion People Experience Water Scarcity
Author and scientist Arjen Y. Hoekstra says meat consumption, population growth and climate change are driving the global water crisis
DATE: 2016-02-24 | LENGTH: 08:39

 
Days of Revolt: The Solution (2/2)
In this episode of teleSUR's Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges and Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein lay out the solutions to issues like economic inequality and climate change, and explain the need for sustained civil disobedience and a unified grassroots movement.
DATE: 2016-02-23 | LENGTH: 28:24

 
SCOTUS Blocks Obama Clean Power Plan, Hinders Future of Environmental Legislation
Robert Pollin says legally halting executive order on power-plants poses possible "disaster" for future emissions reduction
DATE: 2016-02-11 | LENGTH: 05:01

 
Supreme Court Deals a Blow to Climate Change Efforts
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court favored a coalition of states and energy companies when it stayed Obama's rules to limit greenhouse gas emissions, mainly from coal
DATE: 2016-02-11 | LENGTH: 04:48

 
Running From the Climate Challenge
Chris Williams of Pace University and Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton University say the presidential candidates have not given the issue of climate change the attention it merits given that the future of humanity is at stake
DATE: 2016-02-12 | LENGTH: 23:23

 
2015 Hottest Year on Record
Environmentalist Chris Williams says 13 of the 15 years in the 21st century have broken global temperature records, pointing to the effect of carbon emissions not simply El Nino
DATE: 2015-12-30 | LENGTH: 13:27

 
West Coast Mayors Pledge To End New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure
At a press conference held by civil society groups, 10 mayors and over 30 elected officials pledge to follow Portland Mayor Charlie Hales' lead on banning new fossil fuel infrastructure
DATE: 2015-12-20 | LENGTH: 11:27

 
'Fossil Fuels' Nowhere to be Found in the Paris Agreement
Professor Chris Williams says 21 years of treaties and negotiations have all been stepping around the main problem: the production of fossil fuels
DATE: 2015-12-15 | LENGTH: 11:50

 
Leaders Sidestep Pentagon's Carbon Emissions at COP21
Transnational Institute's Nick Buxton explains how the world's greatest CO2 emitter has gotten a free pass at climate negotiations since the 90's
DATE: 2015-12-14 | LENGTH: 09:00

 
The Canadian Environment Minister’s Cop-out at COP21
Dimitri Lascaris of TRNN, Carol Linnit of DeSmogCanada, and Ashley Renders of Vice News Canada challenge the new minister
DATE: 2015-12-10

 
The Canadian Environment Minister's Cop-out at COP21
Dimitri Lascaris of TRNN, Carol Linnit of DeSmogCanada, and Ashley Renders of Vice News Canada challenge the new minister
DATE: 2015-12-10 | LENGTH: 08:25

 
Former Bolivian UN Ambassador: COP21 Draft Text Shows Plans to Further Commodify Nature
TRNN correspondent Dimitri Lascaris talks to former UN Ambassador of Bolivia Pablo Solon, who says the final Paris agreement is headed towards the creation of carbon markets with terms to be settled in future COP meetings
DATE: 2015-12-09 | LENGTH: 15:47

 
Day 9: No Meaningful Outcome From Paris
Dimitri Lascaris says the draft agreement is profoundly unsatisfactory and lacks enforcement procedures
DATE: 2015-12-09 | LENGTH: 12:46

 
Are Fossil Fuel Companies Recognizing Climate-Related Risks of Business?
Carbon Tracker Institute CEO Anthony Hobley speaks to TRNN correspondent Dimitri Lascaris about how global capital markets are realizing that fossil fuels companies will not be able to burn all of their reserves without wrecking the planet.
DATE: 2015-12-08 | LENGTH: 13:49

 
TRNN Replay: On Florida in 2000 and What to Do Next - Ralph Nader on Reality Asserts Itself (3/3)
Ralph Nader and Paul Jay discuss Ralph's decision to stay in the Florida race and what an electoral strategy could be now
DATE: 2013-12-20 | LENGTH: 19:15

 
TRNN Replay: Are Nader-Like Reforms Still Possible? - Ralph Nader on Reality Asserts Itself (2/3)
On RAI with Paul Jay, Ralph Nader says the reforms of the 1960's and 70's are no longer possible as Congress is bought and sold by a small number of very rich people and commercial interests
DATE: 2013-12-19 | LENGTH: 25:03

 
TRNN Replay: McCarthyism Made Us Veer Away From a Systemic Doctrine for Change - Ralph Nader on RAI (1/3)
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Ralph Nader says McCarthy's reign of terror made people seek empirical change, like seeking legislative reforms to make safer cars, to avoid being associated with socialism.
DATE: 2013-12-18 | LENGTH: 24:40

