CANADALAND
COMMONS: CRUDE – The Apocalypse Is Now
Canoe-borne bandits strike an underwater town. A new generation of wealthy lobstermen is minted. An island disappears. And hellfire engulfs a highway jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive. Just another normal day amidst Canada’s climate catastrophe.
August 28, 2019

Featured in this episode: Catherine Griwkowsky (Alberta Today), Brendan Kennedy (Toronto Star), Keith Stewart (Greenpeace), Markus Harvey.

This is the final episode in the series CRUDE by COMMONS. To hear the rest, subscribe to that show.

To learn more:

“There will be floods” by Brendan Kennedy in the Toronto Star

“Big Oil braced for global warming while it fought regulations” by Amy Lieberman and Susanne Rust in the Los Angeles Times

“When climate change hits home” by Nick Purdon in CBC News

Additional music:

“A List of Ways to Die” by Lee Rosevere, “Night Owl” by Broke for Free, “Drop of Water in the Ocean” by Broke for Free, and “Cylinder Five” by Chris Zabriskie, adapted.

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