Greg Jobin-Leeds, WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN!: Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World/Schott Foundation For Public Education. Greg explains the vital practices that make modern movements work and why he’s an activist.
John Bradshaw, National Security Network joins Thom in the studio. Multiple Middle Eastern states have ended diplomatic ties with Iran after tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran rapidly escalated this weekend. What does this mean for the on-going conflicts in the Middle East - and what does it mean for the future of diplomacy in the region? How have the developments in the last few years - including the destabilization of Iraq - the rise of ISIS - the Syrian civil war - and the plummeting price of oil - contributed to this standoff?
Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Democracy At Work, goes off on the state of the economy w/Thom. What no one is talking about is the fact that that China isn't driving the looming economic crash - what's driving it is the fact that so-called "free market" capitalism and austerity politics are failing at a global scale.
Dr. James Morison, Polar Science Center-APL-UW joins Thom. For tonight's Green Report we head all the way north - and I mean all the way north - to the north pole - where for a brief period last Wednesday - something very - very very strange happened.Temperatures shot up in the North Pole to just around freezing - which is 0 degrees celsius or 32 degrees fahrenheit. And while that might sound downright polar to many people living in more temperate climes - it's unseasonably warm for the arctic. In fact - it's about 50 degrees above average. Imagine it being about 95 degrees fahrenheit somewhere along the northeast seaboard tonight - that's how crazy warm it was in the arctic last week. So what in the heck is going on? On why is this very very scary news?
Paul Gunter, Beyond Nuclear joins Thom. In Nuke News we go out to San Diego County - California to the site of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating station - or SONGS for short. One of the most controversial nuclear power plants in the country - San Onofre is now on its way to closing down permanently. But its retirement plans now could be on hold in the wake of a report from an NBC-affiliate in California that the land around the facility could be contaminated by toxic materials.
Thom discusses whether we’ve seen the start of the crash of 2016 with economist and author Richard Wolff, what Saudi Arabia cutting ties with Iran means with National Security Network’s John Bradshaw, and how portions of land at the San Onofre Nuclear Plant in California may be contaminated with Beyond Nuclear’s Paul Gunter. In tonight’s Daily Take Thom discusses how Trump is in fact a true Republican.
Thom looks back at some of the year’s best interviews, stories, and Daily Takes in a special Big Picture year-ender show. Thank you all for watching in 2015 and we’re looking forward to another great year in 2016. Happy New Year, everyone!
A new study published in Science argues that we as a civilization need to move "rapidly" -- as in almost immediately -- towards a carbon emissions free future if we are to have any chance of holding off runaway global warming: