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2008 Radio Ecoshock Show
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EARLY DEPRESSION DAZE Forget Madoff. Wall St. is the giant Ponzi scheme. The CDS/CDO asteroid set to strike Earth in 2009. Then Michael Byron on surviving the Crunch. Alex's food storage audio blog. Bit of music and fun. Radio Ecoshock 081219 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
FOUR HORSEMEN Cars, Coal, Climate and War (1.) Testimony to Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming Dec 9. On auto bail-out and real future of green transportation (2.) Frosty the Coal Man? Twisted carols and coal plant radiation. (3.) second half hour - Gwynne Dyer columnist, author, military historian on extreme climate change and resulting wars. Exclusive preview of new radio series. Radio Ecoshock Show 081212 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
Climate Terrorism: The Tar Sands As #1 supplier of oil to USA, Canada's tar sands kill the environment, locals, and pollute the world's atmosphere. Three speeches: Jessie Kalman on environment; Mike Mercredi - the industrial genocide of aboriginals; Will Horton on new pipelines, ports and spills in British Columbia's treasured forests and coast. Ecoshock 081205 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS It's going to be a bumpy ride. Last ditch plans to save the climate from: Barack Obama (Nov 18th); Prof. Robert Pollin on new green economy; Prof Victor compares ecological and economic collapse; boil-down of latest testimony by NASA's James Hansen (Nov 26th) to UK government. All fresh audio with the latest. Ecoshock Show 081128 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
FOOD DOMINATION, SURVIVAL AND HUMAN HYBRID POWER Three speakers: ETC Group report naming multinationals now controlling your food supply; Survival food business picking up (plus tips for you); Max Donelan's "hybrid humans" generate electricity as they walk. Ecoshock Show 081121 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
GOING DOWN IN FLAMES Dmitri Orlov, author of "Reinventing Collapse" predicts next stages of economic crisis. Need to know info. Plus clips from Karmabanque Radio. Second half: dying newspapers. Journalist/editor Paul Gillin on disappearing print and new media. Also Redeye Collective on tottering Canwest media empire in Canada and Australia. 3 interviews. Ecoshock Show 081114 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
RUNAWAY TRAIN Finance and Climate Crisis How we go bankrupt; the currency crisis from Max Keiser et al. Then Jim Laurie interview: how we can save the climate without spending a trillion dollars. Ecoshock Show 081031 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
NAOMI KLEIN Shock Doctrine Now! Rocking speech from Santa Cruz Oct 17th 08 on Rise of Disaster Capitalism - developed from current affairs. How the big boys use the finance crisis. Ecoshock 081024 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
TOM HAYDEN The Birth of Movements. As government and corporatations fails, a wide-spread social movement to address climate change, peak oil, and extinction. How does it start? Tom Hayden helped birth a dozen social movements. From a new speech in Vancouver, an Alternative Radio program, and quotes from his 2008 book: "Writings for a New Democracy, The Tom Hayden Reader." Ecoshock Show 081017 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB. Audio quotes read by Steve Bowell.
PAUL EHRLICH - THE DOMINANT ANIMAL and the Fate of Biodiversity. New book by Stanford Professor and author of "The Population Bomb" and dozens more. Wide-ranging speech on threats to humanity, and to all species. Recorded UBC 080924 Ecoshock Show 081010 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Recording courtesy University of British Columbia Beaty Museum.
THE PROLONGED CRASH Investigation into why FDIC and Federal Reserve took over a trillion in toxic trash for the taxpayer. Also James H. Kuntsler on deep reasons crash of America is inevitable (Peak Oil X greed = obvious disaster). News of global bailouts and why they will fail. Meanwhile, climate threat grinds on - remember Galveston? Also: where are the protests? Ecoshock Show 081003 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
A CLIMATE OF CRASH AND CHOICE Finance and elections. Mike Whitney on Wall Street mess - Bush's plan to grab the money and run. Voting for climate action. Brianna Cayo Cotter U.S. PowerVote.org; Tzeporah Berman speech introducing PowerUpCanada.ca. Also Rep Ed Markey webcast on new Green Jobs initiative. Plus some fun (e.g. George Carlin) and music. Ecoshock Show 080926 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
THE OLD FUTURE'S GONE As Wall St. crumbles, Texas U Prof Robert Jensen asks if days of mass movements are gone. The 60's are not coming back. Alternative title: "The Delusion Revolution: We're On the Road to Extinction and In Denial" Ecoshock Show 080919 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB. Theme song "The Old Future's Gone" by John Gorka.
