Enviro – 1st April 2019

On this edition of Enviro:

Michelle Murphy research and policy analyst with Social Justice Ireland talked about the proposed carbon tax and how as presently envisaged it will affect the less well off in society.

Robert Navan gave an update on the Venezuela situation which is causing grave concern throughout the world.

Other topics included:

  • Mining for Gold poisons the environment
  • Food for the pollinators
  • National Tree Week
  • CHLOROTHALONIL fungicide ban coming into operation.
  • 5G possible health effects
  • Practice of coating seeds with pesticides prior to planting
  • Scott Walker, one of the most interesting, accomplished and influential figures in popular music. David Bowie said that ‘He’s been my idol since I was a kid’  many other  top artists were similarly inspired.
  • Polly Higgins, one of the greatest environmental pioneers and her legacy will stand the test of time
  • Earth’s climate chaos
  • Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals.
  • Book review: The Weather Makers: Our Changing Climate and what it means for life on Earth” by Tim Flannery – Penguin Books.

Broadcast: 01/04/2019

Producer/Presenter: John Haughton: Panellists- Joe Dunne and Robert Navan: Studio guests students Laura Ribot, Gerti GJUZI  and Daniel from France.