New UN Report Examines Challenges to Sustainable Development in a Warming World

For The Real News, I speak with Professor Petra Tschakert, a lead author of a new United Nations report that examines the effects of climate change on sustainable development.

According to Professor Tschakert, “climate change threatens our progress towards reducing poverty, towards eradicating poverty.”

My interview of Professor Tschakert can be seen here:


Confronting Trudeau on Climate Lies and Kinder Morgan Pipeline

On his recent town hall tour across Canada, Justin Trudeau encountered many Canadians who are indignant about his government’s support for tar sands pipelines. One of those Canadians was Clayton Thomas-Muller of

For The Real News Network, I speak to Clayton about his challenge to Trudeau at a town hall in Winnipeg to explain how Trudeau’s devotion to the tar sands industry can be reconciled with his purported commitment to the Paris climate accord.

My interview of Clayton can be seen here:

The Governments of Justin Trudeau and Rachel Notley Ignore the Scandal of Toxic ‘Tailings Ponds’

For the Real News, I speak to independent oil & gas researcher Regan Boychuk about the failure of governments in Canada to force the tar sands industry to clean up the vast toxic wasteland it has created in the once-pristine environment of northern Alberta.

My interview of Regan can be seen here:

Did Trump Screw Over Workers in the Booming U.S. Solar Industry?

Last week, Donald Trump’s administration imposed a steep 30% tariff on imported solar cells and panels, saying the move showed the United States would create more jobs in the country.

For The Real News, I discussed Trump’s solar panels tariff with Dan Whitten, the Vice-President of Communications with the Solar Energy Industries Association.

According to Mr. Whitten, not only will Trump’s solar panels tariff fail to create jobs, it will actually destroy about 23,000 jobs in the U.S. solar energy industry.

My interview of Mr. Whitten can be seen here:

The East China Sea Confronts the Largest Marine Spill of Natural Gas Condensate in History

For The Real News Network, I speak to marine biologist and oil spill specialist Dr. Richard Steiner about the biggest marine spill of condensate in the history of the fossil fuels industry.

According to Dr. Steiner, this spill in the East China Sea will expose “a productive offshore marine ecosystem” to massive quantities of “an acutely toxic chemical.” Even worse, Dr. Steiner accuses the Chinese government of failing to heed his recommendation to immediately implement a rapid environmental assessment program with water and air quality sampling, biological monitoring, and carcass collection.

My interview of Dr. Steiner can be seen here:

India’s Capital of Delhi has the World’s Worst Air Pollution – Why?

Air pollution in India’s capital Delhi is now so bad that breathing Delhi’s air is the equivalent of smoking 50 cigarettes a day.

For The Real News, I speak to Shouvik Chakraborty, a Research Fellow at the Political Economy Research Institute, UMASS-Amherst, about the severity of this public health crisis and the means by which it can be solved.

As Shouvik explains, the technology and strategies that are necessary to liberate residents of India’s major cities from suffocating air pollution are known – the solution is simply a matter of political will.

My interview of Shouvik can be seen here:—Why%3F