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Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR: There’s a recent report the British government commissioned called The Stern Review. It said as follows: ï¿½The scientific evidence is now overwhelming. Climate change presents very serious global risks and it demands an urgent global response.ï¿½ How significant is this report? GEORGE MONBIOT, AUTHOR: The significance is as follows: […]
Tom Fenton is a former Senior Foreign Correspondent and 34-year veteran of CBS News. He is the author of Bad News: The Decline of Reporting, the Business of News and the Danger to Us All.
Phil Donahue: “It’s apparently the only chance we’re going to have to feature news reporters… who are willing to behave inelegantly by sticking their nose under the tent to learn what the righteous and powerful have in store for us.” Story Transcript PHIL DONAHUE, FORMER TALK SHOW HOST: I think the idea of creating a […]
Robert W. McChesney: “This is the sort of thing we can build right now without anyone else’s permission, from the government, or from the business community.” Story Transcript ROBERT W. MCCHESNEY, PRESIDENT, FREE PRESS: To give the best example of how bad it was, Colin Powell’s speech at the United Nations shortly before the US […]
And … “Why are countries failing to act with any sense of urgency?” Story Transcript VOICE-OVER: George Monbiot is a weekly columnist for The Guardian and the author of Heat: How to Stop the Planet from Burning. He joins Paul Jay to discuss the book in the Real News studio. PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR: What […]
And … “Does corporate ownership of the media affect how journalists report the issue?” Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR: I mean, we know that still 80 percent of people get their news and information from television. And what role does American TV play in this? GEORGE MONBIOT, AUTHOR: It plays a critical role. I […]
Monbiot shares his research on the world’s most innovative ideas for change Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR: Talk about the eight or nine practical proposals you make in the book. GEORGE MONBIOT, AUTHOR: Okay. So what I’ve done is to look at every major economic sector, and to say within that sector how are […]
He states that the media has to take responsibility for the fact that there is a notion that the issue of climate change is still controversial, even though the vast majority of climatologists in the world say something must be done. Story Transcript DR. DAVID SUZUKI, ENVIRONMENTALIST AND BROADCASTER: In the United States, there has […]