The Supreme Court opens the floodgates for corporate money to flow directly into elections. We’ll discuss how this stampede of special interests will affect climate change laws.
Joining host Mike Tidwell to discuss the implications of the Supreme Court vote is Rich Thomas, the general counsel and senior vice president of the League of Conservation Voters.
Then, what can Brown do for you? We speak about the surprise election to the US Senate of a Republican from Massachusetts – Scott Brown. Joining the conversation are two environmentalists who know Brown more than most. Jack Clarke is the director of public policy for Mass Audubon, the oldest and largest environmental group in the Northeast USA, and Lora Wondolowski, the executive director for the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters.
There are less than 4 thousand wild tigers in the entire world. Now a new study shows how one out of every 10 of these tigers may be underwater within the next 100 years due to climate change. Joining us in our Washington, DC studios is Colby Loucks, the deputy director of the conservation science department at the World Wildlife Fund and the author of the new study in the scientific journal Climatic Change.
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Music for this edition of Earthbeat includes instrumental versions of Crystal Gayle’s “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue,” and Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger.”Our theme music is Baladi by Tony Anka, Bellydance Superstars vol. 2.
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