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Radio Ecoshock
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We have 5 years to move away from fossil fuels. After that climate catastrophe is unavoidable. Who says? The International Energy Agency, conservative voice of 28 countries. Interview with Diana Bronson, ETCgroup, on geoengineering & climate genes. Press teleconference clips with Lester Brown of Earth Policy Institute, saying U.S. emissions are falling. Interview with Emily James, maker of new film on climate activism in the UK "Just Do It". Ends with clip of Occupy movement song...
Topics: environment, climate, climate change, global warming, geoengineering, genetics, solutions,...
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In his new film, former Democracy Now! videographer Franklin Lopez explains his anarchist call to end civilization by any means. Kick it over, deep-Green Derrick Jensen style. Then Alex mulls Net fear mongering of a military response - to riots by the new American poor. Radio Ecoshock 1 hour 110114nCD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
Topics: radio, environment, green, Greens, ecology, environmentalism, activism, anarchism, media, film,...
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Just like Japan, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission was sidelined by industry and politicians to stop enforcing regulations, or even demanding repairs to dangerous problems. David Lochbaum from the Union of Concerned Scientists says there has been no serious oversight of U.S. nuclear reactors since 1999, and an American Fukushima is only a matter of time. We interview Adjunct Professor Peter Bradford from the Vermont Law School, who was an NRC Commissioner. Plus audio of David Lochbaum and Arnie...
Topics: environment, nuclear, nuclear power, reactor, accident, Japan, earthquake, risk, U.S., safety, NRC,...
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Long-time environment reporter for the New York Times, Andy Revkin describes trying to balance climate and population news. He was criticized by both Greens and Republicans, while conveying a lot of science news to the world. Left for an academic position, but maintains his blog "Dot Earth" at the New York Times. How the news is made. From Radio Ecoshock show 110506 15 minutes. Visit Radio Ecoshock
Topics: radio, radio ecoshock, environment, ecology, green, climate, climate change, global warming, media,...
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Gas frackin has hit Australia. A group of musicians responded quickly with a great new album of protest songs. Some green music sucks - but these songs are great! Listen to this 4 minute sample from the Radio Ecoshock show 111012. You can hear and purchase tracks online at www.wholelottafrackingoingon.com and also on iTunes. Could be used anywhere in the world.
Topics: environment, songs, music, gas, frackin, protest, Australia
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After brief news of resistance to gas frackin, and panic expedition to Arctic to measure methane flares, - interview with Craig Rosebraugh on new film on oil industry "Dirty Lying Bastards." Then Dr. Peter F. Sale on coral collapse and current mass extinction of species, re his book "Our Dying Planet". With samples of anti-frackin music from Australia. Radio Ecoshock show 111012 1 hour Visit Radio Ecoshock
Topics: environment, species, extinction, oil, industry, accidents, health, media, film, book, interview,...
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A techie experimenting with renewables (and living off the grid)- William Kemp has the best guide: "The Renewable Energy Handbook" Aztext press. This extended 36 minute interview is loaded with tips, and places to start saving money and getting energy self-sufficient, wherever you are. We talk solar, wind, batteries, cutting "phantom power" in your home. This interview is a radio workshop that should be popular for years. It's from the Radio Ecoshock Show 111019. Visit Radio...
Topics: environment, alternative, energy, solar, wind, power, electricity, guide, media, book, author,...
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A year after his book "Eaarth", climate activist Bill McKibben with overview of climate crisis. Why we must act, even though we may have "waited too long". Speech to the Vancouver Institute April 9, 2011. 56 min. Second file is Q and A for this speech. Excellent talk with info, humor and drive for activism. Recorded by Alex Smith for Radio Ecoshock. Visit Bill's web site at 350.org
Topics: environment, climate, climate change, global warming, activism, speech, Bill McKibben
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A year after his book "Eaarth", climate activist Bill McKibben with overview of climate crisis. Why we must act, even though we may have "waited too long". Speech to the Vancouver Institute April 9, 2011. 56 min posted separately. This is the Q and A in fast-download Lo-Fi. Bill talks civil disobedience, overpopulation, and more. Recorded by Alex Smith for Radio Ecoshock. Visit Bill's web site at 350.org
Topics: environment, climate, climate change, global warming, activism, Bill McKibben, Q and A
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Already an electronic publisher, Cam Mather and his family saved up to buy their dream rural property in Canada. For the past 14 years, they lived way off the grid, without power lines, and living a low carbon life. Learn from the publisher of "The Renewable Energy Handbook". Don't just buy a solar panel and hope. Cam gives examples of off-grid life that can work anywhere, even in the city. Solid interview packed with useful tips. From Radio Ecoshock show 110608 29 minutes. Visit...
Topics: environment, energy, alternative, solar, wind, electricity, off-grid, independence, radio,...
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Are you ready, personally, for the difficult times ahead? Radio Ecoshock talked with Carolyn Baker about a year ago, in March 2010. Now she's back with a helpful new book "Navigating The Coming Chaos: A Handbook for Inner Transition." How to find meaning for survival in collapse. Ways to grow, when institutions fall. From the Radio Ecoshock show 110225 24 minutes in CD Quality or Lo-Fi Visit Radio Ecoshock
Topics: environment, interview, radio ecoshock, transition, transition towns, Peak Oil, climate change,...
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Hunter Lovins, co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute, also created "Natural Capitalism". Now we have the update, co-authored with Professor Boyd Cohen. In the new book "Climate Capitalism" they argue seeking carbon reductions failed as a climate strategy. Big and small business will do it - because they make or save money. Details of success projects in both North & South America. Recorded May 16, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada by Alex Smith for Radio Ecoshock 110520 29...
Topics: environment, climate change, climate, global warming, business, green, corporations, energy,...
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One of the world's leading experts on the health impacts of climate change - and what we can do to prepare: Harvard's Dr. Paul Epstein in this exclusive Radio Ecoshock interview. We discuss his new book, with Dan Ferber, "Changing Planet, Changing Health." The focus is on violent weather, heat events and growing air pollution (including asthma triggers) as CO2 and temperatures increase. Packed with facts from his years of study, and advising governments around the world. 15 minutes....
Topics: environment, climate change, climate, global warming, health, impacts, science, interview,...
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New look at public health risks of climate change, with Harvard's world-renowned expert Dr. Paul Epstein. Clip from talk by Dr. Tim Tarako of SFU. Interview with Andy Revkin, former environment reporter for The New York Times. Interview with Vermont teacher Katy Farber on "Service Learning" & Captain Charles Saylan on fixing environmental education. Radio Ecoshock 110506 1 hour.n Visit Radio Ecoshock
Topics: environment, climate, climate change, global warming, health, impacts, diseases, media, blogging,...
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How hot will we go? Can the climate runaway? How fast must we cut emissions to save a livable world? Latest science from Professor Hans Joachim "John" Schellnhuber of Potsdam Institute. Keynote address at "Four Degrees of More" conference, University of Melbourne, Australia, July 2011. Essential listening. Find more at fourdegrees2011.com.au Radio Ecoshock 110831 1 hour CD Quality or Lo-Fi Visit Radio Ecoshock
Topics: environment, climate, climate change, science, speech, Australia, global warming, emissions,...
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"Complete Without Kids, An Insider's guide to Childfree Living, By Choice or By Chance" - interview with author and clinical psychologist Dr. Ellen L. Walker. Personal talk about the good and the bad of not having children. From Radio Ecoshock show 110211 19 minutes.
Topics: environment, radio ecoshock, radio, green, population, solutions, show, children
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Oxford historian of modern China, Karl Gerth, on how and why the Chinese have chosen to emulate the American consumer lifestyle. Skyscrapers, brand names, and cars, all using fossil fuels. Why did they not skip ahead to alternative energy? Gerth says we should look at the Western world first, and recognize the challenges China faces. From Radio Ecoshock show 110107 32 min in Hi-Fi or Lo-Fi
Topics: radio, environment, green, Greens, ecology, environmentalism, China, consumers, consumerism,...
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Why are so many bad things happening at once? Floods, drought, fires, plunging economy, nuclear accidents. Author of "Life Rules" ("and how life teaches us to fix it") Ellen Laconte explains our situation, and guidelines for surviving it. We also cover her previous 2 books on homestead pioneers Helen and Scott Nearing. A wise look with lasting value. Interview from Radio Ecoshock Show 110615 25 min. Visit Radio Ecoshock
Topics: environment, economy, energy, crisis, solutions, homesteading, climate, climate change, global...
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On the "Aviation Justice Tour", Dan Glass speaks with Alex Smith. His stories of actions in the UK, and advice from the "Plane Stupid" winning campaign to stop construction of runway 3 at Heathrow Airport in London - help North American activists prevent endless expansion of airports and air travel. We talk not only the harm of climate change, but the "horror, hope, and embarrassment" of being a human in a polluting world. Civil rights of non-violent protest is...
Topics: environment, transportation, aviation, airplanes, airports, protests, activism, UK, U.S., Canada,...
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What are the lessons from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear disaster in Japan? The same American-designed reactors are in the U.S. and around the world. From the Union of Concerned Scientists, former nuclear plant engineer, whistle-blower, and NRC safety training instructor David Lochbaum explains his testimony to Congress May 13th. David outlines what happened in the critical hours, why it took so long to be admitted, and what we must do now, especially to protect overloaded spent fuel ponds....
Topics: environment, nuclear, nuclear power, reactor, accident, Japan, earthquake, risk, news, U.S., safety
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Can humans and their economies just grow forever? Politicians always sell us on growth, as do corporations. But our planet is limited in resources, and we are using more than Earth can give. Should we just wait for the great Ponzi scheme to collapse? Why not plan for a smaller economy, with less impact on the atmosphere and the species, while we can. That is the idea behind "De-Growth". You will hear two speakers from the opening panel at the De-Growth Conference in Vancouver Canada...
Topics: environment, economy, climate change, climate, global warming, solutions, growth, degrowth, speech
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Debi Wagner has been battling the expansion of SeaTac airport in Seattle, Washington - and helping other concerned citizens around America. She came to Canada as part of the Aviation Justice Tour (aviationjustice.com). SeaTac is the 2nd largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Washington State. There are bundles of extra cancers and other health problems around this airport and every airport. Jet exhaust is toxic and carcinogenic. Learn more. From Radio Ecoshock Show 111109 23 minutes
Topics: environment, transportation, aviation, airplanes, airports, protests, activism, UK, U.S., Canada,...
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Diana Bronson of ETCgroup covers the industrial fringe: geoengineering, synthetic biology, and climate genes. Giant multinationals are patenting gene sequences needed for crops to survive climate change. Others plan to make new species, or to claim parts of continents, as "biomass" for energy. A small group of scientists, countries and billionaires plot to block out the sun, to stop global warming. From the new book "Earth Grab, Geopiracy, the new Biomassters, and Capturing...