PEAK CLIMATE - Double header. Dr. Peter Ward on past extinctions and violent climate change. Julian Darley, founder of the Post Carbon Institute, on how to live past the energy crisis. Ecoshock Show 080912 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
EXTREME STORMS. MONBIOT. Interview w. UK columnist/author George Monbiot; coverage of extreme rainfall events around the world; possibility of violent climate reaction. Are we going to let this happen? Ecoshock Show 080905 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB.
PEAK OIL AND THE MEDIA Why isn't mainstream media explaining oil decline, and it's impact on society? Vancouverpeakoil.org presents a panel of five journalists: Rex Weyler, Barbara Jaffe, Charlie Smith, Sara Robinson and Alex Smith. How to organize, use media, bypass the mainstream. Ecoshock Show 080829 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
UK CLIMATE ACTION Thousands gather in Britain's climate camp against coal; 3 protests, police over-reaction. Is it "Green Stalinism" versus decentralized power? Radio live from Camp. Ecoshock Show 080822 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB. Compiled from over 9 hours of live climatecamp.org radio. For more information, check out climatecamp.tv
RISING SEAS, DRYING WEST Ecoshock Show 080815 Top IPCC organizer and U of Arizona Professor Jonathan Overpeck speech at Washington U. After updating the world climate report, Overpeck predicts climate impacts on North America. 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
METHANE BURPS AND TELE-EVERYTHING Ecoshock Show 080808 Guest host KMO from C-Realm podcast interviews David M. Bushnell, Chief Scientist from NASA Langley Research Center. Lots of doom, but really good solutions too. Thanks to KMO for sharing this rare interview. 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
ENDLESS SUMMER Ecoshock Show 080801 Surf is up and the heat is on. A review of the UK climate activist scene. Then a hot speech by Canadian scientist and broadcaster Dr. David Suzuki. 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB. Song "Endless Summer" by Ghostly Penguin Display.
CHANGE OR BURN The Australian Experience. Ecoshock Show 080718 Speech by top climate/economic advisor to new Australian gov't, Prof. Ross Garnaut. Likely basis for American action in 2009. Plus the "Clean Development" scam takes billions out of real clean energy. 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
Coping With Climate Change Ecoshock Show 080725 How can we face it? Two interviews: Pulitzer prize winner Catherine Ellison, and climate/nuclear historian Spencer Weart. Updated replay from our 2007 season. 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
FIRESTORM: CARBON RISING Ecoshock Show 080711 Report from climate front-line - the Calif fires, with Maria Gilardin. Aborginal people in Yukon dying forests. Canada's top scientist Dr. Gordon McBean on rising CO2. Bucky Buckaw on raising backyard chickens. 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB. Song "Fix It Or Stop Complaining" by Dan Berggren.
A WARNING FROM THE PAST Past greenhouse worlds, quick climate shifts, and mass extinctions caused by changes to the atmosphere. Dr. Andrew Glikson studies space impacts, volcanoes, and past climates. This speech from Australia National University explains current shift toward a hot-state planet - much faster than ever before. Ecoshock Show 080704 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB. Slides for Glikson talk (.pdf)
HANSEN: CLIMATE CRIMINALS NASA Scientist wants oil exec's who fund deniers tried for crimes against humanity. James Hansen warns we are past the danger point already. Stop coal, build new power grid, REDUCE CO2! Clips from NPR, ABC, NBC, Fox, Democracy Now etc on this controversy. Also: how Exxon hit Greenpeace with IRS, and Robert Kennedy Jr. Vs. Glenn Beck. You be the judge. Ecoshock 080627 1 hr CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB. Download Hansen's testimony and Q and A at Congressional Select Committee 080623.
