Earthbeat host Mike Tidwell discusses the behind-the-scenes negotiations leading up to the crucial Copenhagen climate meeting being held by the United Nations in December.
Deforestation accounts for almost 20 percent of global warming emissions – more climate pollution than all of the world’s cars, trucks, trains, planes and ships – combined. Lindsey Allen is a forest campaigner for Greenpeace. She’ll discuss their new report connecting the leather used for Nike, Adidas, and Reebok sneakers – and the Brazilian cattle farms that are destroying the Amazon.
Recently the head of the Department of Energy Steven Chu suggested ‘painting the world white‘ – creating roof covers that are light-colored and moving from dark asphalt to lighter concrete for roads. It turns out there’s a considerable amount of math and science that supports this simple-sounding idea. Dan Leistikow of the Department of Defense joins us to discuss the details.
Image used courtesy of v.song via Flickr.
Music for this edition of Earthbeat comes from the album Sangria by Mariah Parker
Our theme music is Baladi by Tony Anka, Bellydance Superstars vol. 2.
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