Topics: environment, Radio Ecoshock, interview, geoengineering, genetics, climate, climate change, global...
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The "Conference of the Polluters" in Durban, South Africa - as rising greenhouse gases threaten everything we know. Professor Patrick Bond, University of KwaZulu-Natal,Durban. From London, Murray Worthy of World Development Movement, plus Durban activists Bandile Mdlalose, Shack Dwellers Movement, and Bongani Mthembu, South Durban Community Environmental Alliance. Also: Madeline Kovacs from projectsurvivalmedia.org on new youth media at COP-17. Visit Radio Ecoshock
Topics: environment, climate, climate change, global warming, conferences, United Nations, Durban, South...
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First Radio Ecoshock Show in London, on Resonance 104.4 FM. The "Conference of the Polluters" in Durban, South Africa - as rising greenhouse gases threaten everything we know. Professor Patrick Bond, University of KwaZulu-Natal,Durban. From London, Murray Worthy of World Development Movement, plus Durban activists Bandile Mdlalose, Shack Dwellers Movement, and Bongani Mthembu, South Durban Community Environmental Alliance. Also: Madeline Kovacs from projectsurvivalmedia.org on new...
Topics: environment, climate, climate change, global warming, conferences, United Nations, Durban, South...
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From the Producer of "The Age of Stupid" comes a new film "Just Do It". Film maker Emily James went underground with activists at Climate Camp and Plane Stupid, as the planning to protests unfolded. Careful to avoid capture of her footage by police or the courts, James documents a history in the UK, but also suggests the process of activism for others to follow. Informative interview, with ideas for the Occupy Wall St movement, from the Radio Ecoshock Show 111116 19 minutes....
Topics: environment, activism, protest, global warming, climate, climate change, Occupy, media, film,...
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Will flooding from extreme rainfall destroy the infrastructure of civilization - long before rising seas? Extreme precipitation events hit the U.S. and Pakistan. Climate change also spreads tropical diseases, like Dengue fever, now in Pakistan and hovering around Southern U.S. states. Now, with warming, that fearsome tropical disease - and the mosquito that carries it, has come to America. I've included a few survival tips for you. From the Radio Ecoshock Show 110921 15 minutes. Visit Radio...
Topics: radio, radio ecoshock, environment, ecology, climate, climate change, global warming, health, rain,...
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According to the mainstream media, the Fukushima nuclear accident is all over. Just the opposite is happening. Historic high levels of radioactivity. Mega radiation released again. Japan admits Reactor 1 total melt-down, leak. #4 leaning, could collapse. #3 out of control. Population poisoned. Loaded with latest shocking news from the world's largest nuclear disaster. Radio Ecoshock 110513 1 hour. Visit Radio Ecoshock
Topics: environment, nuclear, nuclear power, reactor, accident, Japan, earthquake, risk, news
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Will there be more explosions at the damaged nuclear reactors in Japan? What is reaching North America, or Europe? The Fukushima site leaks hi-rad waste while operators dump more into the Pacific. Sea food & sea life affected. Japanese government withholds vital information. News plus interviews with Dr. John Large in UK, and Dr. Krzysztof Starosta who measured emissions in Vancouver, Canada. Radio Ecoshock 110408 1 hour. Visit Radio Ecoshock
Topics: environment, nuclear, nuclear power, reactor, accident, Japan, earthquake, risk, news
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Hear the voices of activism. A Radio Ecoshock interview with Tzeporah Berman, a founder of Forest Ethics, now co-director of the Climate and Energy Campaign for Greenpeace International. Plus a clip from the launch of her new book "This Crazy Time". From Earthbeat radio reporter Daphne Wysham, Naomi Klein is interviewed outside the White House - at the Keystone XL Pipeline protest where over 1200 were arrested. Klein exposes the conspiracy to export Tar Sands oil to Europe, using the...
Topics: environment, climate, climate change, global warming, oil, energy, pipelines, protest, activists,...
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From The Weather Underground, Jeff Masters explains killer tornadoes, record floods, Texas drought, with an eye to the climate. From Climateprogress blogger and energy expert Joe Romm on weather & climate, plus new science. Canadian wildfire expert Mike Flannigan on Boreal and Tundra fires. Music: "High Water Rising" by Joel Zifkin. "Radio Ecoshock 110527 1 hour. Visit Radio Ecoshock
Topics: environment, climate change, weather, global warming, climate, storms, tornadoes, drought, floods,...
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Shale gas industry emissions from "fracking" are as bad as coal. New science from Cornell University Professor Robert Howarth and team: a speech at Peak Oil And Gas conference in Washington; plus a follow-up interview with Howarth by Alex Smith. Industry vents methane, leaks methane, big impact on climate change. Then the billion dollar climate gas fraud. Samual Labudde of the Environmental Investigation Agency explains how European ratepayers are being blackmailed by China and India...
Topics: environment, energy, shale, gas, methane, emissions, climate, climate change, global warming,...
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Part 1: After speaking in place of climate denier Exxon CEO, Richard Heinberg sticks a pin in the frackin' natural gas bubble. Interview, followed by speech except by David Hughes of Post Carbon Institute. Part 2: "Climate Capitalism" book by founder of Natural Capitalism, Hunter Lovins. Launch speech by co-author Professor Boyd Cohen. A new business approach to climate change. Pokes some Sacred Cows, loaded with real-world details. Radio Ecoshock 110520 1 hour. Visit Radio Ecoshock
Topics: environment, radio, ecoshock, climate, climate change, global warming, energy, gas, fracking,...
