Ep 93:Lets Talk Ecology

Me and program Dir Paul take a nature break from the election with an environmental episode. We cover a tragedy of capitalist production with news that new plastic is set to double by 2030, but also the hope from a UK court ruling that blocks a big project. In the 2nd half we explore ecology with talk of trees and forestry, as well as two ways Marxism and ecology can work together.

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Music used: Hello Helicopter, by Motion City Soundtrack
Industry is set to double plastic production. Are any reforms worth it? >:{
https://www.wired.com/story/a-surge-of-new-plastic-is-about-to-hit-the-planet/
The Airline industry wastes and burns during the lockdown
https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-airlines-run-empty-ghost-flights-planes-passengers-outbreak-covid-2020-3
UK court uses Climate agreement to block airport expansion.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/27/heathrow-third-runway-ruled-illegal-over-climate-change
UK sets new deadline for end of gas powered cars. So have others.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/04/business/petrol-and-diesel-ban-uk/index.html
Cuba most sustatiable; a different kind of development index
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/cuba-found-to-be-the-most-sustainably-developed-country-in-the-world-new-research-finds
Ecological Marxism needs a place in our movements.
https://mronline.org/2019/10/12/it-is-time-to-try-out-an-ecological-leninism-interview-with-andreas-malm/
South Aussies find correlation with forest loss and rainfall decline.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-21/evidence-land-clearing-leads-to-rainfall-reduction-found/5107392
Ecologist tests idea of trees communicating/collaborating via fungi
https://returntonow.net/2018/02/28/trees-talk/

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