U.S. Dirty Energy Depends on Subsidies and Climate Denial

For The Real News Network, I speak with Janet Redman of Oil Change International about a new study revealing that the U.S. oil industry receives approximately US$20 billion in subsidies annually. As Ms. Redman explains, nearly half of oil and gas production in the United States would not even be profitable were it not for the government showering taxpayer funds on an industry that is wrecking the planet.

My interview of Ms. Redman can be seen here:

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=20134#.WdYmV5hDlbE.facebook.

 

New Study Says Extreme Climate Change Is Still Preventable

For The Real News Network, I speak with Oxford University climate scientist Dr. Richard Millar about a new study he has co-authored. His study concludes that it is not yet impossible for us to remain within a global temperature increase of 1.5C. Unfortunately, and as Dr. Millar explains, climate sceptics are misrepresenting his study in order to sow doubts about climate science. My interview of Dr. Millar can be seen here:

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=20131.

Trump Pushes Coal and Wants the Public to Pay for It

For The Real News, I speak with Mary Anne Hitt, the Director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, about the Trump administration’s latest attempts to prop up the dying coal industry. As Mary Anne explains, Donald Trump wants America’s electricity consumers to pay more in order to sustain an industry that is wrecking the planet.

My interview with Mary Anne can be seen here:

http://therealnews.com/t2/story:20129:Trump-Pushes-Coal-and-Wants-Public-to-Pay-For-It

Workers Must be in the Driver’s Seat to Combat Climate Crisis

For The Real News, I speak to Sarita Gupta, the executive director of Jobs With Justice. As Sarita explains, the labor movement needs to provide a clear analysis of who is responsible for climate change, so that the powerful don’t take advantage of climate-related crises to blame “the other.”

My interview of Ms. Gupta can be seen here:

http://therealnews.com/t2/story:20075:Workers-Must-be-in-the-Driver%27s-Seat-to-Combat-Climate-Crisis.

Is Climate Change the Real Job Killer?

For The Real News Network, I speak to Joe Uehlein, president and co-founder of the Labor Network for Sustainability, about the labor movement and the battle to solve climate crisis. Advocates for the fossil fuels industry often claim that the phasing out of fossil fuels will kill jobs, but as Joe explains, the real and ultimate job killer is climate change:

http://therealnews.com/t2/story:20074:Is-Climate-Change-the-Real-Job-Killer%3F

Koch Brothers Fuel the GOP’s War on Climate Science

Even as climate scientists affirm that climate change is intensifying hurricanes, Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans continue to deny that human activity is altering the climate. After Irma, reporters asked Trump on Airforce One if his views about climate change had been altered. Trump responded dismissively with the simplistic claim that “we’ve had bigger storms.” In this interview for The Real News, I speak to investigative reporter Bruce Livesey about the real reason for the Republicans’ detachment from reality: big money. My interview with Mr. Livesey can be seen here:

http://therealnews.com/t2/story:20014:Koch-Brothers-Fuel-the-GOP%27s-War-on-Climate-Science