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After speaking in place of climate denier Exxon CEO, Richard Heinberg sticks a pin in the fracking natural gas bubble. He points to a new Cornell study by Robert Howarth, suggesting fracking could be as dirty as oil, due to fugitive methane emissions. It's a good interview from the author of "The Party's Over", "Peak Everything" and "Blackout". We hear about a new book coming up this summer.nThe Heinberg interview is followed by speech except by David Hughes of...
Topics: environment, radio, ecoshock, climate, energy, peak oil, gas, natural gas, frackin, fracking, risk,...
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According to Peter F. Sale, 25% of all marine species inhabit coral. But 20% of the living reefs are dead now. From new book "Our Dying Planet, An Ecologists's View of the Crisis We Face" this interview runs from the sea to the Holocene Mass Extinction (now). There is no single cause, but one single agent: humans. Feature inteview from Radio Ecoshock show 111012 29 minutes.
Topics: environment, oceans, coral, species, extinction, fisheries, climate, climate change, global...
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Begins with "Occupy Wall St" music by Dissolv. Then Robert Walker of the Population Institute briefs us on his new report "From 6 Billion to 7 Billion". When we hit 6 billion people in 1999, the economy and hopes for climate action were much brighter. Now we face severe problems. But educating and empowering women could solve them. Rest of the program is a home alternative energy workshop with Bill Kemp, author of "The Renewable Energy Handbook". Where to start...
Topics: environment, radio, radio ecoshock, show, population, climate, climate change, global warming,...
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Nuclear industry executive and whistleblower Arnie Gundersen of Fairewindes.com gives dead-on insider assessment of true situation at Fukushima. Proved right. From Radio Ecoshock show 110415 21 minutes. Visit Radio Ecoshock
Topics: environment, nuclear, nuclear power, reactor, accident, Japan, earthquake, risk, interview
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Can we believe the Japanese on Fukushima dangers? Could another big wave of radiation hit North America, Europe? A reactor by reactor report, plus geopolitics and your own preparation. The under-reported stories. 3 reactors melting down. Two spent fuel ponds blown. Tepco response. Flooded buildings. What can we do? Radio Ecoshock 110429 1 hour. Visit Radio Ecoshock
Topics: environment, nuclear, nuclear power, reactor, accident, Japan, earthquake, risk, news
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Have you seen the frightening maps showing Fukushima radiation bombing North America & Europe? What if they are not true. Alex Smith investigates with the scientists who made them. Plus a look at the fringe mythology building around the Japan nuclear accident. Did the Americans do it with HAARP? Is Japan developing secret nuclear weapons? A Radio Ecoshock bonus feature 110429 24 minutes.
Topics: environment, nuclear, nuclear power, reactor, accident, Japan, earthquake, risk, news
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Fukushima accident now Chernobyl-style Level 7. Analysis of risk & radiation by Arnie Gundersen, industry insider & whistleblower. Chat w. Calif. activist Ace Hoffman. Our milk, food, water hit. Lots of news clips you never hear. Is this accident being used in a power struggle in Japan? Radio Ecoshock 110415 1 hour Visit Radio Ecoshock
Topics: environment, nuclear, nuclear power, reactor, accident, Japan, earthquake, risk, news
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Childfree and proud. Green-Inclined No Kids (GINKs) interview with Lisa Hymas, co-founder and Senior Editor of Grist magazine (grist.org). Rethinking the push for more children, and our attitude toward those who don't. From Radio Ecoshock show 110214 15 minutes.
Topics: environment, radio ecoshock, radio, green, population, solutions, show, children
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How do big oil companies frack the world? Let me count the ways in this interview with film-maker Craig Rosebraugh. For his new movie "Dirty Lying Bastards" Craig went to more than a dozen countries, filming the victims of oil spills, pollution, and poisoning. From the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf to Uganda and beyond. Cutting through the PR and the BS, a disturbing look at major oil companies behavior. From Radio Ecoshock Show 111012 21 min 30 seconds. Visit Radio...
Topics: environment, energy, oil, offshore, drilling, accidents, spills, pollution, corporations, media,...
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The Arctic sea ice is retreating due to burning fossil fuels. But oil companies just see more profits from the ecological damage! Greenpeace climate campaigner Vicky Wyatt tells us about the protest against Scotish company Cairn Energy, the first runner for deep oil drilling off the coast of Greenland. In "Ice-berg Alley"! An accident like BP's in the Gulf could be unstoppable and worse in the fragile Arctic, with little help around. Plus - it's just more climate change. Stop it now,...
Topics: environment, energy, oil, offshore, drilling, Arctic, Greenland, Greenpeace, protest, risk, climate...
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Can't move to the country? Grow your own food where you are. On a standard city lot in Pasadena California, Jules Dervaes and his family have grown tons of produce for over 20 years. Learn tips and techniques, with links to follow up at urbanhomestead.org. Also a discussion of how a garden can survive "global weirding" - the destabilization of a normal climate. From the Radio Ecoshock show 110907 20 minutes.
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3 interviews: "Peak Oil Shrink" Kathy McMahon from Vermont on unexpected lessons from Hurricane Irene. Urban homesteader Jules Dervaes - food self-sufficiency on a city lot. Richard Heinberg on coping with the End of Growth. Visit Radio Ecoshock
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Starts with a rant welcoming the new business Master of Washington. Then to Greenpeace Brazil, interview with Kiko Brito on the climate floods there. Feature interview with Nafeez Ahmed, author of "A User's Guide to the Crisis of Civilization." Ends with a speck of hope. Radio Ecoshock 110128 CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 13 MB Music bed "Clubbed to Death" by Rob Dougan, + clip "I've Got Mine" by Ry Cooder.
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Anti-nuclear campaigner ("If You Love This Planet") and physician Dr. Helen Caldicott on the shocking truth of Fukushima. What radiation risks really are. Why World Health Organization distorts Chernobyl deaths - and the Japanese accident is worse. From Radio Ecoshock Show 110325 28 minutes. Visit Radio Ecoshock
Topics: environment, nuclear, nuclear power, reactor, accident, Japan, earthquake, risk, interview
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This in-depth interview with world-famous anti-nuclear campaigner Dr. Helen Caldicott is from the Radio Ecoshock Show March 25, 2011. Shocking details of how nuclear power creates transgenerational diseases. Parts of Japan may never recover. America, Canada, and Europe face the same threats. Caldicott calls for a revolution against the psychosis of nuclear power and nuclear weapons. 28 minutes. Visit Radio Ecoshock
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In tough economic times, millions of North Americans are threatened with homelessness. Bankrupt governments are not responding. Could you hack it? Alex interviews homeless advocates in New York City, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Vancouver, Canada. 10,000 homeless school kids in NYC & no plan to house them. Illegal to sit or lie down in San Francisco. Most homeless in D.C. are African Americans. Vancouver reports some progress. News outside mainstream media. Music by Ghana's Daddy...
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After a political drive, it is now illegal to sit or lie down on a San Francisco street. Insightful interview on how the bankers and real estate interests play the homeless card. The same bylaws were used to force out protesters at OccupySF and Occupy Oakland. Alex interviews Jennifer Friedenbach, Executive Director of the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness. From Radio Ecoshock Show 111026 19 minutes Visit Radio Ecoshock
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Most homeless people in D.C. are African Americans. There is an increase in homeless families in the nation's capital, right beside the limousines and the lobbyists. We talk with Michael Ferrell, Executive Director of the District’s Coalition for the Homeless. From Radio Ecoshock Show 111026 13 minutes Visit Radio Ecoshock
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Radio Ecoshock visits the Big Apple with Gisell Routhier, Policy Analyst for the NYC Coalition for the Homeless. Up to 40,000 homeless school kids in New York City & no plan to house them. Billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg refused federal housing money, and now cuts off all aid to get thousands out of temporary shelters. NYC is seeing record high numbers of homeless people in 2011, especially families. There is no plan. From Radio Ecoshock Show 111026 13 minutes Visit Radio Ecoshock
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Vancouver Canada has struggled with homelessness, especially in "Canada's Poorest Postal Code" - the Downtown East Side. Some progress made recently, but all threatened by more real estate development. We talk with famous anti-poverty activist Jean Swanson of the Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP), and author of the book "Poor Bashing: The Politics of Exclusion". From Radio Ecoshock Show 111026 9 minutes Visit Radio Ecoshock
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While we fear the economy, in the national bunkers of media - the peat fires have returned to Indonesia. Last time that happened, a carbon burst larger than car emissions staged the hottest year on record (1998). Peat and forest fires in this one country can help tip climate. Plus Indonesia is world's largest exporter of coal for electricity generation. Interview with Dr. Florian Siegert from the GeoBio-Centre of the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich. India has huge coal scheme and is the...
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From one of the world's top financial blogs, "The Automatic Earth" - blogger Ilargi reports from Europe on the banking crisis unfolding there. Greece, he thinks, is over-reported, taking attention away from the continuing American collapse. American banks like Morgan Stanley are also at risk, with their loans to French banks, and their trillions in derivatives. We talk about the second bail-out for Belgian-French bank Dexia. And the hype around solving debt with more debt. From the...
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Japan Atomic Emergency Bulletin #5 March 28 in North America. As suspected, government scientists have found plutonium outside the Fukushima nuclear complex. Damaged reactors are the suspected source. More radiation found outside the plant, and by Greenpeace 40 kilometers away - far outside the 20 k evacuation zone. Japan's gov't forbids residents from going home. May become a giant no-go zone bisecting Japan. A continuing risk to the Northern Hemisphere.
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Japanese news says six reactors are in danger of melting down. One has already blown up. The government covers up while hundreds of thousands evacuate. The world economy could blow up as well. Update for Saturday March 12, 10 pm Pacific Time, from Radio Ecoshock news. 12 minutes.
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Special Radio Ecoshock Bulletin #3 Monday March 14 noon Pacific time. The real news about the unfolding nuclear disaster in Japan. A second reactor blows up, while a third may have total melt down. U.S. Navy hit by radiation. And more. 9 minutes. Visit Radio Ecoshock
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THE EMERGENCY CONTINUES Despite "progress" - the disaster continues. Alex Smith delivers a reactor-by-reactor run-down of continuing risks from the best authorities, as of early March 21st. High radiation, half-melted cores, hot fuel ponds, the whole site will be permanently closed, Japanese authorities have announced. Find the details the news fails to report. Special bulletin from Radio Ecoshock. 14 minutes. Visit Radio Ecoshock
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Japan may be facing a nuclear reactor meltdown in the next 24 hours, expert says. Quick nuclear news report from Radio Ecoshock on 5 reactors shut down, at least one heating up to dangerous levels, following the March mega-earthquake. The government is announcing venting of radioactive materials to relieve pressure in the core, where backup systems have failed to stop the heat and reaction. The rush is on to prevent another Three Mile Island or even Chernobyl nuclear accident. With a report...