 
TRNN Replay: "Occupy Love" Documentary Asks "Can Crisis Be Turned into a Love Story"
Velcrow Ripper and Paul Jay discuss Ripper's new film and movements, power and the synthesis of spirituality and politics
DATE: 2013-05-20

 
Who Should Pay for the Costs of Climate Change?
West Coast Environmental Law Attorney Andrew Gage and EcoEquity Director Tom Athanasiou discuss how corporations and governments can be held accountable
DATE: 2014-12-22

 
The Lima Accord: A Great Success or More Climate Catastrophe?
350.org's Co-founder Jamie Henn says nations are not yet committing enough money to thwart climate change, and that next year's Paris conference will be a referendum on the planet's future
DATE: 2014-12-16

 
TRNN Replay: "America is a Tinderbox" - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt4
Pt 4 of 7. On Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay asks Chris Hedges if the American Left bears responsibility for the weakness of the mass movement; Hedges says the gravest mistake of the left is not articulating a viable vision of socialism
DATE: 2013-07-19

 
TRNN Replay: We Must Grasp Reality to Build Effective Resistance - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt3
Pt 3 of 7. In the continuation of Paul Jay's Reality Asserts Itself interview with Chris Hedges, they discuss the fantasy that we can have everything we want and the reality of the grave dangers facing us
DATE: 2013-07-18

 
COP20 Protesters Draw Attention to Corporate Presence at Negotiations
The final agreement is unlikely to set a plan to phase out fossil fuels, says Chris Williams, professor of physics and chemistry at Pace University
DATE: 2014-12-09

 
TRNN Replay: Big Oil Gets Green Light to Explore Ecuadorian Amazon
Patrick Bond: Ecuador President Rafael Correa is a petro-Kenysian who failed to sell Yasuni National Park in carbon markets and to international donors, and now he's turned a blind eye to what's really needed
DATE: 2013-08-27

 
TRNN On Climate Change
A collection of our most recent stories on Climate Change
DATE: 2013-10-06

 
Global Warming and Economic Crisis Lead to One Solution: Climate Jobs
May Boeve from 350.org and Bruce Hamilton of the Amalgamated Transit Union discuss how the environmental and labor movements have united to organize the People's Climate Summit in NYC
DATE: 2014-08-28

 
Apres moi, le Deluge - Chris Williams on Reality Asserts Itself (5/5)
Mr. Williams says the global elites plan to protect themselves by adapting to the threat of continuing fossil fuel use, while everyone else will suffer the consequences of climate change disasters
DATE: 2014-08-14

 
Fracking Success Shut Down US Climate Change Policy - Christopher Williams on Reality Asserts Itself (3/5)
Mr. Williams tells Paul Jay that the fabulous profits made from fracking oil and gas took climate change off Obama agenda, and while coal emissions may be down in the US, coal exports have grown exponentially
DATE: 2014-08-12

 
How the Jet Stream Affects Weather Patterns
Meteorologist Jeff Masters discusses his recent research about how fast flowing, narrow air currents found in our atmosphere are changing and its potential effects on humans
DATE: 2014-08-10

 
Climate Change and Waiting for Bruce Willis - Christopher Williams on Reality Asserts Itself (1/5)
Mr. Williams says capitalism is not capable of facing up to the climate change crisis - and because there won't be a hero that appears to save the day, it's up to us to make the change
DATE: 2014-08-06

 
Domestic Coal Consumption Down But Exports Still Rising
Greenpeace's Joe Smyth and journalist Steve Horn discuss whether EPA's plan to cut 30 percent of emissions by 2030 will have a significant impact on climate change when coal is being shipped overseas
DATE: 2014-08-04

 
The Politics of Going Green
PERI Co-Director Robert Pollin and Prof. Chris Williams discuss the feasibility of shifting to a green economy
DATE: 2014-07-23

 
Is This the Dawn of a Renewable Energy Revolution?
Peter Sinclair says that utilities in time will become managers rather than owners of energy, and that the emerging systems are inherently anti-monopolistic
DATE: 2014-07-03

 
World's Oceans Face "Irreparable Damage"
Rashid Sumaila: Global Ocean Commission gives world leaders a five- year window for intervention before overfishing and climate change negatively impact the world's food supply, clean air, and climate stability
DATE: 2014-07-02

 
Chris Hedges Interviews Noam Chomsky (3/3)
Noam Chomsky says Occupy challenges the atomization of society, and also discusses how the media obstructs meaningful action to address climate change
DATE: 2014-06-19

 
The Truth and Consequences of Climate Change Denial
Peter Sinclair discusses how the big tobacco lobby methods are being employed by climate change deniers and the rising sea levels caused by melting glaciers.
DATE: 2014-06-10

