Aired on 2SER 19 March 2009
Click to Download: Ep. 47. ETS, Flotilla, Nukes and more
This Week's Guest:
Well the hotly contested Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme has hit the senate with the release last week of the draft legislation for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS). Libby and Tessa caught up with Stuart Rosewarne, senior lecturer in political economy at the University of Sydney, asking whether an ETS is actually a fair or effective way to approach climate change at all.
Nuclear Waste Secretly Transported
At 4:30am on Monday a shipment of nuclear waste departed from Port Kembla near Wollongong, bound for the United States. It had been transported by road from the Lucas Heights nuclear reactor in Sydney - it was a dangerous and secretive operation, and the 3rd Degree's Libby King spoke to Greens MP Lee Rhiannon to find out more.
Australia's domestic and export coal industries contribute a full two thirds of our total greenhouse footprint. Coal exports are not just Australia's biggest greenhouse impact, but our fastest growing, with coal ports in NSW and Queensland all undergoing rapid expansions. On Saturday, 21 March, hundreds of community members will gather their kayaks, floaties and homemade boats and jump aboard to blockade Horseshoe Bay in Newcastle, the worlds' biggest coal export port. Tessa Dowdell spoke to Nadia Samperi to find out more: www.risingtide.org.au/peoplesblockade
Other Events This Week:
18/03/09-21/03/09 - Illustrations of Freedom: sovereignty, activism and creativity, by Aunty Peta Ridgeway and Fern York. Showing at Little Fish Gallery, 22 Enmore Road Newtown.
19/03/09, 6-8pm - Critical Discussion on the CPRS: Power & Pollution; Class & Capitalism. Level 1, 79 Myrtle St Chippendale
Presenters: Nick Hollins and Libby King