Episode 26 – Silent Spring Book Club!

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It’s book club, with no required reading! We’re talking about Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, known as the book that “launched the modern environmental movement” and revolutionized public perception of chemical spraying. We talk about what’s changed since it came out almost 60 years ago, the constant ties between money and unethical decision-making, and what this new generation of dads should be obsessed with instead of World War II.


Ways to get the book:
– your local library (we love the Libby app by Overdrive)
-buy new from your local indie via our Bookshop.org shop
-listen to the audiobook (and support your local indie, and us at no extra cost) on Libro.fm
-check Biblio.com for a used copy
-really anywhere except for Amazon

“It seems reasonable to believe that the more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for the destruction of our race. Wonder and humility are wholesome emotions, and they do not exist side by side with a lust for destruction.”

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

Other World Is Burning episodes we mentioned:
Episode 13 – Water – Rob Bilott and Erin Brockovich – on water pollution and more about Brockovich’s 2020 book Superman’s Not Coming
Episode 22 – Agent Orange and the Delano Grape Strike – on the use of Agent Orange in Vietnam, Tran To Nga’s current lawsuit against companies including Monsanto, and Operation Ranch Hand

The Dump

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Check out the trailer for Trace Material Season 2: Stories from the Plastics Age and subscribe on your preferred platform. New episodes start in June, but there’s a whole first season on “pot’s benevolent cousin,” hemp, that is fascinating and worth a listen. (Olivia is a research assistant on season two, but she had nothing to do with season one, so we promise that’s a genuine statement.)
Flyte’s new album This Is Really Going to Hurt – the MOOD, the harmonies!

Watch
Blue Vinyl (currently available on Tubi)
Dimension 20
Earth at Night in Color on Apple TV and Night on Earth on Netflix
My Octopus Teacher on Netflix
Adrift on Netflix


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Ep. 27 – Why is Chevron So Obsessed With Steven Donziger? World Is Burning

A story with so many cartoon villains we don't know where to start! Steven Donziger is an environmental lawyer best known as the lead attorney on a landmark case for the people of the Ecuadorian Amazon versus Texaco (now Chevron) after they dumped an admitted 16 billion gallons of oil waste on Indigenous land. Chevron have yet to pay the 18 billion dollar (later decreased to 9.5 billion) settlement, and have also brought Donziger through the seven circles of corporate law hell in the last decade. This week we tell you the wild, winding story AND take a trip to the #FreeDonziger rally before the first day of Donziger's trial. Sign the petition at freedonziger.org, follow Steven @SDonziger on Twitter/@stevendonziger on Instagram and check the hashtag #FreeDonziger for trial updates. Subscribe/follow/press the button to keep up with new episodes every Wednesday! You can also follow us @worldisburnin on Instagram and Twitter, and check out our website worldisburning.com for extended show notes including sources and photos. — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/worldisburning/message
  1. Ep. 27 – Why is Chevron So Obsessed With Steven Donziger?
  2. Down The Rabbit Hole Minisode 2: The Impact Of Streaming
  3. Down The Rabbit Hole Minisode 1: How to Get Involved In Climate Action
  4. Ep. 26 – Silent Spring Book Club!
  5. Ep. 25 – The Anthropocene and the Mother of Climate Science