 
Human Activity Driving Earth Towards Global Extinction Event
Dr. Terry Root & Dr. Stuart L. Pimm discuss recent research showing human beings are responsible for high extinction rates of species across the globe, and explain how we can prevent a sixth major extinction event
DATE: 2014-06-05

 
TRNN Debate: Is Obama Doing Enough to Fight Climate Change?
Environmental scholar Subhankar Banerjee and Center for American Progress fellow Daniel Weiss debate the Obama administration's record on fighting climate change after government report finds climate change effects happening now
DATE: 2014-05-12

 
Canadians Protest Against Pipelines, Climate Change Policy
Journalist Jenny Uechi and First Nations Activist Amanda Lickers discuss the May 10 day of action
DATE: 2014-05-09

 
Who Will Pay for Climate Change Disaster?
A discussion with Patrick Bond on the lack of political will to deal with climate change and the forces mobilizing for action
DATE: 2014-04-21

 
Should Ukraine and West Accept De Facto Crimea Joining Russia? (2/2)
Prof. Tarik Cyril Amar and Prof. Nicolai Petro say while the legalities of the Crimea referendum are dubious, the only way out of this crisis is to accept its results
DATE: 2014-03-18

 
Crimea Referendum: Self Determination or Big Power Manipulation? (1/2)
Professors Nicolai Petro & Tarik Cyril Amar give their reactions to Crimea voting overwhelmingly to join the Russian federation
DATE: 2014-03-16

 
Congressional Progressive Caucus Budget Strikes Back Against Austerity
Robert Pollin: The Congressional Progressive Caucus's budget would increase spending on education, healthcare and the green economy while rolling back cuts against social services
DATE: 2014-03-19

 
From Pipelines to Peladeau - Canadian Report
Yves Engler and Linda Solomon Wood discuss native resistance to tar sands pipeline and media mogul Pierre Karl Peladeau running as candidate for the Parti Quebecois
DATE: 2014-03-20

 
NASA Climate Predictions Show Serious Threat To Humanity
Dahr Jamail says that though some journalists avoid linking weather patterns to climate change, global warming still exists
DATE: 2014-03-11

 
TRNN Debate: Is the Democrats' Talkathon on Climate Change Just Talk?
Center for American Progress Director of Climate Strategy Daniel Weiss and IPS Fellow Daphne Wysham debate whether the Senate Democrats' all- nighter means that they are serious about tackling global warming
DATE: 2014-03-12

 
Hundreds of Keystone XL Protestors Arrested, Look to Influence Obama's Final Decision on Pipeline
Hundreds of students demand President Obama reject the Keystone XL pipeline deal, but Obama has already fast tracked the southern half of the pipeline which is currently delivering Canadian tar sands to Texas refineries
DATE: 2014-03-03

 
Protestors Rally Against Proposed Maryland Fracked Gas Processing Facility
Activists rally against Dominion Resources's proposed facility to process and ship natural gas across the globe
DATE: 2014-02-24

 
Wage Shares Fall in the US, Germany and Many Other Countries While Financial Shocks Hit Emerging Economies - Yilmaz Akyuz (2/2)
Economist, Yilmaz Akyuz on US & European crisis mismanagement and global imbalances.
DATE: 2014-02-21

 
Why Is The 2008 Crisis Taking So Long To Resolve? - Yilmaz Akyuz (1/2)
Economist Yilmaz Akyuz on how excessive reliance on the US Federal Reserve created more problems than it has solved
DATE: 2014-02-19

 
The Embattled Climate Scientist Who Fought Back
Michael Mann: Well funded fossil fuel industry propaganda campaign responsible for shifting public opinion against the reality of climate change
DATE: 2014-02-08

 
'Climate Hubs' A Good Step But Obama's Policies Still Leading to Climate Disaster
Renowned climate scientist Michael Mann says its necessary for the Obama administration help farmers deal with climate change, but moving forward forward the Keystone XL, it will be the worst decision of his presidency and could bring the planet closer to climate disaster
DATE: 2014-02-05

 
Approval of Keystone XL Would Be A Disastrous Move
Jeffrey Sachs: The State Department's Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone XL pipeline brings humanity one stop closer to climate disaster
DATE: 2014-02-03

 
Seismologist: Fracking Injection Wells Linked to Earthquakes
Dr. Elizabeth Cochran discusses research showing that injection wells from fracking and gas and oil production is likely causing an uptick in U.S. earthquakes
DATE: 08:55:07

 
Obama's Energy Plan Cannot Seriously Address The Impending Climate Crisis
Janet Redman: The green energy plan outlined by Obama is full of too many contradictions, such as calling for the end of subsidies to coal and oil companies while facilitating the expansion of fossil fuel facilities
DATE: 2014-01-29

 
What Would You Do If You Had Political Power? - Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (5/5)
Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay there are existing models that point to what a new economy and politics might look like
DATE: 2014-01-28

 
The Promise and Limitations of Worker Co-ops - Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (4/5)
Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that the experience of Spain's Mondragon, the world's largest workers' co-op, shows that workers' ownership can go to scale, but on their own co-ops will not transform society or the economy
DATE: 2014-01-27

 
Capitalism in Long Term Stagnation and Decay - Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (3/5)
Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that if you concentrate wealth at the top, there's not enough purchasing power to make the rest of the system work
DATE: 2014-01-26

 
Nuclear Attack on Japan was Opposed by American Military Leadership - Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (2/5)
Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that President Truman used the A-bomb to make a "diplomatic" point to the Soviet Union, not out of military necessity
DATE: 2014-01-24

 
Immigration Advocates Face Serious Challenges in Passing Reform in 2014
Despite nationwide mobilization, immigrant advocates acknowledge they have failed to reform a broken immigration system
DATE: 2014-01-21

 
Understanding the Imperialist System Changed My Life - Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (1/5)
Mr. Alperovitz tells TRNN Senior Editor Paul Jay, that the Vietnam War made it clear there was no way to a more rational capitalism and there had to be fundamental change
DATE: 2014-01-23

 
Canada's Top Spy Watchdog Lobbied For Pipeline Construction
Engler: Canada's head of intelligence oversight board lobbied for pipeline construction as its internal spy agency spied on pipeline competitors
DATE: 2014-01-07

 
TRNN REPLAY: New Report: World's Oceans and Marine Life Face Unprecedented Peril Pt.1
Alex Rogers: Without swift action to tackle climate change, pollution and other threats, marine species could face mass extinction
DATE: 2013-10-07

 
TRNN REPLAY: Credibility of the Ruling Elite is Being Shredded - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt2 Credibility of the Ruling Elite is Being S
On RAI with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges says that while people are disgusted with the centers of power, unless there is a constructive alternative, any eruption will be nihilistic and could be fascist
DATE: 2013-11-12

 
TRNN Replay: Why Climate Deniers Are Plain Wrong
Arctic sea ice, Greenland ice sheet, Arctic methane are all key to climate change
DATE: 2013-09-30

 
On Florida in 2000 and What to Do Next - Ralph Nader on Reality Asserts Itself (3/3)
Ralph Nader and Paul Jay discuss Ralph's decision to stay in the Florida race and what an electoral strategy could be now
DATE: 2013-12-20

 
Are Nader-Like Reforms Still Possible? - Ralph Nader on Reality Asserts Itself (2/3)
On RAI with Paul Jay, Ralph Nader says the reforms of the 1960's and 70's are no longer possible as Congress is bought and sold by a small number of very rich people and commercial interests
DATE: 2013-12-19

 
McCarthyism Made Us Veer Away From a Systemic Doctrine for Change - Ralph Nader on RAI (1/3)
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Ralph Nader says McCarthy's reign of terror made people seek empirical change, like seeking legislative reforms to make safer cars, to avoid being associated with socialism
DATE: 2013-12-18 | LENGTH: 24:40

 
Leading Palm Oil Company Agrees to Aim for Zero Deforestation
Amy Moas: Work remains to ensure Wilmar International follows through to reduce deforestation, a major contributor to climate change
DATE: 2013-12-24

 
Climate Change Clears The Way For The Extraction of Arctic Resources
Canada and Russia are investing in military infrastructure in order to protect economic interests in Arctic energy resources
DATE: 2013-12-11

 
Canada Stands Firm Against Iran Nuke Deal, Cozies Up to Israel & Saudi Arabia
Canada defies international consensus on Iran as PM Harper seeks to increase weapons sales to Saudi Arabia
DATE: 2013-12-03

 
How Filipinos Can Obtain "Climate Justice" in the Wake of Super-Typhoon Haiyan
James Boyce: At the UN Climate Conference, Filipino delegates demanded mitigation from developed nations, but despite no concrete deal emerging, there are still ways for them to be compensated for loss and damages
DATE: 2013-11-24

 
Poor Countries and Civil Society Walk Out of COP 19 Over Inaction over Climage Change
Patrick Bond: Developing countries and green groups must evaluate if walkouts are the best way to get rich countries to address climate change
DATE: 2013-11-21

 
Fossil Fuel Corporations Dominating the UN Climate Change Conference
Rachel Tansey: Civil society groups, green Polish groups and UN delegations from the global south working to push the UN to take action on climate change
DATE: 2013-11-13

