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There is no Planet B

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This week we explore the origins of Earth Day with an ecobabble that spans the decades from 1970 to the March for Science of 2017. Next, we’re revisiting an interview with Chris Hadfield from our archives.

 

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Earth Day: Cause For Protest or Celebration?

Lauren Carter and Dylan Hall hit the streets to find out what the public thinks about Earth Day and the March for Science. You’ll be hearing some of those interviews throughout this ecobabble on the origins of Earth Day.  Earth Day began as the environmentalist movement was making its voice heard with protests and educational teach-ins. Today, Earth Day is celebrated across the planet, although its focus has largely turned from political issues to small-scale individual action. Find out how this transition happened, and how the March for Science is changing that with this ecobabble produced by Lauren Carter.

Chris Hadfield Interview From 2013

Most of us will never know what it’s like being in space. We’ve all seen the pictures of that familiar glowing green and blue orb from the viewpoint of a spaceship. We have rich imaginations and age-long fascinations of what could be out there beyond the sky. But what does it smell like? What does it really feel like to be out there? From the 2013 archives, our own Matt Hirji talked to Commander Chris Hadfield about questions like these.

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Photo by NASA

The Re-Re-Re-Return of Misinforma

 

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Fake news! Trump’s Green House! Eco-amnesia: the terrifying new condition that’s gripping the nation! Terra Misinforma is back (again!) for an April Fool’s celebration. As well, from an archive, we ask the questions that are too controversial for you to ask yourself—like what to do with Iceland? Do we really need water? Plus a special investigative feature on Canada’s radical, extremist environmentalists.

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National Headlines

Were you upset when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that he plans to revoke the transit tax credit? Well, good news! Listen to hear Trudeau’s newest reasonable proposals to help out transit-riders that may be considering a change in their commute. Additionally, Parks Canada has a new idea to boost tourism.

Trumps Corner: Newest Executive Orders

Think Donald Trump only cares about locker room talk and private email servers? Think again! We discuss Trump’s latest environmental policies, including new plans for the military budget, a fresh way to protect National Parks, and a policy aimed at lowering carbon emissions.

Ecobabble: Environmental Amnesia- A Troubling Disorder

This week we discuss Environmental Amnesia with world-renowned neuroscientist and psychologist, Dr. Lafaque. Learn more about this concerning condition that affects millions of people everyday, and if we are getting any closer to finding a cure.

Reflections on Water: A Debate

What’s water really good for besides hockey, hosing down activists, and raining on parades? As far as natural resources go, water’s just a drop in the bucket, and we’ve decided to wash our hands of it. But unlike most media outlets, we try to get you both sides of every story, even if the other is patently wrong. So, to stand up for the big blue—or green, or whatever colour gets you hippies out of bed these days—eco-conscious Canadian Nelly von Hoser joined us in studio for a short and shallow conservation—errr—conversation on the merits of water.

Spawns of Seitan: Canada’s Terrifying Ecoterrorists

You hear news on Terra Misinforma all the time about the misguided misdeeds of Canada’s environmentalists. Fortunately, our great government is starting to catch on. In recent years, politicians, pundits and police have all identified environmentalists as the leading threat to the nation. To tell us more, we’ve got Trevor Chow-Fraser, who went undercover in his fight to remain vigilant against domestic extremism in the name of environmentalism.

What’s Pissed Off Chris

Terra Misinforma’s regular shock columnist Chris Chang-Yen Phillips has an idea he’d like to get off his chest. It’s about a certain Scandinavian nation that’s become a hot tourist destination for those in search of a union of lava fields and icy slopes.

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Return of Misinforma

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Back by seasonal demand, it’s the return of Return of Misinforma: the show that turns up the heat on environmentalists. (For best results, return on April 1st).

We ask the questions that are too controversial for you to ask yourself—like what to do with Iceland? Do we really need water? Plus a special investigative feature on Canada’s radical, extremist environmentalists. And of course, it’s time for the annual Ezra Levant Award for Excellence in Excellence in Journalism!

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What’s Pissed Off Chris

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Terra Misinforma’s regular shock columnist Chris Chang-Yen Phillips has an idea he’d like to get off his chest. It’s about a certain Scandinavian nation that’s become a hot tourist destination for those in search of a union of lava fields and icy slopes.

Reflections on Water: A Debate

Another great use for water.

What’s water really good for besides hockey, hosing down activists, and raining on parades? As far as natural resources go, water’s just a drop in the bucket, and we’ve decided to wash our hands of it. But unlike most media outlets, we try to get you both sides of every story, even if the other is patently wrong. So, to stand up for the big blue—or green, or whatever colour gets you hippies out of bed these days—eco-conscious Canadian Nelly von Hoser joined us in studio for a short and shallow conservation—errr—conversation on the merits of water.

Spawns of Seitan: Canada’s Terrifying Ecoterrorists

You hear news on Terra Misinforma all the time about the misguided misdeeds of Canada’s environmentalists. Fortunately, our great government is starting to catch on. In recent years, politicians, pundits and police have all identified environmentalists as the leading threat to the nation. To tell us more, we’ve got Trevor Chow-Fraser, who went undercover in his fight to remain vigilant against domestic extremism in the name of environmentalism.

Our most excellent awards segment

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The one and only Ezra Levant.

It’s that time of year when we celebrate the best of the best. Yes, it’s time to hand out the Ezra Levant Award for Excellence in Excellence in Journalism. In a tribute to the paragon of journalism that we, as Canadians, dream of reaching in our own work, the Ezra Levant Award for Excellence in Excellence goes to…

(Well, you’ll just have to listen to find out silly)

Return of Misinforma

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Note: For best results, enjoy on April 1st, 2014.

It’s that time of year again! Spring has sprung across Canada and around the world. Why, consider all the lovely, errr, April showers that are gracing the east coast and central Canada. The blossoms are in bloom in Vancouver, at least. Whether you’re a gardener looking to get a head-start on seeding, or you’re in the ice-melter “Safe-T-Salt” racket, there may be something to gain from all the intensified solar heat due to the greenhouse gas effect and changing oceanic temperatures due to melting polar ice caps.

At Terra Misinforma, we’re always turning up the heat on environmentalists and this week’s no different. We ask the questions that are too controversial for you to ask yourself—like what to do with Iceland? Do we really need water? Plus a special investigative feature on Canada’s radical, extremist environmentalists. And of course, it’s time for the annual Ezra Levant Award for Excellence in Excellence in Journalism!

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Terra MisInforma- April Fools

This week on Terra Informa we get into the spirit of April Fools and decided to turn things on their head a bit, make fun at ourselves and try and have a laugh over some satirized environmental news coverage. We hope you enjoy this week’s show but you can expect your regular Terra Informa to be back next week. This week we look at the current 5 biggest environmental threats, hear about the most beautiful coal power plants and learn about the winner of the award of excellence in excellence, in journalism.

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News Headlines

Federal Government Produces Budget That Sticks it to the Trees
On Thursday, the federal government released a budget that’s got it all; elimination of a progressive, environmental, think tank; shrinking the environmental review process down so small it could drown in the bathtub; not to mention putting millions towards stricter audits for radical hippy charities who insist on using small portions of their budgets for a political voice. This budget cuts the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s funding by 40 per cent, and closes The National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy, which was first established in 1988.  And it’s about time. Limiting the environmental review process for large industrial projects to a maximum of 2 years is exactly the kind of no-sense, blind and bold moves we’ve been waiting for from this soft on logic government.  This new law will open the door for projects to be approved based on real things that our country cares about, like stock potential and speculation.
Huge Opportunity for Parking Lot Missed With Creation of Rouge Valley National Park
There was one black mark in this week’s federal budget — turning a perfectly good piece of real estate outside Toronto into yet another national park. Hardcore eco-extremists have been pushing for decades to get the Rouge Valley turned into a park so they can spread their agenda of communist canoe trips and kumbaya walking trails to the unsuspecting families of Toronto’s mild-mannered suburbs. Inexplicably, they finally got their way. The Rouge Valley will be turned into some kind of tree zoo, passing up a chance to provide the locals with fifty square kilometres of urgently needed parking and freeways. (1) (2) (3) (4)
Bees Crying Big Bee Tears Over Pesticides That Aren’t Even Lethal
Scientists have found that bees are dying because they’re basically confused little crybabies. Two studies just published in Science looked at how honeybees and bumblebees are affected by neonicotinoid pesticides. They’re used in 90% of corn crops in the US according to manufacturer Bayer CropScience. But even though farmers aren’t spraying enough to kill the bees, they’re producing fewer queens and getting disoriented finding their way home. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
Top 5 Countdown of Environmental Threats to Canada’s Security and Freedom

If you’ve never thought about how the environment can be a hidden threat to national security, take a seat, prick up your ears, and sharpen that tongue. I hope you’ve been moved to action against these heinous tactics of Mother Earth because citizens, if we’re going to finally do away with these tree-hugging, bike-loving, patchouli-huffing ecoterrorists once and for all, please, for the love of all that is sweet and mercifully 1%, contact your elected representatives and demand that we destroy the environment before it destroys us.

1)Sun (1) (2)

2)Dying (1)

3)Chop-Sticks

4)Rivers

5)Solar Panels (1) (2) (3)

Coal Plant Beauty Pageant

We all have people in our lives who quietly do the hard work without asking for any special credit. The teacher who stays up late grading papers. The mom who spends all day slaving away in front of the stove. Well, we decided it’s high time to honour the achievements of the unsung heroes behind our power supply: our coal plants. Live from the red carpet of the Coal Plant Beauty Pageant, it’s Terra Misinforma’s Andy Read and Rebecca Rooney.

 Ezra Levant Award for Excellence in Excellence in Journalism

This year, we’re also honouring one individual with the Ezra Levant Award for Excellence in Excellence in Journalism. It was no easy task to sift through thousands of nominations, however one man stood out. Kathryn Lennon is here to tell us who.