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Confirmation that 3 reactors damaged, melting down in Japan. Civil defense info to protect yourself. Plus investigation into Diablo Canyon California reactor built on quake zone, and how Americans can take action. Even Japanese authorities admit the protective containment vessels of 3 reactors at Fukushima Dai-ichi are "punctured". Reactor 2 likely cracked, leaking hot fuel down to concrete basement. Situation out of control. Highly radioactive water pouring into the Pacific Ocean....
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Signs of peak oil grow daily. British oil geologist, former Greenpeace campaigner, author and solar entrepreneur Jeremy Leggett interviewed by Alex Smith. Can Saudi Arabia support the world market? Will gasoline be rationed soon? Why cheaper solar can survive without subsidies. Founder of SolarCentury looks at world energy scene. From Radio Ecoshock Show 110225 21 minutes in CD Quality or Lo-Fi Visit Radio Ecoshock
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Top climate blogger (climateprogress.org) and former Clinton energy advisor Joe Romm on the storms, floods, and fires hitting America. Maybe tornadoes are not climate change (we don't know yet) but excess precipitation in Mid-West (floods) and drought in Texas fits scientific predictions. We also talk new climate science. Always excellent fact-filled journey with Joe Romm. From Radio Ecoshock 110527 22 minutes
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Airport expansion madness continues in the UK and America, even after the campaign to stop Heathrow runway 3. Voted most effective green campaigner of 2008, activist John Stewart on how he was banned from speaking in America, on the Aviation Justice Tour (aviationjustice.org) The impacts for those living in the flight path, in the pollution trail, and for all of us from the 5% of global greenhouse gases generated by the airline industry. 22 minutes from the Radio Ecoshock Show 111109
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Escaping the religion of car domination. Yves Engler and Bianca Mugyeni try to navigate the wilds of American suburbs without a car. Full analysis of auto addiction, costs, ways back to safe, human scale. Speech by Yves Engler June 27, 2011 at SFU downtown Vancouver. Panel at book release with Vancouver Councilor David Cadman & road activist Carmen Mills. Radio Ecoshock 110706 1 hour. Visit Radio Ecoshock
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"World on Edge" - new book from Lester Brown. We talk food futures & climate. Prof. Matthew England, Climate Change Research Centre, Sydney - on Australia's terrible floods. Our unstable future. Bill Powers drops out to a 12 by 12 cabin, finding himself in Nature. Radio Ecoshock 110121 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Song: "Talking Global Warming" by Smoky Dymny
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As the climate destabilizes, threats are not what the TV says. Prepper and Peak Oil shrink Kathy McMahon gets caught out in Vermont during the floods of Hurricane Irene. Lessons learned for abandoning mental maps for real survival. How to prepare ourselves mentally and emotionally for the big new changes coming. From the Radio Ecoshock show 110907 23 minutes. Visit Radio Ecoshock
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Lester Brown, founder of Earth Policy Institute, reports U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are falling, by 9% since 2007. He credits an active anti-coal campaign, baby boomers no longer commuting, voluntary reductions, better gas mileage on cars, and more. Recording by Alex Smith of a teleconference for press November 2nd, 2011. Includes a question by Alex Smith. Used on Radio Ecoshock Show 111116. 22 minutes.
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"World on Edge" - new book from Lester Brown. We talk food futures & climate. Brown, an expert in world grain stocks and agriculture, suggests we are now in a "food bubble" comparable to the real estate/mortgage bubble in the U.S. Food availability could break down any year, and will break down within 10 years. Lester Brown explains why. From Radio Ecoshock 110121 24 minutes in Hi-Fi or Lo-Fi
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A Radio Ecoshock special. Media activist Karen Nyhus live at the Occupy Oakland General Strike, November 2nd, 2011, California. Following the shooting of veteran Scott Olsen, protesters by the thousands took to the streets trying to close down the city commerce and port. Karen talks with ordinary folks and activists in a series of brief interviews to capture their motivations and hopes. Climate activism is also raised. 16 minutes.
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Author Bill Powers drops out to a 12 by 12 cabin, finding himself in Nature. In North Carolina, this international aid worker reconnects with rural America - without running water or electricity. He finds a permaculture garden and back-to-the-land neighbors. But also a massive industrial chicken operation nearby. Is it still possible to get away from it all? Bill currently works part-time for Earth-Policy Institute. From Radio Ecoshock show 110121 23 minutes in Hi-Fi and Lo-Fi
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One third of Slave Lake Alberta suddenly burned down in early Spring, just one of many forest fires in the Boreal forests of Canada, Alaska and Russia. These turned from carbon sinks to carbon sources. We learn how from one of Canada's top wild fire experts, Dr. Michael Flannigan. Tundra fires (peat beyond the tree-line now exposed due to global warming of the Arctic) can be worse, releasing giant amounts of new carbon. From Radio Ecoshock 110527 13 minutes.
