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Mon, 10/22/2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Making Contact


Weve been told that were at a crossroads in the fight against climate change, and that we need to act fast to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. But even before the dire warning issued by scientists, organizers across the world have been fighting climate change and thinking of new ways forward.

Today on Making Contact, we look at the ways people have already been organizing and what sort of new energy solutions exist for the future. We hear about two fights against the fossil fuel industry " one in Tacoma Washington, where residents are fighting a natural gas facility called LNG, the other in Rodeo, California where people are fighting the expansion of a Phillips 66 refinery which is vying to accept tar sands oil. We also take you to the shut downs and protests at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, to understand why carbon markets arent a good solution to our global climate crisis. And we take a look at two projects, called CCAs and microgrids,, in order to understand why hyper-local, community controlled energy is perhaps a better option.


Nadia Khastagir, It Takes Roots delegation

Thanu Yakupitiyage,

Dipti Bhatnagar, Friends of the Earth International

Tamra Gilbertsen, Carbon Pricing Team, Indigenous Environmental Network

Shina Robinson, Asian Pacific Environmental Network

Jessica Tovar, Local Clean Energy Alliance

Isabella Zizi, Stand. Earth and Idle No More SF

Cedar George Parker,

And Ann Punch, Sunflower Alliance

Andres Soto, Communities for a Better Environment

Nanette Reet, Redefine Tacoma

Steve Storms, Redefine Tacoma, retired chemical engineer

Lou Paulsen, Director, Strategic Operations Projects and Risk Management, Port of Tacoma

Clare Petrich, Port of Tacoma, Port Commissioner

Claudia Riedener, co-founder Redefine Tacoma

Tarika Powell, Sightline Institute, researcher

Sandra Steingraber, biologist, author and anti-fracking activist

Todd Hay, data team lead for the NOAANorthwest Fisheries Science Center, member of the Sustainable Tacoma Commission 

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