The Highlands Corridor: Climate Change, Protected Spaces, Biodiversity and Resilience ~ December 9, 2021
On the next episode of Planet Haliburton, Shelley Hunt, Chair of the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust, and wildlife biologist, Paul Heaven, join me, Terry Moore, for a discussion about “The Highlands Corridor” Project. This ambitious effort to stitch together a continuous complex of protected public and private lands across the southern part of Haliburton County and beyond, is designed to build climate change resilience, protect wild species and wild spaces while maintaining the region’s incredible biodiversity.
Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World ~ November 11, 2021
Join me, Terry Moore, for a discussion with Canadian climate scientist, Katharine Hayhoe, considered one of the best climate communicators on the planet.
Monitoring the Lakes and Forests of Haliburton ~ October 28, 2021
Haliburton-focused provincial government environmental research has been in decline for many years and local environmental organizations have been trying to fill the resulting knowledge gap.
Join me, Terry Moore, for a conversation about the new and ambitious “Woodlands and Waterways EcoWatch” Project sponsored by Haliburton’s own Ulinks Community-Based Research group.
Net Zero's: Dangerous Distractions ~ October 14, 2021
Join me, Terry Moore, for a conversation about “Net Zero” versus “Real Zero” carbon emission reduction targets with Marc Lee, senior economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)
Ecological Overshoot: The Existential Issue of Our Time? ~ September 9, 2021
Join me, Terry Moore, for a conversation about Ecological Overshoot with Professor William Rees, Biologist, Ecologist and the Co-developer of the Ecological Footprint
The Road to COP 26: Climate Science Confronts Fossil Power ~ August 14, 2021
Join me, Terry Moore, for a discussion with Eddy Pérez, the Climate Action Network’s International Climate Diplomacy Manager, about what climate science tells us needs to be done as the UN and world leaders prepare for the next big Climate Summit, COP 26, this fall in Scotland
Big Fossil and the Climate Emergency~ July 29, 2021
Join me, Terry Moore, for a discussion with William Carroll, co-director of the Corporate Mapping Project and Editor of the 2021 book entitled “Regime of Obstruction: How Corporate Power Blocks Energy Democracy”
Car Wars: SUVs versus EVs and the Battle for a Cleaner Future~ June 24, 2021
Join me, Terry Moore, for a discussion with Environmental Defence Program Director, Keith Brooks, about Auto Company Resistance To Decarbonizing our Transportation System and What We Can Do To Fight Back.
The Liberal Climate Plan ~The Missing Renewables and Canada’s Fatal Fission Attraction ~ June 10, 2021
Join me, Terry Moore, for a discussion with investigative reporter Paul McKay, on the conspicuous absence of Renewable Energy and looming presence of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors (SMRs) in Canada’s Climate Action Formula
More Powerful Together: Supporting Indigenous Climate Action~ May 27, 2021
Join me, Terry Moore, for a discussion with Jen Gobby, author of “More Powerful Together: Conversations with Climate Activists and Indigenous Land Defenders”
Covid-19 Vaccines and the “New Normal” ~ May 13, 2021
Join me, Terry Moore, for a discussion with Haliburton Family Physician, Dr. Nell Thomas, about Pandemic lessons learned and what our post-vaccination “New Normal” might look like.
The Federal Liberal Climate Action Formula: A Recipe for Failure~ March 25, 2021 & April 8, 2021
On this episode we take a look at the recent flurry of activity by the federal Liberal government on the climate change policy front.
In late 2020 and early 2021, the federal government announced a whole raft of climate-related initiatives including the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, A Hydrogen Strategy and a Nuclear Action Plan. To mark the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Accord, it also released an updated Climate Plan called “A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy”, on December 11, 2020.
The Liberal Climate Plan is not a satisfying read, nor a very convincing one.
To take stock what the Federal Liberals are up to on the climate change and energy policy fronts, I’m joined by David Roberson, chair of the Education Committee of Seniors for Climate Action Now (SCAN!) for a conversation about the March 2021 research paper we co-authored entitled “The Federal Liberal Climate Action Formula: A Recipe for Failure”.
The critique of the Liberal Climate Action Formula referred to in this episode is now available as a PDF. If you want to receive a copy of the report please send an email to “email@example.com” with “Critique of Liberal Climate Plan” in the subject line.
Lakeshore Capacity: Planning For Healthy Lakes and Shorelines ~ March 11, 2021
Fifty years ago the Ontario Ministry of the Environment created the “The Lakeshore Capacity Assessment Project to help municipalities incorporate ecological and social criteria into their shoreline planning processes.
Join us for conversation within Environmental consultant, Dr. Neil Hutchinson, on what the Lakeshore Capacity Project experience teaches us about ecological standards and Municipal Shoreline Planning.
Eco-Socialism and the Green Party of Canada ~ February 25, 2021
Join me, Terry Moore, for a conversation with Dimitri Lascaris about Eco-Socialism, Covid-19, the Climate Emergency and the Green Party of Canada.
Blue-Green Algae: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly ~ January 28, 2021
Join me, Terry Moore, for a conversation about everything you ever wanted to know about cyanobacterial algal blooms, with Haliburton Resident and blue-green algae expert, Dr. Elizabeth Favot, Assistant Lake Stewardship Coordinator, Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations (FOCA).