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New post at my other blog: “On fielding a press inquiry about how pop culture depicts the oil industry”

English professors don’t often get press inquiries, but a writer for EnergyWire, an oil business-facing news service, contacted me last week to ask what I think of the video for Justin Bieber’s new song “Holy.”…

A #ClimateStrike soundtrack encore: playback link and full track list

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, “A Hard Rain’s a Gonna Fall”
Bob Dylan, “Shelter from the storm”
Rolling Stones, “Gimme shelter”
Metric, “Black Sheep”
Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Who’ll Stop the Rain”
Siouxsie & The Banshees, “Cities in Dust”
The Mission, “Like a Hurricane”
Sisters of Mercy, “This Corrosion” (with sample of Sneaker Pimps, “Spin Spin Sugar” [Armand’s dark garage mix])
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, “Straight to You”
U2, “Until the End of the World”
Leonard Cohen, “The Future”
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Sundown”
Moby, “Everything Is Wrong”
Enya, “Storms in Africa”
Enya, “Storms in Africa (Part 2)”
God Within, “Raincry”
Princess Nokia, “Biohazard Butterfly”
Mobb Deep, “Hell on Earth”
Kings of the Rollers feat. Lydia Plain, “The Sky Is Falling”
S.P.Y. feat. Inja, “Landslide”
The Specials, “Too Hot”
Tom Waits, “Earth Died Screaming”
Neil Young, “Vampire Blues”
Bruce Cockburn, “Wondering Where the Lions Are”
Paul Simon, “The Boy in the Bubble”
Midnight Oil, “Beds Are Burning”
Spirit Of the West, “Save This House”
Knife Party, “Bonfire”
Morcheeba feat. Roots Manuva, “Blaze Away”
Civil Twilight, “Fire Escape”
Eurythmics, “When Tomorrow Comes”
Rachel Platten, “Fight Song”
Arya, “Warriors”
Destiny’s Child, “Survivor”
Hot As Sun, “Mother I’m Alive”
Maureen McGovern, “The Morning After”

Open letter to my MP demanding #climatecrisis action

[delivered via GoFossilFree.org — send a letter to your MP too]

Dear Mr. Diotte,

I’m a constituent here in your riding. I appreciate that the House of Commons has held an emergency debate prompted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s sobering report on limiting global warming to 1.5ºC.

That emergency debate was a great first step, but now we need emergency action. That’s why I’m delivering this letter today urging you to read the the IPCC report and pledge to take action.

Read the report here: http://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr15/.

After reading it, I urge you to propose, champion and support legislation to update Canada’s climate policies and bring them in line with the urgency called for in the IPCC report before the next federal election.

Right now, Canada has a climate plan that falls far short of what the science says we urgently need. We need to strengthen our international climate commitments, stop fossil fuel expansion that scientists keep telling us our climate can’t handle, and build a 100% renewable energy economy that respects Indigenous rights, and works for every single person in Canada. Our children’s future depends on immediate actions like these.

My contact information is below. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Mark A. McCutcheon