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EcoForge Podcast - Episode 5

EcoForge Podcast - Episode 5

September 28, 2019

In today's episode we talk about climate existentialism, the usefulness of dinosaurs to curb human behavior, the amazing black metal dub of Greta Thunber's UN climate speech and other awesome current events like the imminent downfall of baby boomers and why you are eating a credit card's worth of plastic every week.

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EcoForge Podcast - Episode 4: The Amazon Rainforest

EcoForge Podcast - Episode 4: The Amazon Rainforest

September 11, 2019

In this episode we talk about the Amazon Rainforest and the unfortunate circumstances that have lead to the burning and destruction of one of our planet's more vital ecosystems.

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If you would like to take a look at some further information on this topic, we have included links to articles and videos that we found helpful and informational while we were researching for this video.

In depth look at the fires in the Amazon in real time, using satellite photographs to look at the damage
https://news.mongabay.com/2019/08/satellite-images-from-planet-reveal-devastating-amazon-fires-in-near-real-time/

Brazil guts environmental agencies
https://news.mongabay.com/2019/06/brazil-guts-environmental-agencies-clears-way-for-unchecked-deforestation/

Brief history of Chico Mendes
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/20/brazil-salutes-chico-mendes-25-years-after-murder

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1VI14I

EcoForge Episode 3: Plastic Pollution & the Dark Side… of Recycling

EcoForge Episode 3: Plastic Pollution & the Dark Side… of Recycling

August 31, 2019

In this episode we talk about the plastic pollution crisis and the difficult truths about recycling our plastics. So join us for a look into the environmental impacts of plastic and our disposable future.

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If you would like to take a look at some further information on this topic, we have included links to articles and videos that we found helpful and informational while we were researching for this video.

A basic overview of how we can create a circular waste system inspired by the natural world https://grist.org/article/if-nature-d...

San Francisco, the poster child for zero waste? https://grist.org/article/2010-10-12-...

Buying dehydrated products to greatly reduce waste https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/7/...

A comprehensive scientific article in the publicatin Nature that covers everything you could possibly want to learn about garbage patches in the ocean https://www.nature.com/articles/s4159...

A look at how recycling is doing in all 50 states since Chinas ban on imported recyclables https://www.wastedive.com/news/what-c...

An in depth look at plastic in the environment. https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/201...

What are microplastics? https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/m...

A nature journal report on how micro and nano plastics are ending up in fish and food for human consumption https://www.nature.com/articles/srep1...

Data and statics for plastic pollution https://ourworldindata.org/faq-on-pla...

A good look at where the plastic pollution is coming from https://grist.org/living/theres-a-sca...

Kinda gives you a good introduction to China's recycling ban and the current state of the recycling system in the US. https://www.theatlantic.com/technolog...

Another good article on China and the Recycling ban. https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/201...

EcoForge Episode 2: Environmental Reform

EcoForge Episode 2: Environmental Reform

August 31, 2019

An in depth look at proposed environmental reform and the Green New Deal in regards to the 2020 presidential election. We take a look at the climate change policy platforms for presidential candidates, explain what the Green New Deal is and how its impacting the presidential debates, and discuss the dangers of taking a candidate's climate change support at face value.

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If you would like to take a look at some further information on this topic, we have included links to articles and videos that we found helpful and informational while we were researching for this video.

A good video for a quick overview of how climate change is shaping up to be a serious topic this election. https://grist.org/article/the-fight-f...

A good article if you are interested in learning more about Jay Inslee and his climate plans. https://grist.org/article/a-tale-of-t...

The candidate scorecard that we talked about and showed in the video. https://www.dataforprogress.org/gnd-c...

This is by far the best in depth article that you can read if you want to learn about the Green New Deal house resolution that politicians are trying to pass. This looks at the policy aspect of the Green New Deal and what such a committee would do. https://www.vox.com/energy-and-enviro...

A wonderful article that gives you scope of Green New Deal concept and what impacts it would have on our society. A good article for the concept and dream of a Green New Deal https://theintercept.com/2018/12/05/g...

A good summary of some of the candidates climate platforms, what they have done in the past in terms of environmental regulation and what they are currently working on. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/24...

EcoForge Episode 1: Nuclear Energy

EcoForge Episode 1: Nuclear Energy

August 31, 2019

Taking a look at HBO's Chernobyl and discussing the history, realities and future of nuclear energy in our growing climate crisis.