Tsleil-Waututh First Nation Resists Kinder Morgan’s Proposed Expansion of the TransMountain Tar Sands Pipeline

On my recent trip to Vancouver for The Real News, I interviewed Charlene Aleck about the battle against Kinder Morgan’s proposed expansion of the TransMountain tar sands pipeline. Charlene is a Granddaughter of Chief Dan George. She’s an elected Councilor for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) and a spokesperson for the TWN Sacred Trust Initiative. As a child she played Sarah Jim on the Beachcombers. My interview of Charlene can be seen here:


U.S. Coastal Cities Unprepared for Floods as Sea Levels Rise

In this interview, I talk to Dr. Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton University about a new study on coastal flooding that he has co-authored. The study reveals that major U.S. coastal cities like New York are woefully unprepared for the increased flooding that is likely to result from sea level rise. The interview can be seen here:


Sea-Level Rise due to Global Warming Threatens Vancouver

Over the past several years, scientists have nearly tripled their estimates of sea level rise from global warming by 2100. In this report for The Real News, I discuss the growing threat of sea level rise to Vancouver and other coastal cities with Deborah Carlson, a lawyer with West Coast Environmental Law:


Trump’s Corporate Funded Climate Study Gets it Wrong

In explaining his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, Donald Trump cited highly dubious economic predictions from National Economic Research Associates (NERA), a U.S.-based consulting firm with a long history of pandering to right-wing causes. In this report for The Real News, I discuss NERA and Trump’s rationale for withdrawing from the Paris accord with Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog:


Exxon Climate Change Cover Up: What Did Exxon and CEO Rex Tillerson Know and What Did They Do About It?

This week, a New York state appeals court upheld a subpoena issued to Exxon’s auditors by the New York State attorney-general in his investigation of Exxon’s climate change cover-up. On The Real News, I discuss this important development with David Hasemyer, one of the award-winning investigative journalists who originally broke the story of Exxon’s suppression of the science of climate change. The interview can be seen here: