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Senator John Kerry: This Moment on Earth

Senator John Kerry joins Betsy to assess the outlook at This Moment On Earth, which also happens to be the title of the book he has written with his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry. Convinced of the need for political leadership on conservation and energy issues long before they were fashionable (fashion never having been his interest or strong suit), Senator Kerry has put twenty years into building consensus within Congress, across party lines, and now with citizens across America: "What middle class family in America wouldn’t love to get 150 miles per gallon?" Betsy credits him as being an inspiration on her road to becoming an active environmentalist, and wonders if this side of him deserved a higher profile in the 2004 election. PART ONE (11 min) PART TWO (7 min)

Mark Goodstein & The Automotive X Prize

Hey pinewood derby veterans: Can you build an affordable, attractive, and super-efficient car? If you can, Mark Goodstein and the Automotive X Prize will pay you 10 million bucks, and in doing so will spur innovation quickly, through competition. LISTEN (10 min)
Picture: Aptera

Treehugger Radio

Thradio368Treehugger Correspondent Simran Sethi
brings us students who are taking cooking grease from the fryer to the fuel tank, the EPA from denial to the unavoidably obvious, and a Spanish island gunning for 100% renewable power. LISTEN (10 min)

Greenpeace’s IPCC Preview

Greenpeace Climate Change expert Chris Miller comments both on the paradigm-shifting Supreme Court decision in Mass. v. EPA, as well as the forthcoming second part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report "The devil is in the details on global warming. The report released this week will be those details. It will reference everything from the plight of the polar bear, to impacts to Greenland ice sheets, extreme weather, hurricanes in the Atlantic, draught situations in the Midwest…"  LISTEN (11 min)

Whither Maple Syrup, our Sweetest Resource?


Never do a story about Maple Syrup on an empty stomach. Betsy contemplates "pancakes with no syrup", as maple sugar maker Arthur Berndt tells of climate change as it can currently be observed in Vermont, home to one of our sweetest natural resources: "The trees are clearly stressed. We would have fewer days that are suitable for maple syrup production." LISTEN (7 min)


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