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

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!

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. 46 – Free Leonard Peltier and People vs. Fossil Fuels World Is Burning

In the 1960s and 70s, rising leader of the American Indian Movement Leonard Peltier was known for providing mutual aid from his auto shop and advocating for Native civil rights. After a controversial trial concerning the deaths of two FBI agents, Peltier was sent to jail to serve two life sentences. Despite cries for clemency from the likes of Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela, Peltier has spent over half his life in jail. This week, Elise tells his story. Then, Olivia talks about her time down at the People vs. Fossil Fuels action in Washington DC. She witnessed the first occupation of the Bureau of Indian Affairs since the Trail of Broken Treaties in 1972 (which Peltier participated in). The demands of both occupations are eerily similar. Plus, we talk about how to get involved in current urgent actions, which climate activist is a fan of Rick-rolling, and Elise's vote for best environmental film. 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. World Is Burning is hosted by Olivia Hamilton and Elise Nye. Our theme music is by Kaycie Satterfield, and our logo was made by Sonja Katanic. — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/worldisburning/message
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