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We hear all about humans and climate change. But how will the other creatures cope? We presumed many would go extinct, due to excess heat. But new science shows similar land-based species have the same heat tolerance, no matter the latitude where they live. Less true for ocean creatures. Intriguing interview with Simon Fraser University scientists Jennifer Sunday and Nick Dulvy. From Radio Ecoshock Show 110615 14 minutes. Visit Radio Ecoshock
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In our second interview, film-maker and author Nick Rosen from the UK explains why so many people are making their own energy, and cutting loose from centralized power. Book: "Off the Grid: Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Modern America." Inspiring. From Radio Ecoshock 110608 29 minutes. Visit Radio Ecoshock
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Climate threatens 2 nuclear power plants in Nebraska (focus on Fort Calhoun) & Los Alamos nuclear weapons lab. The nuclear industry may not survive climate disruption. Then we investigate: Will the Fukushima nuclear melt-downs, and irradiation of Tokyo, prod bankruptcy of the U.S.? Only if the Japanese cash in their billions in Treasury bonds. The deep geopolitics of nuclear disaster. From the Radio Ecoshock Show 110629 29 minutes. Visit Radio Ecoshock
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Climate threatens 2 nuclear power plants in Nebraska (focus on Fort Calhoun) & Los Alamos nuclear weapons lab. The nuclear industry may not survive climate disruption. Then we investigate: Will the Fukushima nuclear melt-downs, and irradiation of Tokyo, prod bankruptcy of the U.S.? Only if the Japanese cash in their billions in Treasury bonds. The deep geopolitics of nuclear disaster. In second half: two speakers on an ecological and realistic solution: end the endless quest for growth....
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After Fukushima, making U.S. reactors safer. Feature interview with nuclear engineer David Lochbaum from Union of Concerned Scientists. Speech by Paul Watson at Premiere of new film "Eco-Pirate" with director Trish Dolman in Vancouver, Canada. Lively Q and A, as Watson updates his campaigns, now off to stop illegal fishing off the coast of war-torn Libya. Has Japan given up its illegal whaling for good? Earthbeat host Daphne Wysham records a Virginia storm victim. Compelling...
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Part 1. Serious scientific reports humans are killing the ocean life, including acidification. Two clips from scientists authoring a new report from International Programme on the State of the Ocean, or IPSO. They warn of coming mass extinction in the oceans. We look at past mass extinctions with a feature interview with expert Professor Peter Ward, author and advisor to TV series. Part 2. American Fukushima - 3 sources confirm U.S. reactors are unregulated and dangerous for decades, as...
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A new report from the International Programme on the State of the Ocean, or IPSO, features 27 top experts on the oceans. They warn the oceans are in a state of dying from multiple causes, all of them human. Climate change and ocean acidification are huge factors, followed by overfishing, pollution, dying coral and dead zones. We hear two short clips from scientists Professor Chris Reid and Dr. Alex Rogers, followed by feature interview with deep time and extinction expert Dr. Peter Ward from...
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What impact to warming oceans have on marine species? Expert Dr. Alistair Hobday of CSIRO Australia explains. Tropical species are moving toward the Poles - but run out of shallow seas at Tasmania in the Southern Ocean. Coral damaged. And some marine species, from Penguins to Turtles, may require human help to survive. Frightening impacts of global warming passed on to the sea. From Radio Ecoshock show 110311 18 minutes Visit Radio Ecoshock
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Interview with marine and climate specialist, Dr. Joshua K. Willis, from the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California. His name is on some of the most important recent scientific papers evaluating what we know, and don't know, about the state of the world's oceans and climate change. The ocean absorbs up to 90 percent of warming from our greenhouse gas emissions. Changes imperil species, change Arctic ice formation and more. Careful research scientist on what we know, and what we don't....
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As all the world builds cars & roads, while burning more & more electricity - how much oil and coal is left? This is "the talk" by geoscientist David Hughes. Retired energy expert from Geological Survey of Canada, now with Association for the Study of Peak Oil (Canada) and Post Carbon Institute. His talk on natural gas was in the Radio Ecoshock show 110518. We have passed peak oil, even coal is becoming harder to get. Countries lie about their reserves. How much is really...
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From South Africa, Professor Patrick Bond lays out the awful truth, where climate talks have gone into the dead zone. I ask if it will be safe to protest in Durban. Bond is from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and director of the Centre for Civil Society in Durban. A wide-ranging interview on how UN talks became the "Conference of the Polluters" - and the world-wide climate justice movement pointing us in the direction of survival. From Radio Ecoshock 111102 23 minutes. Visit Radio...
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Author of 1968 book "The Population Bomb" - 40 books and 40 years later, Dr. Paul R. Ehrlich joins psychologist Dr. Robert E. Ornstein to offer a solution to the multi-headed crisis we face (population, economy, peak oil, climate change). Erhlich suggests we have an ancient ability for empathy that we will need to survive the future. From Radio Ecoshock Show 110211 21 minutes.n Visit Radio Ecoshock
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An early founder of Greenpeace, and founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Captain Paul Watson is the subject of new film biography: "Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson". Speech and Q and A after the premiere at Projecting Change Film Festival, Vancouver Canada May 27. Paul Watson with film writer/director Trish Dolman. News of marine mammal conservation, and Watson's lifelong battle to save the whales. 24 minutes. Visit Radio Ecoshock
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From his new book "The End of Growth", Richard Heinberg discusses "peak food" if phosphates run out, "Resilience Circles" (also known as Common Security Clubs) to create your own community for better survival; and whether MONEY itself can survive in an economy without growth. Despite all the assurances from politicians and bankers, growth is limited by natural resources and the ability of the environment to absorb our waste. Interview with Senior Fellow at the Post...
