The Current

The Current for December 13, 2018

In a special edition of The Current, we explore the challenges we face with climate change, from the psychology of confronting the changes that need to be made; to changing industries and whether "green jobs" will offer the same pay and benefits; to building a consensus in order to move forward; and what environmentalists can learn from the civil rights movement.
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts The Current's 17th season. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current, we explore the challenges our society faces in our special edition 11 Years: A Blueprint For Climate Action

  • Margaret Klein Salamon argues we need an all-hands-on-deck, WWII-style mobilization to fight climate change, but a professor of psychology argues that people don't react well to dire warnings.

  • As industries change around plans to cut greenhouse emissions, will the "green jobs" that replace them match the pay and benefits of the fossil fuel sector?

  • How do we build a consensus in order to move forward? We look at the deep divide in perspectives, and how to bridge them.

  • What can environmentalists learn from the civil rights movement? We talk to Dr. Rev. Gerald Durley, a civil rights worker turned climate justice activist