Renewable Energy

A Just Transition Now or Climate Disaster is Inevitable

A Just Transition Now or Climate Disaster is Inevitable

The IPCC report is a dire warning delivered with an urgency not expressed in previous reports. The key to climate politics is guaranteeing fossil fuel workers no loss in salary as sustainable energy replaces carbon-based fuel – and this would cost “a pittance”. Robert Pollin on theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.

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The Rich Have an Escape Plan –  RAI with Rana Foroohar Pt 5/6
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The Rich Have an Escape Plan – RAI with Rana Foroohar Pt 5/6

On Reality Asserts Itself, Ms. Foroohar says many wealthy people understand that the climate crisis, deep recession, and war are real threats, but they believe “apres moi le deluge [after me comes the floods];” the Financial Times columnist and author of “Makers and Takers” said many of the rich have escape plans thinking “they can avoid the apocalypse” – with host Paul Jay. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced May 9, 2018.

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Democrats Stuck Between “BlackRock and a Hard Place” – Rana Foroohar and Mark Blyth
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Democrats Stuck Between “BlackRock and a Hard Place” – Rana Foroohar and Mark Blyth

Democrats are caught in structural hypocrisy as they juggle the interests of Wall. St, workers, the right-wing and the progressive wing of the party. Rana Foroohar and Mark Blyth join Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news podcast.

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Climate Crisis Deciding Factor in Election – Robert Pollin
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Climate Crisis Deciding Factor in Election – Robert Pollin

Biden’s climate plan has serious defects but Trump’s aggressive climate denial must be defeated, says economist Robert Pollin, co-author with Noam Chomsky of Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal: The Political Economy of Saving the Planet. Additionally, Pollin reveals that a Nobel- Prize-winning economist says that four degrees warming above pre-industrial levels would be “optimal” — something climate scientists consider cataclysmic. Robert Pollin joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news podcast.

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Biden Not Phasing Out Fossil Fuel,  Relies on Carbon Capture – Robert Pollin
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Biden Not Phasing Out Fossil Fuel, Relies on Carbon Capture – Robert Pollin

While better than Trump’s climate denial, a review of the Biden climate plan reveals an over reliance on unproven carbon capture and far too limited investment in solar and wind. Biden positions the plan as part of rivalry with China instead of climate cooperation. Bob Pollin joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news podcast.

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