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News of unstable oil, climate, banking and regimes brings the question: are we ready, personally, for difficult times? Dr. Jeremy Leggett, oil geologist, former Greenpeace campaigner, solar entrepreneur on world energy. Can Saudi's deliver? Solar getting cheaper anyway. Analysis of EU dependency on Libyan oil, and connections to arms trade. Then historian and psychotherapist Dr. Carolyn Baker on new book "Navigating the Coming Chaos: A Handbook for Inner Transition." Wise tips for...
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Why don't you hear about the extra cancer deaths, the global warming impacts of the ever-expanding airports? Because winning UK activists are prevented from speaking in the U.S. Hear British aviation activist John Stewart (campaigner of the year) and Dan Glass from aviationjustice.org Plus Debi Wagner from Seattle. She's fought off SeaTac (2nd largest global warming polluter in Washington State), tells us about horrible health impacts, and the battle around North America to halt airport...
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In 1997, peat fires in Indonesia provided at least 15% of all human-made greenhouse gases. The following year 1998 set a new heat record. Now the fires in Sumatra Indonesia are back, smothering Singapore and Malasia. Will we get a new burst of carbon and heat? Interview with Dr. Florian Siegert from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany. Dr. Siegert monitors fires in Indonesia by satellites. Tropical peat could threaten the world climate. Must listen radio from Radio Ecoshock Show...
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Millions of young people from all over the world need a voice on global warming, and climate change negotiations. Madeline Kovacs from projectsurvivalmedia.org explains how teams of young media-makers from developing countries will feed in from the COP-17 Climate Conference in Durban, South Africa in December 2011. Why we should continue activism, even as the major polluters refuse to take real action. From Radio Ecoshock Show 111102 15 minutes
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Professor Matthew England, Climate Change Research Centre, Sydney - on Australia's terrible floods. Our unstable future. How much comes from the over-heated ocean measured around Australia? Should we expect more such extreme precipitation events? When will Australians be willing to give up coal exports to save their own climate? From Radio Ecoshock show 110121 13 minutes in Hi-Fi or Lo-Fi
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Interview with Meterologist Jeff Masters, from The Weather Underground (#56 most popular site on the Net). We discuss the super floods in Queensland, Australia - and the new global trend toward extreme precipitation events. Including the heavy snowfall in New England (a record in New York!). Why is this happening? From Radio Ecoshock 110107 25 minutes in Hi-Fi or Lo-Fi
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Jack Alpert, from the Stanford Knowledge Integration Laboratory, says over populaton will bring riots, chaos, and billions of deaths in the next 10 years. We must slash world population. Alpert explores the maximum naturally sustainable number for Earth, and radical ways to get there. With 3 follow-up interviews with Greenpeace co-founder Rex Weyler, ecologist Vandy Savage, and Dr. Bill Rees, co-inventor of the "Ecological Footprint". Bed music: "Unrestrained Growth" by...
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Why are so many bad things happening at once? Handling the converging crisis with author Ellen Laconte. The new rules when Life rules. An interview with lasting wisdom in troubled times. Then to the next threat to both climate and oceans: Cairn Energy drills deep off Greenland in "Iceberg Alley". Greenpeace call them out, with climate campaigner Vicky Wyatt. In our last interview, we talk with scientists Jennifer Sunday and Nick Dulvy on heat tolerance in small species. Will some be...
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. delivers blockbuster speech to Commonwealth Club of California June 2011. How coal has poisoned all Americans, and all fish. Why are they allowed to blast away 500 mountains in Appalachia (is that "terrorism")? Instead, Kennedy offers a vision of renewable power, including his own investments, and a new energy grid. Contains bitter assessment of corporate rule and corporate-controlled media. Courtesy of Climate One project of Commonwealth Club, with host Greg...
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Is Earth ready to cope with 7 billion people? We hit 6 billion in 1999, when prospects for the economy and climate action were much brighter. From the Population Institute in Washington, Robert Walker, author of new report "From 6 Billion to 7 Billion, How Population Growth Is Changing and Challenging Our World" Part of Population Speak Out. Severe problems ahead, with some solutions that benefit all (like educating women, and empowering their choice over family size).nFrom the Radio...
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How to educate kids in the community, in the real world? In America it's called "Service Learning". The classroom moves out into community action, driven by the students, and assessed by them. Any teacher can do it, as Vermont Primary School teacher Katy Farber explains in her book "How to Save the World With Service Learning". Bright mind in action, of interest not just to parents and teachers, but also the Transition Movement. From Radio Ecoshock Show 110506. 16 minutes. n...
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India is trying to power up, approving 173 new coal-fired plants this year alone. But it is the right way to go? Interview with respected electrical engineer Shankar Sharma on coal and the better options of renewable energy. Protests have broken out against coal, and some plants are unable to open. The challenges of hooking up over a billion people, from a long-time insider. From Radio Ecoshock 110928 21 minute interview (with help from Sierra Club India). Visit Radio Ecoshock
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Following droughts in Texas, floods in the Mid-West, and the most deadly tornado season in U.S. records - how much of that is climate change? We talk it through with meteorologist Jeff Masters from The Weather Underground, one of the top 50 most-read blogs in the world. From Radio Ecoshock show 110527 16 minutes.
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The economic system and the ecosphere are at risk of massive and abrupt change. From the popular financial blog "The Automatic Earth" writer "Ilagi" on the European banking mess, and blowback to America. Boston Globe journalist Dianne Dumanowski reads from book "The End of the Long Summer" (our former stable climate). Two part interview of Alder Stone Fuller on the risk of abrupt and violent climate change. It's not just James Lovelock. Dozens of major scientists...
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