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)
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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