COLLAPSE AND THE CLIMATE CRISIS Dmitry Orlov interview "Re-inventing Collapse" compares end of Soviet and American empires as oil era ends. Also: Animal rights and warming: Anthony Marr interview. Amory Lovins tells gov't Nukes no answer to climate. Alex on oil company trolls. Add fires, floods, and drought - it's radio for the unwinding. Ecoshock 080620 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB. Song "We Can't Make It Here Anymore" James McMurty
BUILDING SANITY A one hour workshop on super-low energy houses, office and municipal buildings with Dr. Guido Wimmers. Over 12,000 already built in Europe. Reduce Fossil fuel consumption, bills and emissions (!) by 90%. Ecoshock Show 080613 1 hour CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)
BUILDING MADNESS Buildings emit 48% of fossil CO2 killing the climate. Six voices on cities, "eco-density," green architecture, and city fascism. Anthony Perle, Richard Register, Larry Franks, Sir Norman Foster, Derrick Jensen, Al Gore, Guido Wimmers. Is the global stampede to cities sustainable - or just a bubble? Hard info on Israeli electric cars and why suburbs make people fat. Ecoshock Show 080606 1 hour CD Quality (56) MB or Lo-Fi (14 MB.) New music: "Dirty Town" by Vancouver group "Mother Mother"
Safe Climate or Endless War? Guests Michael T. Klare (new book "Rising Powers, Shrinking World") and space activist Bruce Gagnon on need to convert military budget toward a fossil-free America. Plus two clips: Dimitri Orlov on "Re-inventing Collapse. The Soviet Example and American Prospects"; and Robert Kennedy Jr. five men who run U.S. media. Is American collapsing? Where are the $$ for new transportation and energy systems, climate adaptation? Radio Ecoshock Show 080530 1 hour CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)
TOO HOT TO HANDLE! C.S. Soong of KPFA Berkeley interviews Canadian environmental historian Colin Duncan. Why climate change may overwhelm civilization. Full interview from "Against the Grain" May 5th show. Then: song-writing activist David Rovics talks about his music, his life, and the movement. I think he's a modern Pete Seeger. The Radio Ecoshock Show 080523 1 hour CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)
Crisis in Confidence News of global breakdown. Clips from Yale's James G. Speth on eco failure; comedy duel "The Bugle" on biofuels; Lester Brown on food crisis; Mel Hurtig on capital flight; UBS Swiss Bank as Rogue Capitalism? Billionaires bailing on climate (and you) - but activist Bill McKibben says we have One Last Chance. Packed Ecoshock Show 080516 1 hour CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)
If You Love This Planet Dr. Helen Caldicott's new broadcast / podcast program #1. Famous anti-nuclear physician and activist interviews David Lochbaum, from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Near-melt-downs of U.S. reactors, spent fuel as terrorist targets, failure to protect public safety. Nuclear power not the answer to global warming. Use helencaldicott.com and beyondnuclear.org. Ecoshock show 080509 1 hr CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB.
Radio for Troubled Times Biofuels and world food crisis. Breaking climate news: Jetstream moving, CO2 way up, methane escaping. From the UK: Off-grid living expert Nick Rosen. American housing crisis, storms, or fire: living in your car. Plus Medea Benjamin on Code Pink anti-war. Ecoshock 080502 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or LoFi 14 MB. Songs: "Here at the End of the World" by David Rovics and new hit "Sea Lion Woman" by Canadian star Feist.
