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359 If You Are Building Weapons You Need a New Job (Gallagher)

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Release Date: 10/21/2021

Episode 376 Prosecuting War Criminals show art Episode 376 Prosecuting War Criminals

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Matthew Gillett spent time in Afghanistan protecting victims of human rights abuse, then became a trial lawyer in The Hague for the ICC. He discusses the changing international laws about war crime and crime against humanity. Now the deliberate instigation of famine to civilians is crime in civil wars. For the video, audio podcast, transcript, and comments: https://tosavetheworld.ca/episode-376-prosecuting-war-criminals/

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Episode 375 Whose Security Should We Defend? show art Episode 375 Whose Security Should We Defend?

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Monika Wohlfeld teaches at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies in Malta, and Father Bob Holmes is the peace and justice director of Basilian Fathers. He often leads tours to Israel and Palestine and works with the Christian Peacemakers Team in Hebron. For the video, audio podcast, transcript, and comments: https://tosavetheworld.ca/episode-375-whose-security-should-we-defend

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Episode 374 Saving the Corals show art Episode 374 Saving the Corals

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Can clouds save the Great Barrier Reef? Daniel Harrison may find out. He ileads a project that will spray nano-particles of sea water into the air, where they will rise into clouds and evaporate. The remainder, salt, will attract other water vapor to form tiny droplets that, because they are so small, will be whiter than the other droplets in the cloud.

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Episode 373 What COP26 Didn't Talk About show art Episode 373 What COP26 Didn't Talk About

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Stephen Salter and Alan Gadian are British scientists who can solve the climate change crisis by producing whiter clouds over the oceans to reflect sunlight back into space. This can re-freeze the Arctic ice and cool the subtropical regions, where hot air starts and moves toward the Arctic. There is little public awareness of the possibility, and even COP26 did not consider it.

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Episode 372 Maybe You Need More Sleep show art Episode 372 Maybe You Need More Sleep

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Dave Grossman is concerned about the increasing rates of suicide and opioid deaths, which science is now linked to sleep deficiency. He suggests melatonin, eye masks. and thermostats. For the video, audio podcast, transcript, and comments: https://tosavetheworld.ca/episode/372-maybe-you-need-more-sleep/

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Episode 371 War, Prisons, and Voting show art Episode 371 War, Prisons, and Voting

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Reiner, Frank, and Metta share stories about the militaristic political beliefs that prevailed during their youth in World War II and afterward. You can watch the video, listen to the audio podcast, read the transcript, and then comment here: https://tosavetheworld.ca/Episode-371-war-prisons-and-voting/

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Episode 370 What Sectarianism Has Done to Lebanon show art Episode 370 What Sectarianism Has Done to Lebanon

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Ayad Al Qazzaz is an Iraq-born sociology professor in California; Mustafa Bahran is a Yemen-born physicist at Carleton University and formerly the Minister of Energy in Yemen. They see the current crisis in Lebanon as one of a series caused by the sectarian constitution. For the video, audio podcast, transcript, comments column: https://tosavetheworld.ca/370-what-sectarianism-has-done-to-lebanon/

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369 The Warrior's Conscience show art 369 The Warrior's Conscience

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Corey Levine and Olivia Ward have both worked in Afghanistan during wartime. Tariq Rauf tracks the development of nuclear weapons in various countries. He cites figures from a report on "The Cost of War," For the video, audio podcast, transcript, and comment column: https://tosavetheworld.ca/369-the-warriors-conscience/

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368 Why Save the Swamps show art 368 Why Save the Swamps

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Edward Struzik mainly studies the Arctic, but his new book, Swamplands, covers squishy places that can be found all over the planet. They produce peat – the cheapest and most effective way of keeping carbon in the soil. Video: https://tosavetheworld.ca/368-why-save-the-swamps/

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367 Your Food and Things That Fall From the Sky – Wagner-Riddle show art 367 Your Food and Things That Fall From the Sky – Wagner-Riddle

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Episode 367. Claudia Wagner-Riddle is an agrometeorologist; she studies how agriculture affects climate change. The quality of soil is a key factor. For the video, audio podcast, transcript, and comments column: https://tosavetheworld.ca/367-your-food-and-things-that-fall-from-the-sky/

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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, including Turkey. The Turks have been supplying other countries with these weapons including Azerbaijan for its war in Nagorno-Karabakh. Canadian sniper rifles have been seen in other wars though Canadian law specifies that no sale can authorized to any country where there is substantial risk of armed conflict. That would also rule out Libya, where Canadian weapons have been seen. The Arms Trade Treaty to which Canada is a signatory specifies that no country is allowed to sell weapons to any country that has been officially put under sanctions by the United Nations itself. There are reasons to emphasize the importance of converting arms manufacturers to peaceful uses both as a way of preserving jobs and as a way of protecting the investments of shareholders. For the video, audio podcast, transcript or comments: https://tosavetheworld.ca/359-if-you-are-building-weapons-you-need-a-new-job