Christine Milne on the the climate crisis, carbon taxes and the need to aid refugees driven by war and global warming
Dr. Caldicott talks to Christine Milne, leader of the Australian Greens Party and Senator for Tasmania. They discuss refugees, carbon taxes, green energy and other aspects of the climate crisis. Milne gives a history of Green parties around the world, saying that the first party started in Tasmania, and outlines the principles of the Green parties. She mentions the Global Greens Conference held this year in Dakar. Listen to
Dr. Caldicott’s interview with former Australian senator Bob Brown. The conversation then covers the need to aid war refugees and global warming refugees, following by a look at the need for carbon taxes on polluting companies. Dr. Caldicott mentions the report Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free. Listen to one of
Dr. Caldicott’s interviews with report author Arjun Makhijani . The program also addresses how to reach people who deny global warming because of religious beliefs. As background, listen to Dr. Caldicott’s December 2011 dialogue with Sen. Milne. Read Milne’s June 17 article Arctic ice vanishing. Also read the articles Milne warns Greens won’t support carbon tax abolition, The next wave: climate refugees, U.S. science official says more extreme events convincing many Americans climate change is real, Sizzling Heat, Storms, Wildfires: ‘This Is Just the Beginning’ of Global Warming’s Effects, and A Long Hot Summer by Bill McKibben.