The Latest in #Climate Justice w/ @GreenNewsReport — #KatieSpeakShow Ep120 1/27/2018

In brief: Desi Doyen of the Green News Report is back on the show for her annual update on climate news and justice! As usual, she brings a social justice angle to her reporting, outlining the truths about who is affected by the policies devastating the climate. Despite 2017 recording the highest number of BILLION dollar disasters in history, Desi shares reasons to be optimistic about the direction we — the global community — are moving in, despite the current U.S. administration’s efforts.

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Enhanced audio: The Latest in #Climate Justice w/ @GreenNewsReport — #KatieSpeakShow Ep120 1/27/2018

Links to on-air references:

My take…

”SHUTDOWN” via Off Kilter Show (formerly Talk Poverty Radio)

“What happens during a US government shutdown” via

“Government Shutdown Ends After 3 Days of Recriminations” via NY Times

“What Will Happen if the Government Remains Shut Down” via NY Times

“The Real Cause of the Last Government Shutdown—and the Next One” via The Atlantic


Audre Lorde self-care quote via Know Your IX: “Dealing with Activist Burn-Out and Self-Care”


Costliest Year Ever via Green News Report

“US shatters record for disaster costs in 2017” via

“Assessing the U.S. Climate in 2017: 2017 was the third warmest year on record for the United States” via NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

“Southern California mudslides: 17 dead, others missing” via

“Interior puts grants worth hundreds of millions of dollars through political review” via The Washington Post

“U.S. Coal Mine Deaths Rise After Record-Low 2016” via NPR

“Interior rescinds climate, conservation policies because they’re ‘inconsistent’ with Trump’s energy goals” via The Washington Post

“Without fanfare, oil companies just received a tax break on New Year’s Day” via The Washington Post

“As Trump Appeals to Farmers, Some of His Policies Don’t” via The New York Times

“Food-safety expert warns latest bizarre Silicon Valley $60 ‘raw water’ trend could quickly turn deadly” via Business Insider

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Desi Doyen: Twitter; Green News Report via BradBlog

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