#1134 Unnatural Disasters (Hurricanes and Humans)

Sep 19, 2017, 10:00 PM

Air Date: 09/19/2017 Today we look not so much at hurricanes and the climate science behind them (though we touch on that as well) but focus more on what we can see more clearly when it’s illuminated by so-called “natural” disasters, the structural inequality and legacies of decision-making that make these disasters worse than they need to be Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Join the Best of the Left Social Network! Donate or become a Member to support the show!  Visit: https://www.patreon.com/BestOfTheLeft  Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Mark Hertsgaard: It's not politics, it's science - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 9-13-17 Ch. 3: Song 1:  Celestial Navigation - Aeronaut Ch. 4: Act 2: What is environmental racism and environmental justice? - #PoliticallyReactive with @wkamaubell and @harikondabolu - Air Date 9-7-17 Ch. 5: Song 2:  Vibrant Canopy - Origami Ch. 6: Act 3: Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: U.S. Storm Edition - On The Media - Air Date 9-1-17 Ch. 7: Song 3:  Shift of Currents - Aeronaut Ch. 8: Act 4: Disasters call attention to inequalities if we care to notice - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 9-1-17 Ch. 9: Song 4:  Le gris, le bleu, d'une profonde humilité - Monplaisir Ch. 10: Act 5: Preventing future floods with data and regulation - @DecodeDC - Air Date: 09-14-2017 Ch. 11: Song 5:  Moon Bicycle Theme - American Moon Bicycle Ch. 12: Act 6: The Human Causes of Natural Disasters - Popaganda from @BitchMedia - Air Date 12-8-16 Ch. 13: Song 6:  Waltz of the Renegade - Art Of Escapism Ch. 14: Act 7: #ProtectNEPA to #ProtectOurVoice on the Environment via @ProtectNEPA - Best of the Left Activism Ch. 15: Song 7:  Inessential - Bayou Birds Ch. 16: Act 8: Dr. Michael E. Mann on attribution science and the tactics of inaction and delay - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 9-13-17 Voicemails Ch. 17: How selfishness helps people excuse authoritarian leaders - Annie from Alabama Ch. 18: RT is not Pro-Trump propaganda - Keith from New Hampshire Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics Ch. 19: Final comments on the start of the conversation about The Vietnam War on the BotL Network Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone (Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions)  Activism: TAKE ACTION: Get involved with the NEPA Works campaign to protect your voice! Read about pending legislation that chips away at NEPA, share it, and call Congress (try Stance) to stop it Read and share NEPA success stories from every state Follow NEPA Works on Twitter @ProtectNEPA Use the #ProtectNEPA and #ProtectOurVoice on social media  EDUCATE YOURSELF: We will not be silenced. Stand up for a strong NEPA! (Earth Justice) Trump CEQ rolls out plans for swift NEPA reviews (Governors' Wind & Solar Energy Coalition) US people of color still more likely to be exposed to pollution than white people (The Guardian) Christine Todd Whitman: How Not to Run the E.P.A. (New York Times) Boston Communities Unite to Democratize Their Economy (Next City) Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Support the show via Patreon Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!