 
Credibility of the Ruling Elite is Being Shredded - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt2
On RAI with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges says that while people are disgusted with the centers of power, unless there is a constructive alternative, any eruption will be nihilistic and could be fascist
DATE: 2013-11-12

 
Filipino Gov. Misused Public Funds As People Suffer from Post-Typhoon Devastation
Jose Maria Sison: Evidence shows Filpino government set up ghost non-profits that failed to service its most vulnerable citizens
DATE: 2013-11-11

 
Enbridge Line 9 Hearings Met With Resistance in Montreal, As Pipeline Plan Provokes Wider Concern
Sarah Harmer and prominent musicians sing against Enbridge Line 9 reversal project; Quebec and Ontario residents mobilize to challenge oil and gas conglomerate
DATE: 2013-10-14

 
New Report: World's Oceans and Marine Life Face Unprecedented Peril Pt.1
Alex Rogers: Without swift action to tackle climate change, pollution and other threats, marine species could face mass extinction
DATE: 2013-10-07

 
The Cost of Saving the Planet Pt. 2
James Boyce: The US should focus on the human, not monetary cost of climate change
DATE: 2013-10-06

 
Why Climate Deniers Are Plain Wrong
Arctic sea ice, Greenland ice sheet, Arctic methane are all key to climate change
DATE: 2013-09-30

 
UN: Greenland Ice Melting Six Times Faster Than Previous Decades
Environmental expert Subhankar Banerjee breaks down the latest UN climate change report
DATE: 2013-09-27

 
Canada's Government Silences Scientists, Sides With Corporate Interests
Climate scientists were muzzled from speaking to the press, causing an 80 percent decrease in the coverage of environmental stories
DATE: 2013-09-24

 
Opposing Intervention in Syria Without Apologizing for a Dictatorship - Rania Masri on Reality Asserts Itself pt2
In part two of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and Rania Masri discuss the charge that opposing foreign intervention is support for Assad; the idea that Assad is "anti-imperialist"; and the role of violence in fighting dictatorship
DATE: 2013-09-24

 
What is the Social Cost of Carbon Emissions? Pt.1
James Boyce: Cost-benefit analysis of carbon emissions has shortcomings
DATE: 2013-09-20

 
Pt. 2 What Needs To Be Done To Fix The Global Economy
Patrick Bond: For a recovery to occur, national governments must assert economy sovereignty
DATE: 2013-09-18

 
Why Autoworkers Care About Climate Change - Frank Hammer on Reality Asserts Itself pt4
In the final segment of this Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Frank Hammer says all workers should face up to the dangers of climate change and insist that we move toward a green economy
DATE: 2013-10-11

 
Big Oil Gets Green Light to Explore Ecuadorian Amazon
Patrick Bond: Ecuador President Rafael Correa is a petro-Kenysian who failed to sell Yasuni National Park in carbon markets and to international donors, and now he's turned a blind eye to what's really needed
DATE: 2013-08-27

 
US Skipping Russia Summit Demonstrates A Failure In International Relations
Larry Wilkerson: International summits continue to fail to tackle ongoing global crises
DATE: 2013-08-14

 
Texas Towns Frack Their Way To Drought Conditions
Antonia Juhasz: Fate of Texas is a reminder of the dangers of hydro-fracking techniques now embraced by President Obama
DATE: 2013-08-14

 
Scientists Warn Arctic Methane Release Would Cost $60 Trillion
Patrick Bond: Financial and environmental cost of Arctic methane release looms, as world leaders' promises to payback carbon debt go unfunded
DATE: 2013-08-12

 
With Keystone XL Delayed, Trans-Canada Sets Eyes on "Energy East"
Yves Engler: Environmental and indigenous rights groups rightfully concerned about Trans-Canada's proposed "Energy East" pipeline
DATE: 2013-08-12

 
Company Responsible for Deadly Oil Train Crash Says It Won't Pay, TransCanada Pushes Pipeline Deal
Yves Engler: Tragedy in Canadian town turns into an opportunity for some to argue that pipeline transport is safer, when the real argument should be against an oil-driven economy
DATE: 2013-08-01

 
Debate on Obama's Climate Change Strategy Part II
Nafeez Ahmed and David Roberts discuss and debate Obama's climate change policies pt 2
DATE: 2014-03

 
Obama Climate Change Strategy: Politically Realistic or Strategy for Disaster?
Nafeez Ahmed and David Roberts discuss and debate the question "Are Obama's policies pushing things as far as politically possible or is he failing to alert Americans to the urgent danger of climate change?" pt.1
DATE: 2013-07-25

 
TRNN REPLAY: Detroit Red Wings Get New $400 Million Taxpayer-Financed Stadium While the City Goes Bankrupt
Frank Hammer: Detroit's road to ruin was paved by an ill-conceived economic model
DATE: 2013-07-24

 
"America is a Tinderbox" - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt4
Pt 4 of 7. On Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay asks Chris Hedges if the American Left bears responsibility for the weakness of the mass movement; Hedges says the gravest mistake of the left is not articulating a viable vision of socialism
DATE: 2013-07-19

 
We Must Grasp Reality to Build Effective Resistance - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt3
Pt 3 of 7. In the continuation of Paul Jay's Reality Asserts Itself interview with Chris Hedges, they discuss the fantasy that we can have everything we want and the reality of the grave dangers facing us
DATE: 2013-07-18

 
Obama's Carbon Reduction Plan "Will Guarantee Global Warming Disaster"
Nafeez Ahmed: Environmental activists need to redouble efforts to demand Obama reject Keystone XL, abandon hydrofracking, and adopt tougher emission standards
DATE: 2013-06-26

 
Obama on Climate Is Mixed Bag of Surprises & Status Quo
Daphne Wysham: President moves in the right direction on carbon emissions and Keystone XL pipeline but disappoints on the promotion of fracking
DATE: 2013-06-26

 
Nurses, Environmentalists Lead Keystone XL Protest in San Francisco
National Nurses United lead protest against Keystone XL pipeline highlighting possible health impact.
DATE: 2013-06-21

 
Top 100 Greenhouse Gas Polluters Uncovered
Michael Ash: Low income and minority populations disproportionately impacted by greenhouse gas release
DATE: 2013-06-10

 
From Savannah to South Africa, Opposition to Massive Port Expansions
Patrick Bond: Proponents argue larger ships will save carbon intensive bunker fuel, critics say by making the system more efficient, it will increase the amount of transport and thus more carbon
DATE: 2013-06-06

 
Left Forum Takes on Ecological Transformation
Nancy Holmstrom: In the past, the Left Forum meetings in New York have not faced up to environmental and climate change issues - this year it should be the major theme
DATE: 2013-06-06

 
Global Protest in 300 Cities Will Take Aim on Monsanto
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to challenge Monsanto's bullying of small farmers, influence on public policy, and aggressive promotion of GMOs.
DATE: 2013-05-23

 
"Occupy Love" Documentary Asks "Can Crisis Be Turned into a Love Story"
Velcrow Ripper and Paul Jay discuss Ripper's new film and movements, power and the synthesis of spirituality and politics
DATE: 2013-05-20

 
People of the South to the North: Will You Face Up to Climate Catastrophe?
Martin Khor (Executive Director of the South Centre): Advanced countries of the North must cut emmisions in ratio to the amount they have polluted and facilitate transfer of green technology to the South or humanity will face calamity
DATE: 2013-04-18

 
European Carbon Markets Fail - It's Time for Regulation
Patrick Bond: Carbon markets are now at "junk bond" status but US sabotages all attempts at binding emission targets
DATE: 2013-04-18

 
European Carbon Markets Fail - It's Time for Regulation
Patrick Bond: Carbon markets are now at "junk bond" status but US sabotages all attempts at binding emission targets
DATE: 2013-04-18

 
People of the South to the North: Will You Face Up to Climate Catastrophe?
Martin Khor (Executive Director of the South Centre): Advanced countries of the North must cut emmisions in ratio to the amount they have polluted and facilitate transfer of green technology to the South or humanity will face calamity
DATE: 2013-04-18

 
Subsidized Corn Destroying Global Bio-Diversity
Part 3. James Boyce: Industrial agriculture threatening existence of small farmers growing corn in Mexico and Guatemala; potatoes in Peru and the Andes; rice in Bangladesh and Southeast Asia - farmers who maintain the reservoir for adaptation of crops to new insects, new pests, and climate change
DATE: 2013-02-25

 
Family Members and Activists Call for Accountability in Killing of Brooklyn Teen by NYPD
Eye-Witnesses Challenge Police Account of Shooting of Brooklyn Teenager Kimani Gray
DATE: 2013-03-27

 
Galbraith and Panitch: What Would Real Economic Reform Look Like?
In Pt.3 James K. Galbraith and Leo Panitch imagine what a genuinely reform minded US government might do about the economy
DATE: 2013-03-25

 
Canadian Government Fights US Opposition to Tar Sands Pipeline
Yves Engler: Unprecedented aggressive lobbying campaign by Canada to push Obama to say yes to XL pipeline
DATE: 2013-03-11

 
Inequality and the Environment
James Boyce: In places where the income gap is greatest, the environment is more degraded for everyone
DATE: 2013-02-25

