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EARTHBEAT — Election Review, Big Wins Against Geoengineering & Giving Kids Their Say
President Obama called the midterm elections a ’shellacking’ for Democrats. The leader of the Friends of the Earth, Erich Pica joins host Daphne Wysham for a discussion on how the new Congress will lean on climate change and environmental protections.
In a landmark consensus decision, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity agreed on a moratorium on geoengineering. The agreement asks governments to ensure that no geoengineering projects go forward until risks to the environment and biodiversity, as well as social, cultural and economic impacts are considered. Pat Mooney, the executive director of the ETC Group joins us to discuss the moratorium and to address recent actions by some corporations to push forward ‘terminator seeds’ – genetically engineered seeds with a built in expiration date.
Then, we look at climate change through the eyes of children. Renowned author Lynne Cherry joins us to discuss her latest work, ‘How We Know, What We Know About Our Changing Climate,” an internet film series of children around the world making a difference for their world.