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Program Archive: Getting Past Green

February 2007

This time we take up the battle inside our brains over saving the environment: We all know what to do; In the Loop looks at why we still don't do it.

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"A Winning Recipe for Failure" by The Smarts (with Jeff Horwich)
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"Guess it's Better that Way" by Jeff Horwich (with The Smarts)
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Getting Past Green

In the Loop live recording: Getting Past Green (photo by Jeremy D Pavleck.)

Redlake peatland

Can technology save us from global warming?

It's tempting to believe technology, both known and yet-to-be-invented, will avert a future global warming disaster (perhaps without much sacrifice on our part). Reporter Dan Olson deconstructs our technological faith, and looks at how far the promise of human ingenuity will get us. (02/15/2007)

Green City

Green city blues

Minneapolis has excellent "green" credentials. But even people is an eco-friendly city can get discouraged when looking at the big picture of waste and energy use. (02/16/2007)

taking the wheel

Does being green conflict with American culture?

In the U.S., the world's largest producer of greenhouse gases, one third of us say we think global warming is a serious concern; just about half of us say we personally worry about it to some extent. Maybe the real challenge to get Americans acting green runs as deep as our culture. (02/16/2007)

Captain...and the Kid

What ever happened to Captain Planet?

You know, kids today have lots of ideas and energy for saving the planet. But what they don't have is something many people now in their 20s grew up with -- an environmental cartoon superhero to lead the way. (02/16/2007)

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