July 25 - America's Move Towards Oligarchy; Unprecedented Melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet; Ecological Panic Leading to Future Genocides

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Part 1

We begin with Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont who testified Tuesday before a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on “Taking Back Our Democracy: Responding to Citizens United and the Rise of SuperPACs”. We discuss his testimony in which he said that “we are well on our way to seeing our great country move toward an oligarchic form of government”. Bernie Sanders


Part 2

Then we examine the unprecedented melting of the Greenland ice sheet with climate scientist Thomas Mote who has been using satellite imagery to study ice changes in Greenland for the past twenty years. We discuss this phenomenon in the overall context of climate change, where receding glaciers and a Grand Canyon-sized rift from speeding ice melt in Antarctica, plus record droughts and floods, indicate that something is amiss.

Thomas Mote


Part 3

Then finally we speak with Timothy Snyder, Professor of History at Yale who spoke yesterday at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC along with Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and other foreign policy experts about ways to avert future genocides. We discuss how climate change and resource crises will cause ecological panic that will lead to mass killings in the decades to come.

Thomas Snyder
  MUSIC: Peggy Lee - Ain't We Got Fun; Foreigner - Cold As Ice; Keane - Back In Time; Bob Dylan - Political World