The Current

The Current for April 24, 2019

Today on The Current: Our national affairs panel looks at how the public feels about government policy to combat climate change; plus, a group of activists who have pledged to not have children because of the global instability that climate change could cause; and we explore the effectiveness of Sri Lanka’s decision to shut down social media sites in the wake of Sunday’s bombings.
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts The Current's 17th season. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current

  • Our national affairs panel discusses how Canada's leaders are dealing with climate change — and whether they've convinced the public to join the fight.

  • We speak to a woman so concerned about climate change that she has decided not to have children. She says she's not alone, and has found solidarity with hundreds of others who feel the same.

  • In the wake of Sunday's bombings, Sri Lanka imposed a social media blackout to stop the spread of misinformation and limit the chance of further attacks. But some experts argue that the measure just isolates ordinary people in a time of mass trauma and mourning. We hear both sides of the debate.