 
The fatal choice between food or heating in Modern Britain
Senior Citizens and Disabled people say they're being abandoned by society. Thousands are left to die in cold homes every year in the UK, while energy companies threaten to raise cost of heating further
DATE: 2013-03-05

 
Austerity and the Death of Logic
Bill Black: Both the GOP and the White House refuse to support a bill that ends the sequester, it shows the real intention of the Obama administration
DATE: 2013-03-12

 
Climate Change and Protecting Environment is a Social Justice Issue
Jame Boyce: New book exposes relationship between environmental degradation and inequality of wealth and power
DATE: 2013-02-25

 
George Monbiot on Urgency of Facing Up To Climate Change Crisis
TRNN REPLAY In this 2007 interview, journalist George Monbiot lays out the argument for a major change of direction to avert a climate calamity
DATE: 2013-03-05

 
Bradley Manning Tells Court Public Have the Right to Know About US War Crimes
American Attorney for Julian Assange, Michael Ratner, reports he was in the courtroom and witnessed Manning speak with confidence and intelligence as he detailed the outrages that drove him to upload the documents to Wikileaks
DATE: 2013-03-01

 
Higher Wages Will End Recession
Dr. Heiner Flassbeck: Targeting low inflation will deepen crisis; government must pass laws and intervene to facilitate a general rise in wages
DATE: 2013-03-03

 
Sequestration Budget Cuts Will Deepen Recession - Both Parties Reject Stimulus
James Heintz: President Obama and GOP focus on budget cutting instead of creating more employment
DATE: 2013-02-25

 
Subsidized Corn Destroying Global Bio-Diversity
Part 3. James Boyce: Industrial agriculture threatening existence of small farmers growing corn in Mexico and Guatemala; potatoes in Peru and the Andes; rice in Bangladesh and Southeast Asia - farmers who maintain the reservoir for adaptation of crops to new insects, new pests, and climate change
DATE: 2013-02-25

 
Inequality and the Environment
Part 2. James Boyce: In places where the income gap is greatest, the environment is more degraded for everyone
DATE: 2013-02-25

 
Will a Higher Minimum Wage Cost Jobs?
Robert Pollin on the theory that a higher minimum wage will reduce jobs available to young people entering the work force and won't reduce poverty
DATE: 2013-02-19

 
Obama Supports Clean and Dirty Energy
Bob Pollin: President Obama can’t possibly meet carbon emission targets he set and still support increased oil, natural gas and coal production
DATE: 2013-02-19

 
Will a Higher Minimum Wage Cost Jobs?
Bob Pollin on the theory that a higher minimum wage will reduce jobs available to young people entering the work force and won't reduce poverty
DATE: 2013-02-19

 
Obama Supports Clean and Dirty Energy
Bob Pollin: President Obama can’t possibly meet carbon emission targets he set and still support increased oil, natural gas and coal production
DATE: 2013-02-19

 
Will Feb 17th Protest Stop the XL Pipeline and Shift Climate Debate?
Patrick Bond: A massive protest could push Obama to stop the Tar Sands pipe line and shift climate debate away from market solutions
DATE: 2013-02-15

 
Will Feb 17th Protest Stop the XL Pipeline and Shift Climate Debate?
Patrick Bond: A massive protest could push Obama to stop the Tar Sands pipe line and shift climate debate away from market solutions
DATE: 2013-02-15

 
Obama, Hagel and the Asian Pivot
Allan Ruff and Steve Horn on Obama's imperial strategy to control the energy resources of Eurasia
DATE: 2013-01-30

 
Obama Admin. Fails to Prosecute Banking Fraud to 'Save the System'
James S. Henry commenting on PBS documentary "The Untouchables": If one of these institutions was indicted and made an example of, it would have a profound affect on the whole industry - but Obama raises money on Wall St.
DATE: 2013-01-29

 
Global Mining and Tar Sands Oil Drive Canadian Foreign Policy
Yves Engler: Harper's right wing foreign policy protects interests of big oil and mining
DATE: 2012-12-06

 
Obama Admin. Fails to Prosecute Banking Fraud to 'Save the System'
James S. Henry commenting on PBS documentary "The Untouchables": If one of these institutions was indicted and made an example of, it would have a profound affect on the whole industry - but Obama raises money on Wall St.
DATE: 2013-01-29

 
Obama, Hagel and the Asian Pivot
Allan Ruff and Steve Horn on Obama's imperial strategy to control the energy resources of Eurasia
DATE: 2013-01-30

 
What Obama Should Do in the Next Four Years
Robert Johnson outlines what the President should do if his Inaugural Address is not just empty rhetoric
DATE: 2013-01-23

