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113 Nonviolence International

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Release Date: 05/26/2020

(Militarism) If You Are Building Weapons You Need a New Job (Gallagher) show art (Militarism) If You Are Building Weapons You Need a New Job (Gallagher)

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Kelsey Gallagher is a researcher at Project Ploughshares. He focuses on Canada's participation in the global arms trade. In 2014, Canada began a contractual sale of light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia. Since then, evidence has accumulated showing some of those weapons being used in war zones. This contravenes the condition attached to the sales. However, the Canadian government has declined to cancel the contract. Project Ploughshares is pushing for them to do so. In addition to these sales, Canada supplies components of weapons as well as LAVs to the US and several other countries,...

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358 Why You Need a Market for Biochar show art 358 Why You Need a Market for Biochar

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Johannes Lehmann studies biochar and its Brazilian precursor, Terra Preta, which the Indians created thousands of years ago by charring household waste and burying it. This creates extremely fertile black soil, which does not degrade for many centuries, but sequesters carbon. This is improves the productivity of farming and removes carbon from the atmosphere and sequesters it. For video, audio podcast, transcript, comment column: https://tosavetheworld.ca/358-why-you-need-a-market-for-biochar/

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357 Before COPO26 show art 357 Before COPO26

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Claire Adamson, Barbara Birkett, William Ryerson, and Doug Saunders worry about climate issues that should be addressed in Glasgow at COP26.

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356 Who's Protecting Ontario's Oldest Trees? show art 356 Who's Protecting Ontario's Oldest Trees?

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 It will be a huge challenge to plant two billion trees. Actually, many more must be planted, since 90 percent of all planted trees die within a year or two. There are laws limiting the import of trees from abroad, but these have not prevented the spread of diseases from invasive species. The panelists have not seen evidence as to the effectiveness of planting trees by drones.

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355 Fertilizer show art 355 Fertilizer

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Ralph Martin studies organic farming, which does not use fertilizer, except manure. He favors pasture-fed beef, not meat from corn – but we waste 40 % of all food. For the video, audio podcast, transcript or comments: https://tosavetheworld.ca/355-fertilizer/

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354 Great Renewable Energy in Ontario show art 354 Great Renewable Energy in Ontario

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Michael Barnard and Angela Bischoff discuss the previous successes of Ontario governments in promoting renewable fuels, and the causes of the recent reversals. For the video, audio podcast, transcript, and comments: https://tosavetheworld.ca/354-great-renewable-energy-in-ontario/

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353 No First Use show art 353 No First Use

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Tariq Rauf, working at the IAEA in Vienna, discusses the rationales for and against promoting the adoption of No First Use policies by nuclear weapons states. For the video, audio podcast, transcript and comments: https://tosavetheworld.ca/353-no-first-use/

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352 Nuclear, NATO, and Climate show art 352 Nuclear, NATO, and Climate

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Rebecca Johnson, Ward Wilson, and Danny Harvey see this decade as decisive for solving nuclear weapons and the climate. Must a country quit NATO to join TPNW? For the video, audio podcast, transcript and comments: https://tosavetheworld.ca/361-nuclear-nato-and-climate/

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351 Methane show art 351 Methane

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Peter Wadhams, a leading expert on sea ice, looks for solutions (e.g. cloud brightening and iron aerosols) to the release of methane from the shallow Siberian Sea. For the video, audio podcast, transcript, and comments: https://tosavetheworld.ca/351-methane/

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350 New Wars and Human Security show art 350 New Wars and Human Security

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Mary Kaldor sees "new" wars (e.g. the Afghanistan one) as unlike WW 1 or 2. Her proposed alternative, human security, would have the UN address crisis situations. For the video, audio podcast, transcript or comment column: https://tosavetheworld.ca/350-new-wars-and-human-security /

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