Highway to Hell: How Smog Kills Polluted cities kills hundreds of thousands. Under-reported plague from vehicle emissions. 2 interviews: Dr. Ricki Ott on oil toxicity and PAH's; Dr. Joel Schwartz, Harvard's top expert on air pollution. Nanoparticles in your bloodstream - and carbon soot makes more global warming. Ecoshock show 080425 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
ADDICTED TO OIL Why can't we kick the habit? Interview w. psychologist Bruce Alexander, author of "Globalized Addiction"; clip from Nate Hagens at ASPO (why we don't react to Peak Oil); clips from Dr. Gabor Mate, Terry Tamminen, Tim Flannery and new quotes from Al Gore. Plus original radio play: "Eco-Intervention". Ecoshock Show 080418 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
SOLAR TO SAVE US Calif. scientist Nate Lewis says CO2 is rising rapidly - why only Solar can power the Earth. Then Wall Street insider of Climateer Investing explores solar market and new tech that could do the job. Who owns India's Tata, and why World Bank is financing Tata Ultra Mega coal plants as "clean energy." Ecoshock show 080411 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
CLIMATE: WHO, IF NOT US? Thomas Homer-Dixon, author of "Ingenuity Gap" and "Updside of Down" Toronto 080320. Carbon surge threatens the world, breaking IPCC predictions. Latest science. Plus interiew with climate modeller Andreas Schmittner. Stunning, scary look at gap between the new atmosphere and human inaction. Ecoshock show 080404 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
"Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil" Speech March 18 by Richard Gilbert and Anthony Perl. How new oil economy reshapes air, road, rail, and shipping toward sustainable power. 080328 show 1 hr CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
Wall Street and Climate Crash Will we have money to create the new energy economy? Wall Street insider from Climateer Investing talks trades, carbon emissions, and the climate bubble. Warren Buffet's carbon footprint, and interview with Rainforest Action Network's campaign against Wall St. coal financeers. Ecoshock 080321 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
Dirty Coal, Dirty Politics, Wasted World Packed show: coal plant blues, Obama and McCain on climate, exclusive Derrick Jensen speech - comprehending the Ecocaust. Plus super climate scientist Ken Caldeira on Zero emissions. Side order of clips from activist band Manu Chao. 080314 show 1 hr CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
20 Years of Climate Failure The time for "learning" and wishful thinking is over, says Prof. Mark Jaccard, author of "Sustainable Fossil Fuels" and "Hot Air". Jaccard says governments need compulsory greenhouse laws, that work, to avoid catastrophe. Recorded 080304 Vancouver, 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
Our Dying Oceans Latest awful science on climate's impact: dead zones, acidification, extinctions. From the AAAS in Boston Ben Halpern (maps of ocean damage); Smithsonian's Nancy Wilson ("Code Red"); John Timmer on acidification; from Norway, Dr. Christian Nellemann, author of UNEP report "In Dead Water" - plus "the new Stern report" from Australia. 1 packed hour Ecoshock Show 080229 CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
Drying of the West with National Geographic author Robert Kunzig; the first Carbon Tax in North America in B.C. (and what it means for the U.S.); censored Canadian scientists - speech clip from Dr. John Fyfe, IPCC author. Oh yeah, and some hope. 1 hour. Ecoshock show 080222 CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
Eating Oil - From Tar Sands to Food. Here is the Ecoshock show 080215 for next week. Agriculture heating the planet, says Greenpeace. Dr. Pete Smith (author) and Josh Brandon (ag campaigner); second half of show is speech on Canadian Tar Sands by MacDonald Stainsby. 1 hour CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)
End of the Age of Oil Part 2 James Howard Kunstler Conclusion of speech plus a lively Q and A. What will it be like as oil runs out? Audience reacts with tough questions for author and now urban planner, Kunstler, as first visiting scholar to Urban Studies Program at SFU. Recorded 080124 by Ecoshock. Ecoshock Show 080208 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
End of the Age of Oil James Howard Kunstler lecture as first visiting scholar to Simon Fraser Urban Studies 080124 From the Long Emergency to new measures after Peak Oil. Part 1 of 2. Ecoshock show 080201 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB. End of speech plus Q and A next week.
Capitalist Despair and the Climate Deadline Markets churn over a global banking fraud. Clive Doucet on U.S. refugee cities; George Monbiot on growth fixation; Evan Goodstein of Focus the Nation - climate goes to colleges; Ian Angus, full speech on climate after the Bali failure. Ecoshock show 080125 1 hour CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)
PANIC SETS IN Four speakers on extreme climate change. Dr. Michael MacCracken of Climate Institute on new book "Sudden and Disruptive Climate Change" (Earthscan); James Howard Kunstler on Peak Oil and Suburbia; Ross Gelbspan says it's too late to stop heating; 911/Truther Nafeez Ahmed on climate. Ecoshock 080118 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB.
PEAK OIL AND POPULATION Guest host George Kenny interviews Dr. Albert Bartlett on rising prices, declining reserves, and impact of billions more people. Lifelong expert with frank talk on future. Ecoshock 080111 Courtesy Electric Politics podcast. 1 hr 56 MB Also available in Lo-Fi mono 14 MB
GREENHOUSE WORLDS Interview with deep time expert Dr. Robert Spicer of UK. Plus review of 2007 record weather; caution on Lovelock fatalism; limits to heating?; scientific activism. Ecoshock program 080104 1 hour 56 MB or LoFi 14 MB 32 kbps mono.