 
Three Things Obama Can Do if he is Serious About Promise to Middle Class
Bob Pollin: The President still perpetuates myth there is a fiscal crisis
DATE: 2013-01-21

 
Neoliberalizing Nature and Privatizing the Air
Patrick Bond: In 2013 bankers will increase their efforts to make money out of the climate crisis and put a dollar value on everything
DATE: 2013-01-07

 
Neoliberalizing Nature and Privatizing the Air
Patrick Bond: In 2013 bankers will increase their efforts to make money out of the climate crisis and put a dollar value on everything
DATE: 2013-01-07

 
Michigan Anti-Union Law Drafted by ALEC
Mary Bottari: At the last minute, Michigan governor uses right-wing group's draft of legislation that gives workers the "right" to work without collective bargaining
DATE: 2012-12-14

 
Michigan Anti-Union Law Drafted by ALEC
Mary Bottari: At the last minute, Michigan governor uses right-wing group's draft of legislation that gives workers the "right" to work without collective bargaining
DATE: 2012-12-14

 
Finance Rules at Doha UN Climate Summit
Janet Redman: UN conference reflects lack of urgency from developed countries and focus on private finance
DATE: 2012-12-07

 
Global Mining and Tar Sands Oil Drive Canadian Foreign Policy
Yves Engler: Harper's right wing foreign policy protects interests of big oil and mining
DATE: 2012-12-06

 
Finance Rules at Doha UN Climate Summit
Janet Redman: UN conference reflects lack of urgency from developed countries and focus on private finance
DATE: 2012-12-07

 
Congress Go Home - The "Fiscal Cliff" is a Scam Pt.4
James Galbraith: There is no emergency, the best thing for Congress to do is go home and let the new Congress deal with issues next year
DATE: 2012-12-04

 
Will Taxing the Rich Deepen the Recession? - The "Fiscal Cliff" is a Scam
James Galbraith: Long term higher taxes on rich will have little affect on economy; higher taxes for ordinary people could deepen recession over time but there is no emergency
DATE: 2012-11-29

 
A Looming Crisis in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid? The "Fiscal Cliff" is a Scam Pt2
James Galbraith: It's been known since the 1950's that there would be more demands on social security; If there was political will health care costs could be controlled, it's not a problem of Medicare
DATE: 2012-12-02

 
Why the Fiscal Cliff is a Scam
James K. Galbraith: Is there a looming crisis of debt or deficits such that sacrifices in general are necessary?
DATE: 2012-11-30

 
Congress Go Home - The "Fiscal Cliff" is a Scam Pt.4
James Galbraith: There is no emergency, the best thing for Congress to do is go home and let the new Congress deal with issues next year
DATE: 2012-12-04

 
Will Taxing the Rich Deepen the Recession? - The "Fiscal Cliff" is a Scam
James Galbraith: Long term higher taxes on rich will have little affect on economy; higher taxes for ordinary people could deepen recession over time but there is no emergency
DATE: 2012-11-29

 
A Looming Crisis in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid? The "Fiscal Cliff" is a Scam Pt2
James Galbraith: It's been known since the 1950's that there would be more demands on social security; If there was political will health care costs could be controlled, it's not a problem of Medicare
DATE: 2012-12-02

 
Why the Fiscal Cliff is a Scam
James K. Galbraith: Is there a looming crisis of debt or deficits such that sacrifices in general are necessary?
DATE: 2012-11-30

 
The Ugly Canadian
Yves Engler: Prime Minister Harper's government actively campaigns against international treaties and legislation around the world that aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions
DATE: 2012-11-14

 
Big London Protests Against Austerity
Protest brings tens of thousands into the streets, but are such mobilizations enough to stop the cuts?
DATE: 2012-10-24

 
Big London Protests Against Austerity
Protest brings tens of thousands into the streets, but are such mobilizations enough to stop the cuts?
DATE: 2012-10-24

 
Advocates of Universal Healthcare Protest Obama and Romney
New York Doctors protest lack of single-payer activists in presidential debates
DATE: 2012-10-22

 
Advocates of Universal Healthcare Protest Obama and Romney
New York Doctors protest lack of single-payer activists in presidential debates
DATE: 2012-10-22

 
Presidential Debate #2: No Serious Solutions Offered
Gerald Epstein: Romney's tough talk on China is pure campaign rhetoric and his tax math is nonsense; Obama didn't talk about poverty, climate change, financial regulation, and low wages
DATE: 2012-10-17

 
Presidential Debate #2: No Serious Solutions Offered
Gerald Epstein: Romney's tough talk on China is pure campaign rhetoric and his tax math is nonsense; Obama didn't talk about poverty, climate change, financial regulation, and low wages
DATE: 2012-10-17

 
 

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