Shows featuring Patrick Bond

  • Climate Activists: Carbon Trading a "False Solution" Pushed by Bankers and Bureaucrats Pollution
    One of the core solutions to reducing climate change proposed in the Kyoto Protocol has resurfaced at the latest U.N. climate talks in Warsaw, Poland — the creation of a carbon market. However, climate activists here say it is a "false solution" pushed by bankers and bureaucrats. We speak with South African activist...
    November 22, 2013 | Story
  • Entrepreneur: Capitalism Will Save World from Climate Crisis to Preserve Markets for iPads, Coke Splash_image20111208-6060-bsn8yw-0
    On Sunday, Democracy Now! attended the corporate-sponsored World Climate Summit in Durban that advocates a market approach to solving the climate crisis. One attendee, South African entrepreneur Jason Drew, called for the United Nations to step aside and let businesses and markets fix the problems caused by global warming. When...
    December 08, 2011 | Story
  • "His Nickname Is George W. Obama": Leading Climate Change Denier Embraces U.S. Stance at U.N. Talks Splash_image20111208-3778-tcyo4a-0
    On Wednesday, a group of climate change deniers praised the Obama administration’s refusal to support an extension of the Kyoto Protocol or an agreement on binding emissions cuts. Democracy Now! caught up to Marc Morano, publisher of the Climate Depot, at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. "They...
    December 08, 2011 | Story
  • Wanjira Maathai: U.S. Should "Shape Up or Get Out" at U.N. Climate Talks Splash_image20111208-21825-1qzano2-0
    Wanjira Maathai is the daughter of the late Kenyan environmental activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai, and the international director for the Green Belt Movement. At the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Durban, Wanjira says of the United States: "Shape up or get out... The United States should be providing...
    December 08, 2011 | Story
  • Critics: Rich Polluters—Including U.S.—Should Face Sanctions for Rejecting Binding Emissions Cuts Splash_image20111208-6060-10xz77b-0
    Talks at the United Nations Climate Change Conference are in their second to last day, but little progress appears to have been made on the key issues of extending the Kyoto Protocol or forming a Green Climate Fund. The United States is refusing to accept any deal involving binding emissions cuts before the year 2020 despite...
    December 08, 2011 | Story
  • Thousands March at U.N. Climate Summit in Durban to Demand Climate Justice Splash_image20111205-10294-l2mdoc-0
    We are broadcasting this week from Durban, South Africa, where critical talks on fighting climate change have entered their second week. Key issues at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 17, remain unresolved, including the future of the Kyoto Protocol, the international treaty with enforceable provisions designed...
    December 05, 2011 | Story
  • Dennis Brutus (1924-2009): South African Poet and Activist Dies in Cape Town Brutusweb
    Renowned South African poet and activist Dennis Brutus died in his sleep Saturday in Cape Town. He was eighty-five years old. Brutus was a leading opponent of the apartheid state and was imprisoned with Nelson Mandela on Robben Island. We hear highlights of an interview with Brutus on Democracy Now! and speak with his close friend...
    December 28, 2009 | Story